#3 Finn Balor failed in winning one title, succeeded in winning another
Thanks to Braun Strowman’s slip in the eyes of the WWE management and the WWE Universe, The Extraordinary Man cashed in and proved his worth to everyone in and around WWE that he deserves to stay on top.
Balor defeated Jinder Mahal, and then Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and John Cena to determine who would take Strowman's place against Lesnar at the pay-per-view, in which Bálor emerged victorious after pinning Cena, in the same night.
At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Bálor was unsuccessful in defeating Lesnar after tapping out to the Kimura Lock. After the match, Lesnar attacked Bálor with three F-5s.
Instead, Balor got a chance to win the Intercontinental Championship, after he defeated Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush on February 17 at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Bálor defeated Lashley and Rush in a two-on-one handicap match to capture the Intercontinental Championship after Bálor pinned Rush.
This marked Balor’s only second main roster championship win, and his first only lasted a day as he had to relinquish his Universal Championship due to an injury.