Finn Balor was crowned the first-ever Universal Champion back at SummerSlam in 2016 and was then expected to face Brock Lesnar at The Royal Rumble earlier this year to attempt to reclaim the title that he was forced to relinquish through injury.
Balor never had a singles match against Brock Lesnar since it was reported that he “wasn’t over enough” to have the match with the Universal Champion, which led to a number of interesting updates on Social Media from Balor who claimed that he was very much “over.”
Balor is currently stuck in WWE’s mid-card on Monday Night Raw and he recently explained during an interview with Inside The Ropes, the reason why he’s still holding out for a match with Brock Lesnar.
“I’m just very low on the totem pole with regards to who makes the matches,” he said via Ringsidenews. “But obviously, I would love that Brock Lesnar match more than anyone. I think it’s the classic David vs. Goliath match. I don’t think it’s very much like a match I’ve had before…or he has had before, maybe? You know, someone who had a very brief crossing of the paths within New Japan.”
“When I was in Japan as a young boy, he was in Japan as a Champion. He was the New Japan Champion. And do you know what he did? He walked out on the company and destroyed the reputation of the title belt. He’s kinda doing the same thing again now.”
“Honestly, when Brock’s music hits, everyone pays attention. Despite all this talk about ‘he’s not there every week,’ ‘he’s not the best.’ I know that when his music hits and he walks out, I’m invested and I’m intrigued to see what is gonna happen. There is certainly an aura that Brock carries that nobody else carries. That’s the title aura that I want to be in the ring with and I wanna feel and experience it.”
Balor has no claim to the Universal Championship right now, but hopefully, the former Champion will be given his shot at Brock Lesnar in the future.