The former Universal Champion has set his sights on another challenge in the form of the prestigious King of the Ring tournament. Balor was successful this past week on SmackDown when he beat Cesaro to advance to the semi-final stage of the tournament.
The contest between The Prince and The Swiss Cyborg certainly was a good wrestling bout with both babyfaced superstars giving it their all.
The WWE Universe was invested in the match from bell to bell without witnessing a single dull moment. Amid attacks and counterattacks, Balor was able to seal the victory with a decisive Coup de Grace to march on to the next round.
The Prince is only two matches away from being crowned King, with a semi-final showdown against Sami Zayn on the next episode of SmackDown. The final round of the tournament is scheduled for Crown Jewel on October 21, 2021.
In this article, we dive into five reasons why Finn Balor should win the King of the Ring 2021.
#5 Winning the King of the Ring will be a first for Finn Balor
Finn Balor has never participated in a King of the Ring tournament, let alone win it. This should serve as enough motivation for Balor to conquer all odds and get his hands on the maiden crown, which is now just two matches away.
If The Prince does become King of WWE, it will be a much-deserved ascension to royalty. The spectacle of seeing a fan favorite in Balor be anointed King will be appreciated by the WWE Universe.
#4 Winning the Crown will be a good stepping stone for Finn Balor on RAW
In one of the most interesting picks of the recently concluded WWE Draft, Balor made his return to WWE RAW. The draft will come into effect post-Crown Jewel.
If Balor is anointed king, he'll receive the much-needed boost to make his mark on the red brand. The former two-time NXT Champion will compete against the best talent and can even get a much-needed push in the main event title picture.
#3 Balor as King could capture the United States Championship as a famed double
Much like Shinsuke Nakamura, who held two esteemed titles on SmackDown as the former King and the reigning Intercontinental Champion, Balor can achieve a similar double on RAW.
Balor, once he is king, could challenge Damian Priest for the United States Championship and, if he wins, the former Universal Champion will be blessed with two firsts: the King of the Ring Crown as well as the United States Championship, both of which he is yet to conquer.
For Finn Balor and the WWE Universe, this will most certainly be a double delight.
#2 Finn Balor can promote the 'Battle for the Crown' open challenge on RAW
Finn Balor will most certainly aspire to be a fighting king. He can do so by promoting a 'Battle for the Crown' open challenge, much like John Cena did when he was United States Champion. Competing against the cream on RAW will certainly cement Balors' legacy as the one and only true king of WWE.
#1 Winning the King of the Ring can push Balor into WWE Championship contention
There have been quite a few former King of the Ring winners – like Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin, King Booker, and Brock Lesnar – who, after conquering the crown, have gone on to achieve main event status in WWE.
Finn Balor can certainly follow in their footsteps and look to challenge for the elusive WWE Championship. Big E, the reigning champion, will be defending his title against Drew McIntyre at Crown Jewel.
If Finn does manage to dethrone the next Champion, it would surely give his career the biggest possible boost, being the King of the Ring winner and also the WWE Champion, much to the delight of all his fans.
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