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3 ways WWE could handle Finn Balor's return

Seth Carter
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22.11K   //    11 Sep 2019, 18:15 IST


Finn Balor and AJ Styles touch their doggy shaped shadow puppets together.
Finn Balor and AJ Styles touch their doggy shaped shadow puppets together.

The last time we saw Finn Balor, he was being obliterated by Bray Wyatt's alter ego The Fiend at SummerSlam. He was beaten so badly that he hasn't appeared on WWE television since then. As you may have heard, he's away on his requested leave of absence for personal reasons.

Finn is expected to make his glorious return to WWE in just over a month. What does WWE have planned for him? Will they utilize him as a featured player? Will they have him trudge through the mid-card? Would they dare put him on NXT to combat AEW on Wednesday nights?

Let's explore the three best ways WWE should handle Finn Balor's return to the ring


#3 The Demon joins The Fiend

The Fiend prepares to apply his finishing maneuver to Finn Balor.
The Fiend prepares to apply his finishing maneuver to Finn Balor.

Although The Fiend is a heel, the crowd reacts very positively to him. In the past, we've seen dark characters so good that the crowd still roots for them. Teaming the ever-popular Demon with The Fiend could possibly work.

Finn was utterly destroyed by The Fiend the last time we saw him at SummerSlam. Everyone seems to think (and it makes perfect sense) Finn Balor will make his return with one goal in mind to rectify the beating he took in The Fiend's first official match in a WWE ring.

I propose that perhaps Finn does not return with vengeance on his mind, but admiration and respect for The Fiend's destructive ways. Maybe Finn was caught so off guard and embarrassed so badly by The Fiend at SummerSlam, that he decides he would rather join forces with Wyatt. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

We have not seen The Demon version of Finn Balor's persona since he won the Intercontinental Title from Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania. The Demon's appearances are few and far between, perhaps The Fiend is persuasive enough to coax The Demon out of Balor for an extended period of time.

The two would make a formidable duo, for sure. If WWE plans on continuing down the very dark path they are taking The Fiend, the question is, do they want to take The Demon along for the ride, or are they happy with his current standing and high level of popularity?

Would you like to see more of The Demon or do you think it would dilute the impact of the gimmick?


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