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    Finn Balor

    It finally hit me as to what entrance does Finn Balor reminds me of...it was bothering me for a while, but now with the red trunks, I got it.


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    Not Balor's biggest fan but he's got enough fans that they have to do something better with him in 2019

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    Now there is a heel IC champ it is a big opportunity for Balor. Even though he won the Universal Title before he isn't at that level any more and he is just dying for a good midcard feud to help with taht rehabilitation. He really hasn't had a popularly recieved feud since his return beyond some well done one off matches but a run opposite Dean Ambrose could be just the tonic to have people reinvest in his work.

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    Well gotta say better late than never I guess. Finn finally gets his chance to get beaten by Brock.

    Im actually a fan of this as I've said in other places it is clear Brock works best against smaller guys when he doesn't have to tune up the strength, menace and power and can then actually use his natural speed. The guy also seems to be way more willing to bump around for the smaller guys which makes them look great.

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    I just heard some rumors on why Balor lost the IC title on Monday.

    The WWE apparently has "bigger plans" for Balor at Mania...and the early speculation is that we might end up getting a Demon Balor vs The Undertaker. Take that for what you will, but who knows.

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    Give Balor the win and I’m all for it.

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    I'm also all for it if they were to differentiate his demon character even more.

    i'd take the rumor with a big grain of salt tho.

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    Can't muster much enthusiasm for Undertaker wrestling anymore, I'm afraid. I agree if he puts Balor over it's a lot more palatable though.

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    Given the state of Taker, he can probably only work 5 mins effectively. it would be best as a squash for Balor.

    I just don't see them doing that to Taker.

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    To add a bit more, the rumor I heard was in favor of having The Demon squash Taker as "punishment" for going to the fan Fest right before Mania. Can't remember the name of it.

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    That would be awesome then if it comes true. Vince turns on one of his most loyal workers because he's the most petty man in the world.

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    Apparently the WWE is using images of Balor as the Demon for their marketing and graphics for WM35. Regardless of who he is facing, I think we are getting the Demon as all of the rumors state that there are 'big plans' for Balor for Mania. The general feeling among news sites, and IWC sites is that the Demon is coming back at Mania. Against who? Still not sure, the biggest rumor is still Taker, but no idea on who else it could be.

    Taker is a possibility and the #1 rumor
    Cena? probably not as he is rumored to face Angle and/or Joe
    Who else is 'big plans' worthy that is not already attached to a match already?

    Regardless, Mania is at an outdoor stadium, and IF the Demon makes his return, they MUST wait until after the sun sets and it is dark. Otherwise it is a complete waste.
    Last edited by Powder; 03-15-2019 at 11:17 AM.

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    Which is easily doable when you're in New Jersey.

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    Catch-22 for elaborate Mania entrances... they’re best in the dark, which would suit doing all Mania’s on the east coast. However, that time of year isn’t always conducive to open air stadiums because of the weather. Whereas the weather is quite nice further out west, but then you deal with the longer daylight issue. Sting’s entrance at 31 was cool; it would’ve been much better in the dark, though.

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    Are we sure that The Demon is even coming, or is all this internet speculation because they have a guy with a cool look that they can put on ads to try and pump the Network?

    It wouldn't be the first time that one department wasn't speaking to another.

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    No we are not sure, but those are the major rumors swirling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Farrell View Post
    Are we sure that The Demon is even coming, or is all this internet speculation because they have a guy with a cool look that they can put on ads to try and pump the Network?
    It's really hard for me to believe WWE would ever, ever pass up a chance to throw someone with even a slight supernatural vibe against the Undertaker.

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    So, now with just about 2 weeks to go til Mania, Balor still does not have a match, and various rumor websites have conflicting reports about Balor vs Taker. Some say it still will happen while others say it will not.

    One site said has a report that says that Balor is going to request a rematch with Lashley for the IC title.

    https://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/wwe-...restlemania-35

    And another sire says that Balor is hinting at a match with Taker

    https://www.ringsidenews.com/2019/03...he-undertaker/

    So who knows what the actual plan is.
    Last edited by Powder; 03-21-2019 at 10:55 AM.

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    I don't think there is a plan. I also can't see bringing Taker in now less than 3 weeks away.

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    Taker could show up unadvertised the night of, but it's not going to be a big match with the Demon. It's going to be what it was last year. Someone in the ring, minimal offense, chokeslam, tombstone, 1-2-3.

    So, I mean, Finn could get squashed by Undertaker I suppose. But I'd so much prefer Elias in that role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Farrell View Post
    Taker could show up unadvertised the night of, but it's not going to be a big match with the Demon. It's going to be what it was last year. Someone in the ring, minimal offense, chokeslam, tombstone, 1-2-3.

    So, I mean, Finn could get squashed by Undertaker I suppose. But I'd so much prefer Elias in that role.
    Undertaker will interrupt Elias' musical segment. I can't see Undertaker having an actual match since there hasn't been an appearance from him yet. At least last year, Cena cut promos asking for a match with Taker, but there has been no mention of Taker on the show by anyone.

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    If Taker must wrestle and must win, Elias seems like the ideal candidate.

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    Elias plays music, runs down the city, talks about how Elias is the biggest thing to ever happen at WrestleMania, GONG, Taker's entrance, Elias tells Taker that he'll gladly be the third person to beat him, convenient referee at ringside, bell, punches/pulled down from Old School/Elias offence ending in Old School/Taker sits up/big boot/chokeslam/tombstone, bell, exit Taker.

