Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor has felt the feeling of being the top champion the WWE and is looking to reclaim that when he challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event on Sunday, January 27, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field.
He won the title at SummerSlam 2016 but had to relinquish one night after he won it due to an injury. In the meantime, he has to prepare for this match and is doing just that.
While speaking with Inside The Ropes, Balor talked about how it’s not majorly important to win back the title as he doesn’t believe in titles and monikers. Instead, Balor said that "influencing people in a positive manner" is how he wants to be defined as a person.
"Not necessarily. I don't believe in titles and monikers," said Balor. He continued, saying, "Something in me changed when I won the Universal Title. That was the goal my whole career, to get there. 'You'll never win the title, you'll never make it to WWE.' Then, I'm holding the title. What do I do now? I've already had that feeling of being champion.
Obviously, it got snatched away pretty quickly but I've made it to the top of the hill. Now I'm trying to meander through a professional career and spread a positive message. The Balor Club for Everyone is something I'm passionate about. We as performers need to use the platform for more good as opposed to ridiculous self-arrogance."
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H/T to FightFul for the transcript