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Finn Balor says feeling stale, worn out by “the politics, the office, the writers,” led him to go back to NXT

On this week’s “My Love Letter To Wrestling” podcast, Finn Balor sat down with Mark Andrews to talk about what he’d like to add to his character, his future, and possibly going to NXT UK.

Finn Balor was asked what he would like to add to his character:

“I really, really want to work on the heel aspect of Finn, like RAW/SmackDown level,” Balor revealed.

“I’ve kind of done it in Japan. We tried to do it in NXT, but it went in a different direction. I would really love to have a real heel run.”

Balor was asked if his best is yet to come:

“I think it’s yet to come,” Balor said.

“I feel like I got a little bit stale. I was tired. I was exhausted. I was worn out by dealing with the politics, the office, the writers, and everything that goes with it. I just had enough.”

“When I returned to NXT, I really felt like that rejuvenated me in the ring. One thing I felt that helped with all the negative effects of the pandemic was taking the fans out of the equation in wrestling makes you change the cadence and the tempo of the match because you’re not trying to perform for a large audience. You’re literally performing in a one on one environment, and you can really work on the details of the match. You’re not so reliant on hearing the audible response from the crowd,” Finn said.

“I would produce a match to get a yea or a boo or a holy sh*t, but then when you take that element out of it, you can get back down to the nuts and bolts of what I actually learned in Japan which is just gritty wrestling. I really feel that despite all the negative things that the pandemic brought us, it brought me that one positive thing that I can really get back to wrestling for me and the way I like to wrestle,” he continued.

“I’m now finding that balance of how can I keep that art form of the way I like to wrestle in front of big crowds when you’re on a limited time frame with TV wrestling? I feel that finding that balance is going to be the most difficult thing.”

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