After spending over six months on the shelf with a shoulder injury, Finn Balor finally returned on WWE RAW after WrestleMania in Orlando
There was a large contingency of fans that were hoping for Finn Balor to return to action at WWE WrestleMania 33 on Sunday night in Orlando, FL. Unfortunately, even though there was five hours of action without even including the Kickoff Show, The Demon King did not return. The good news, though, is that fans didn’t have to wait long to see Finn Balor back in a WWE ring. In fact, they didn’t even have to wait 24 hours.
The RAW after WrestleMania is always the biggest episode of the year. A big part of that is the returns and debuts that are almost inevitable, so it was somewhat predictable that Finn Balor would return. However, that didn’t make his presence back on the show any less welcome.
In the main event, a tag team match featuring Chris Jericho and Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe was set to take place. Midway through the show, though, Owens and Joe attacked Y2J and left him unable to compete. Kurt Angle, however, told Rollins that the match would still go on with a new partner.
Sure enough, the lights went out and the smoke showed up on the screen—then Balor Club lit up the screen and the Orlando crowd lost it. That’s one hell of a replacement partner:
Balor had been on the shelf since August of last year when he suffered a shoulder injury en route to becoming the first-ever Universal Champion. It was clear then and clearer now that they have big plans for him, however, after coming back in the main event.
Whether or not this means he’s about to feud with Samoa Joe or Kevin Owens remains to be seen. If it’s that or even if it’s something else, though, it’s just damn good to have Finn Balor back in our lives.