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Finn Balor: I Was Hesitant To Join Another Group Due To Bullet Club Comparisons

Finn Balor reflects on joining The Judgment Day and notes that he hesitated because of his past with Bullet Club.

Balor was a founder of Bullet Club, which has become one of the top stables in the wrestling world. Though he signed with WWE in 2014, he remains linked to the faction. Balor joined another stable, The Judgment Day, in June 2022.

Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Balor looked back on the move. He noted that he was hesitant to join another group, as he knew it would be compared to Bullet Club.

“Having had success with Bullet Club, I knew there was going to be comparisons made had I been involved in another group, so I was always reluctant to go that direction,” Balor said. “However, when the chance to work with Damian was presented, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Damian and I have always had a very good relationship since we met at NXT, and I felt that this group could be something completely different.

“For me personally, I was at a point in my career where I knew that something had to change. So the timing of this was perfect, and very similar to my NJPW turn. Finally, I could channel my real frustrations I was feeling into the character, and I had no doubt that this was the right move.”

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In the same interview, Balor highlighted the success of The Judgment day. He noted that they’re all different people, and they trust each other to do what’s best.

“I feel the group are all very unique individuals with not only different strengths and weaknesses, but different ideas, styles, and opinions,” says Balor. “So when we start spitballing ideas for the group, it’s a real think tank. We never know where we are going to land. Also, having the trust in each other to always do what is best for the collective is something that is very rare.

“With regards to the ring, I feel I have always adapted my style to suit the environment I was in whether it was Europe, Japan, Mexico, or WWE. But this version of Finn is truly me, and allows me to be 100 percent comfortable in the ring.”

Balor will challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE SummerSlam. WrestleZone will have coverage of the show as it airs.