Finn Balor is determined to be a part of WrestleMania this year as he admits that he was hurt by being left off the show in 2021.
Balor was a part of NXT in the spring of 2021 when WrestleMania 37 took place in the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, having rejoined the black and gold brand in 2019. During his stint there the Irish star became NXT Champion for a second time before rejoining the WWE’s main roster in the summer of 2021.
Speaking on WWE After The Bell Balor discussed missing out on WrestleMania and says it doesn’t matter the spot on the card, he wants to compete at The Show Of Shows:
“You can be jaded in any walk of your life, but when you’re a kid and you watch wrestling and love wrestling. The idea of being involved in WrestleMania is so far-fetched. Every time that WrestleMania comes around, you want to be involved.”
“Even though I wasn’t involved last year, I watched, and I’ll be honest, it hurt. I just had a killer match with Karrion Kross in NXT and the next day I’m sitting at home on the couch watching WrestleMania. I wasn’t part of the brand, so I shouldn’t have been on the show, but the competitor in me or the person that wants to prove something, it did hurt not being involved. The second night, it did hurt not being involved.”
“If there’s wrestling on and there are people at it and a ring is set up and everyone is watching on TV, I want to be on that show. It definitely hurt not being involved, even though I wasn’t at all available. I’m super excited and I want to be involved at WrestleMania, whether it’s first night, second night, Axxess, I don’t care. I want to be on there.”