Finn Balor did an interview with Vicente Beltrán of ViBe & Wrestling to talk about a wide range of topics.
During the chat, the NXT Champion was asked why he thinks the “Demon” didn’t work on the main roster. He made this famous character famous outside of WWE as he would use the alter-ego for big time matches.
It was supposed to be for special occasions for feuds that made him go to the dark side. According to Balor, he thinks instead of saving it for special occasions, WWE used it more often than it should have been in order to use it as marketing.
“The ‘Demon’ was designed as something special. It was one of those things that should have been saved for breathtaking occasions, but it ended up being advertised in the media and that was one of the main reasons why it didn’t work. The surprise factor was completely gone and the ‘Demon’ became Finn Balor’s savior, which was also to my detriment because I could not develop my own character separate from the ‘Demon’. I think it hurt both of us, Finn Balor and the ‘Demon’.”
Balor was also asked about whether the character could be used in a cinematic match. He said that he doesn’t think it would hurt the character in these types of matches because he thinks they have to evolve along with the business.
However, if it was up to Balor then he would enjoy it more if he could do the character in a stadium full of people at WrestleMania.
“I think in a way it was designed for those kinds of occasions and I think that both, the fans and myself, would enjoy it much more.”
Balor also talked about winning the NXT Title, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, picking up talents among the current NXT roster to rebuild The Bullet Club, and much more.