After making his return to Raw earlier in the night, Finn Balor answered Damian Priest’s call for real competition and challenged him to a US Championship match next week!
Finn Balor made his return to Raw after a month away, and his first night back was certainly an eventful one. Early on in the night, he teamed with Tommaso Ciampa to take on the Dirty Dawgs, and Ciampa pinned Robert Roode to score the victory for their team.
Balor wasn’t done for the night, however. After Damian Priest successfully defended his United States Championship against Shelton Benjamin, he cut a promo asking to face a world champion level opponent. This brought out Finn Balor to confront him, saying that Priest should be careful what he wished for and that he wanted a United States Championship match on next week’s episode of Raw.
“You wanna face a serious athlete? You wanna face a serious fighter? You want a world champion level opponent? Sounds like you’re talking about me. Be careful what you wish for, Priest. I’ll see you next week.”
Damian Priest has been the United States Champion since pinning Sheamus at SummerSlam to capture the title. He was not pinned on the main roster in singles action until the January 17th episode of Monday Night Raw, where he lost to Kevin Owens.