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    So, rumors now are that Taker isn't coming back until the Saudi event in May. I actually don't have an issue with that at all. Taker is so tied to WrestleMania, but it's that win streak that's that's so synonymous with Taker at Mania. He shouldn't be beating guys unless it's heels in some throwaway nothing segment, but Taker's mythos is above being involved in throwaway nothing segments.

    So bring him back for these big international shows, and only cart him out for Mania if he's got something real to do.

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    I think it's good Taker skips a 'Mania because it needs to happen at some point. He can't be tied to the event forever. Time to move on.

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    Taker skipped Mania in 2000, granted it was for an injury.

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    And 19 years ago. That’s a long time.

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    Demon Balor has been announced for the Super Show Down, against Andrade.

    "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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    Hmm...that comes with a bit of sadness for me, because I don't think they'll have Andrade get the win he needs and deserves to elevate him up the card. The Demon is kind of invulnerable.

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    Balor coming up on 75 days as IC Champ, which means he's already surpassed the previous three reigns (including one of his own).

    Is he going to pass Rollins' 119 days, or will he drop the belt before then?

    "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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    I've only just noticed that he wasn't even on the Stomping Ground card, which is a sign of where the IC Title is right now. I must admit, I find it kind of weird that they're not making a thing of him and focusing some TV time his way - aside from the Andrade match, his only televised defence since Mania was vs Sami the night after Mania. That's not really a featured performer kind of situation.

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    Maybe with the comments from Tama Tonga, we will get to see some sort of AJ vs Balor program beginning in Japan in this upcoming week?? From the main page a few days ago:

    Tonga wrote, “Wwe Japan trying to come on our territory with ‘ The Club’. Cool story bro. ‘Get the fuck outta here'”

    He also commented on how AEW is bringing the competition to WWE. He wrote, “Don’t mind me. I am just stating the obvious. AEW coming in hard On their territory”

    Tonga also asked what many WWE fans have been asking since the match with Triple H and The Club was announced – why isn’t WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor teaming with Styles, Gallows and Anderson?

    “Why isn’t @FinnBalor in #TheClub?? I mean, he literally started it….am-i-right or am-i-right?,” he wrote.
    I mean he does have a point. Yes when the Club debuted they were paired with AJ Styles, but during the AJ vs Blaor match on RAW a while back, they were doing some Club stuff, and Gallows and Anderson and Balor have all made inferences to them all being part of the Club.

    So maybe they are going to be setting something in motion. Japan is the literal best place to have a reunion AND a starting point off for a story line with AJ and Balor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    I've only just noticed that he wasn't even on the Stomping Ground card, which is a sign of where the IC Title is right now. I must admit, I find it kind of weird that they're not making a thing of him and focusing some TV time his way - aside from the Andrade match, his only televised defence since Mania was vs Sami the night after Mania. That's not really a featured performer kind of situation.
    The WWE roster is so packed that it's impossible to fit everyone on every PPV. I think it's healthy for a good balance of top performers be left off cards regularly, as long as the cards and stories don't suffer. For example, We saw Raw's midcard title on Stomping Grounds, but not the tag titles, yet vice versa for the Smackdown brand. Maybe Extreme Rules will have the Raw tag titles defended, and the IC title on the line. If they continue that regularly, there's no harm.

    The obvious problem is that they accomplish this by just putting Finn and the Revival in the background for a PPV. I don't think that's necessarily true, but even reasonable online fans like yourself saw Finn missing from the show, and stated "it's a sign of where the IC TItle is right now".
    Considering the personal time that the #1 contender Andrade had recently, I wouldn't think it's a sign of much about Finn.

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    It is a sign for Finn. And that sign is this; Finn Balor sucks. Then. Now. Forever. Carry on.


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    Get fucked.

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    I only speak the truth. I'll say this much for Finn; he may be to wrestling what Eddie Furlong is to acting, but at least he's know Bobby Roode. That guy is so terrible he makes The Warlord look like Crow Era Sting.


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    Thank god Cutl said Warlord. If he said El Gigante, then we would have had words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cult Icon View Post
    It is a sign for Finn. And that sign is this; Finn Balor sucks. Then. Now. Forever. Carry on.
    QFT, although he has lovely abs.

    Quote Originally Posted by PEN15v2 View Post
    The WWE roster is so packed that it's impossible to fit everyone on every PPV. I think it's healthy for a good balance of top performers be left off cards regularly, as long as the cards and stories don't suffer. For example, We saw Raw's midcard title on Stomping Grounds, but not the tag titles, yet vice versa for the Smackdown brand. Maybe Extreme Rules will have the Raw tag titles defended, and the IC title on the line. If they continue that regularly, there's no harm.

    The obvious problem is that they accomplish this by just putting Finn and the Revival in the background for a PPV. I don't think that's necessarily true, but even reasonable online fans like yourself saw Finn missing from the show, and stated "it's a sign of where the IC TItle is right now".
    Considering the personal time that the #1 contender Andrade had recently, I wouldn't think it's a sign of much about Finn.
    Interesting thought, and I kind of get it. I think if they are going to do this, though, they need to lean a bit more heavily into getting something on TV for the opposite belt - if that makes sense? So Finn would have been featured on TV while the US one was getting the PPV shine, and vice versa?

    I don't know if that would work, though.

    I'm kind of glad we're away from this stupid shoe-horned in Saudi thing, because it messes completely with scheduling and feuds. Maybe in the next month or so things start to look up as we get back onto a regular timeline for the PPV/Special Event.

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    The abs suck too Ollie. They're also fake. My best sources have informed me.


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    Bastard. Has he got those pig abs that I heard they're transplanting into people now?

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