Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor recently spoke with ESPN about returning to WWE TV on this past Monday’s edition of RAW and his shoulder injury. He suffered the injury during his match with Seth Rollins at the 2016 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event. Balor noted that he kind of looked around and thought that there are two things that can happen when the injury happened. He can tell the referee that he believes he is seriously hurt his shoulder and stop the match or can get back in the ring and assess it in 30 seconds. He added that it took him 16 years to get to this point in his career and that he is not going to throw in the towel a moment earlier than he thinks he has to.
When asked about his return to WWE TV on RAW, he said that you never know how it’s going to be until he is actually in the ring and wrestling in front of people. He said that you could run drills and practice as well as rehab behind closed doors as much as you can, but there’s nothing simulates being in front of a live audience with live TV cameras. “The injury was very fitting on my career … like it was meant to be. It gave me something to overcome again,” Balor said on Tuesday morning. “There was always an obstacle in the way, this was just another one. The challenge has been as much mental as it was physical. I feel now like I’ve come back not only physically stronger, but mentally as well.”
You can read the entire interview here.