Finn Balor and Venom seem like a match made in heaven. On one side, you have Balor who’s alter-ego is The Demon King. It’s a nastier, more ominous side of Balor that seems to be unstoppable when he shows up in the WWE. On the other side, you have Venom who is the evil alter-ego of Spider-Man. Venom was originally conceived as a supervillain but has since become more of an antihero. In many ways, the two characters are fairly similar.
Venom is a Symbiote. A symbiote requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival. In many ways, this is how people view The Demon King character of Finn Balor. I both cases, after the features and characteristics of each character bonds with the human host, their powers are enhanced.
The alternative way of looking at this, if that feels like we’re reaching far too off the path is that The Demon King and Venom kind of look the same.
What makes The Demon King character so popular is his full-body pain and wickedly unique entrance to the ring. It doesn’t show up all that often in WWE, but when it does, fans know they are in for something special.
To celebrate the movie release that is set for later this year, Balor posted a photo of his full-body paint in the spirit of Venom’s character and it’s pretty awesome. With the wide-open mouth and stretched out tongue (very similar to Venom) Balor looks just like him.
The trailer for the film can be seen below. In it, Tom Hardy (the actor who plays Venom) says, “we’ve all got our own problems… our own DEMONS.” It screams Balor making the connection and it’s certainly something the WWE fans will get into. Whether or not he uses this body paint at a WWE event anytime soon is unclear but as the film comes out in October, WWE might be wise to try and make the connection.
It also doesn’t hurt that when he wrestled as Fergal Devitt, he would regularly wear paint in honor of famous comic characters like The Joker, Carnage, and, of course, Venom.
We thought that looked familiar.
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