Finn Balor says he respects the hustle of John Cena after Cena stole what was going to be the Irishman’s opportunity to face Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship.
A contract signing was set for SmackDown with Reigns accepting Balor’s challenge to meet him for his Universal Title. Things took a turn for the worse for Balor when Baron Corbin attacked him and took the contract into his own desperate hands. This brought out John Cena to the ring where he handily dispatched Corbin before signing his own name on the dotted line, guaranteeing himself a title match at SummerSlam.
In conversation with WWE Die Woche Finn Balor revealed that rather than feeling aggrieved by what happened, he respects Cena’s approach and says he’d have likely done the same:
“Of course, but in the same situation, I’m sure I would have done the same. I have to respect that and respect the approach he came with. I do believe that myself and Roman have unfinished business. Roman accepted the challenge. It may not be SummerSlam, but I’m sure we’ll get down to business once Roman and John is handled.”
The first-ever WWE Universal Champion is not ruling out the possibility, however, of having to share the ring with both Cena and Reigns to get his shot at the title:
“I’m not sure the possibility of a triple threat is off the cards right now, so if we could somehow finagle that, that would be fantastic. If not, the one reason I’m on SmackDown is to become Universal Champion. Roman Reigns is who I want. I’ve wrestled John before and wrestled Roman before. What I want is to become the Universal Champion.”
This is not the first time a title challenger has found their way into a big-time title match by hijacking a contract signing. In 2004, Shawn Michaels interrupted the WrestleMania contract signing between Triple H and Royal Rumble winner Chris Benoit. Michaels found himself in possession of the paperwork and signed his name turning the WrestleMania XX main event into a triple threat match.
Credit: WWE Die Woche