Finn Balor was a guest on a recent episode of Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast and one of the many things they discussed was Balor’s victory over Seth Rollins at SummerSlam for the WWE Universal Championship and why he didn’t hold up the belt after the win.
Sami Zayn thought the reason he didn’t do it was because the fans in the arena were vocalizing their displeasure over the red and gold belt. But that wasn’t the case according to Balor, who said it had to do with his injured shoulder:
“[Zayn] goes, ‘God, that guy’s a genius!’ Yet in reality, when the crowd were saying, I think, ‘that belt sucks,’ I was working over Seth and thought they were saying ‘Bálor sucks,’ and I said, ‘God, they turned on me fast!
I couldn’t lift it up. And there’s one shot, I don’t know if it aired on TV, but right when I got back up on the stage, the cameraman’s right in my face and he’s saying, ‘raise the belt up, raise the belt up, I need a shot with the belt up,’ I was like, ‘oh, no… ‘ and I was like, ‘argh…’ and hear crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, and I got it up. And the doctor has no idea how I’d done that or how I finished the match.”
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