Finn Balor Fuels Backstage Conflict Rumours On Social Media

The Irishman took to Twitter after rumours of his push being cancelled.

Finn Balor stoked rumours of difficulties backstage this week, twice posting cryptic messages on Twitter.

The Irishman's posts refer to recent rumours that he is being de-pushed, as Vince McMahon does not believe him to be over enough with the crowd. This report came via Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, who claimed that Balor was originally intended to be Brock Lesnar's opponent at the Royal Rumble in January.

Although nobody would have expected Balor to win and become Universal Champion - as Lesnar is seemingly being protected ahead of WrestleMania 34 - it would still have represented a fresh and exciting match-up in the eyes of many fans.

Instead, that match is reportedly being changed, meaning that Brock will face a different contender for the title.

Balor responded to the story on Twitter, first posting an image of himself with the caption 'fOreVER' - each capitalised letter spelling out the word 'over'.


It's interesting to note that the image is of a match with Roman Reigns, the man Balor defeated in only his second Raw bout during his initial push.

Finn's introduction to the main roster was an explosive one. He immediately became number one contender to the newly-created WWE Universal Championship, before defeating Seth Rollins at SummerSlam to win the title.

Clearly some backstage in WWE feel that initial momentum has been lost, although given Balor's recent defeats to Kane and Samoa Joe, it feels as though he hasn't been given much of a helping hand.

Balor followed up the first tweet with another, more overt post:


It's unclear whether Finn is mocking WWE for apparently losing faith in his ability to connect with the crowd, or simply mocking the rumours themselves.

In either case, it doesn't look promising for the Demon King, who appears to be suffering from the same underdog booking as Sami Zayn and Bayley in recent times.

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