Finn Balor’s alter-ego, The Demon King, has always garnered special attention from fans across the globe. Not only have they been awed by this larger than life character but also drawn towards it. But only on occasions has Balor utilised this persona as he maintains a more consistent personality on Monday Night Raw. Speaking to the indianexpress.com, the Irishman emphasised that he does not ‘need’ a demon because he is the one who created it. And it is up to the viewers to decide which is stronger- the Demon or Balor.
Stating that periodic transformation into a terrifying Demon channelises the dark side of his nature, Balor said that the change happens only when it is needed. “The demon is something that is a very difficult for me to do every day. It takes a lot out of me mentally, physically and emotionally. I don’t require it every day and it resurfaces only when the situation demands. I have beaten wrestlers like Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins without the demon. Finn Balor doesn’t need a demon because Finn Balor created a demon. Which one is stronger? the fans should tell me,” said Balor.
Balor is someone who has experienced the highs and lows of WWE in quite a short span of time. While he holds the distinction of being the first wrestler in WWE history to win a world title on their pay-per-view debut, he also went to relinquish it the following night on Raw due to a shoulder injury. When asked if he still has the ambition of winning back the title, the three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion said, “Not only is it my goal but I am sure it is my right. I am entitled to a Championship rematch for a title that I won against Seth Rollins in my first pay per view but I never lost it. Obviously, there was a setback with the injury. But now I am better than ever and I am feeling good now. So, anyone who wants to step in the ring for me, I am ready.”
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Kurt Angle put Samoa Joe and Finn Balor on Raw’s Survivor Series team. While the duo remains as the first winners of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, the animosity between the two goes back a long way. The most obvious question on everybody’s lips is whether Joe and Balor can work together? The former NXT Champion did give us an honest answer when he said, “I am an honest person and I would like to hope that we can be together for Raw. But knowing Joe and the type of competitor that he is, one opportunity and he is going to take it. So I have to be aware at all times and be ready for any potential backstabbing. But I am still hoping that we can put together for the greater good. As a kid Survivor Series was my favourite pay-per-view and it will be a huge honour to represent Raw.”
For fans in India, there is a lot of excitement as New Delhi plays hosts to WWE Superstars next month for a live event. Balor is thrilled about the same and can’t wait to perform in front of a packed Indian crowd. “It’s been a long time since WWE last toured India and I am hoping that it going to be exciting.” On the possibilities of the ‘demon’ resurfacing in India, Balor was quick to remind, “If circumstances arise he will be present else Finn Balor will be knocking down opponents as usual.”