In one of the most unexpected picks on the second night of the WWE Draft, Finn Balor returned to RAW. The former Universal Champion was part of the red brand before the WWE Superstar Shake-up of 2019.
Finn Balor has been absent from WWE programming ever since his shocking and unfortunate loss to Universal Champion, Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules.
Finn, in his Demon King avatar, had the match won when he went for a Coup de Grace on a battered Reigns. However, the top rope mysteriously collapsed, with Balor hurting his knee in the process. The Tribal Chief then nailed a spear on the reeling challenger, which was enough to seal the deal.
With the Prince now a RAW Superstar again, there will be new opponents and fresh challenges awaiting him once the draft comes into effect after Crown Jewel.
In this article, we look at five possible opponents for Finn Balor on RAW.
#5 AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
AJ Styles and Finn Balor have been friends from their time at New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The two WWE Superstars had a fantastic match in their only meeting to date at the 2017 edition of Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view, with Finn prevailing in his Demon King avatar.
Styles, in a tweet, welcomed Balor to RAW after the former Universal Champion was drafted from SmackDown. The Phenomenal One and his partner Omos are currently involved in a feud against RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro with their clash set for Crown Jewel.
Post this pay-per-view, the two friends can certainly lock horns, with Finn having expressed his desire to face AJ in one more match during an interview on Out of Character with Ryan Satin.
If this contest does see the light of day, it will surely serve as a treat for the WWE Universe.
#4 Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
Finn Balor and Seth Rollins have had some memorable feuds over the years. Balor, as The Demon King, won his maiden Universal Championship by beating Rollins at SummerSlam 2016. The former NXT Superstars, along with The Miz, also squared off at WrestleMania 34 in a triple threat match for the Intercontinental Championship where Rollins emerged victorious.
The Monday Night Messiah is currently in a heated rivalry with Edge which could culminate in a showdown at Crown Jewel. Post this pay-per-view, a contest pinning one of the biggest babyfaces against the top heel of RAW could certainly be on the cards.
The contest will be action-packed with much athleticism and strength, making it an exciting proposition for the WWE Universe.
#3 Damian Priest vs. Finn Balor
Finn Balor has never held the WWE United States Championship. With the Prince now drafted to RAW, he'd surely want to get his hands on the title.
For that, Balor will have to go through one of the biggest success stories in RAW: Damian Priest, the reigning United States Champion. The two have previously fought during their time in NXT, and a new contest would certainly be one for the ages.
The Archer of Infamy and the Prince will bring their high-flying abilities to the squared circle. Their brute strength and unparalleled athleticism will make the contest a must-watch for the WWE Universe.
#2 Edge vs. Finn Balor
Edge and Finn Balor have never squared off in the ring making this a dream contest. After winning the 2021 Royal Rumble, the Rated R Superstar put then NXT Champion Finn Balor on notice with the possibility of challenging him for the title.
Having said this, with both these superstars now on RAW, this contest can surely see the light of day. The Rated R Superstar, after putting his rivalry to rest with Seth Rollins, can look to Balor for a new challenge.
The two fan favorites would set the ring on fire with their immense abilities making this an epic watch for the WWE Universe.
#1 Big E vs. Finn Balor
A major title that has eluded Finn Balor is the prestigious WWE Championship.
Big E is the current WWE Champion and will put his title on the line against face Drew McIntyre at Crown Jewel. If E manages to get the better of the Scottish Superstar, Balor could certainly be in the wings for his chance at the elusive title.
The clash between Balor and Big E will be one for the ages as both these superstars have never faced each other. Big E will rely on his unmatched physical strength whereas Balor will focus on his high-flying abilities athleticism making it worth every penny for the WWE Universe.