Although he has an impressive resume, it’s shocking to find that Finn Balor‘s 2021 was so underwhelming.
After a second stint in NXT, the former Universal Champion made his return to the main roster by taking out Sami Zayn in July. After that, he entered a program with the current Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
While Balor/Reigns at Extreme Rules sounded like a 5-star caliber match on paper, the ending left a sour taste in the mouths of many fans.
In the closing moments of this bout, The Demon climbed up to the top turnbuckle only for the ropes to give way.
This was obviously a way to keep Roman Reigns from being defeated whilst not tarnishing the reputation of one of the WWE’s most protected wrestling persona’s. Was it a good call? Well, that’s debatable.
As for the rest of the match, it went something like this.
Balor went down. Reigns took advantage of the fall. Reigns smashed Balor with a spear. Reigns pins Balor. The Tribal Cheif stands tall…
Ever since then, Balor’s stint on the main roster has been a bit lackluster since returning.
To sum things up, he went from having potentially what could have been one of the biggest main roster comebacks in the company’s history to a whacky finish that left fans puzzled.