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Balor Gets Big Push, Will Face Rollins In Inaugural Universal Championship Match

Last night on RAW, it was announced by General Managers Stephanie Mcmahon and Mick Foley that their would be an 8 man tournament to determine a contender for the brand new WWE Universal Championship. The tournament format was two fatal four way matches and the winner of each would fight in the main event to see who would face Seth Rollins for the belt at Summerslam on August 21.

In the end it came down to a fresh face and a familiar face; the RAW debuting Finn Balor and the-push-that-came-to-the-shove, Roman Reigns. To some fans, it seemed clear that the WWE brass were still going to be pushing Reigns in spite of fans perennial resistance. However, a surprise was in store.

In a solid match with plenty of high spots, close calls and near falls, it was the fresh face, Finn Balor who came up with the win. And he beat Reigns clean to boot, 1-2-3 in the center of the ring. Zero controversy.

After the match, Reigns stated that he hopes Balor beats Rollins at Summerslam¬†and that¬†he’d like another shot at him. Looking up at Balor he said, “I respect that dude.”

Even Reigns himself seemed a little less the enemy of the people last night. When he’s not being¬†forced down people’s throats, he may have a chance at winning the crowd yet.

And as for Balor, who¬†has actually been a well-known prospect¬†for fans of NXT, the people and the push are evidently¬†behind him full steam. And just to make assurance doubly sure on that point, Triple H tweeted this after Balor’s big win:

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  • GrumpyOldMan

    Are Dengis and Ravens the same person???

    • BooGonk

      Can’t be. Not enough copy-and-pastes with added mistakes.

  • Mikey Shango #Retired

    Dengis is AWESOME!!!

  • Fat Owens Fat

    Just waiting for some IWC leak about how Vince sees Balor as a future star who takes over the torch from Cena so people can eventually turn on him too for selling out :’D

    • Si Nicholls

      Its different with Devitt, he’s been around for years, everyone has heard of him or seen him wrestle before WWE picked him up, a lot like AJ Styles he came into the company with a massive following and respect. In contrast not so many people had heard of Roman, he was green when in the Shield and protected by the other 2 and the assumption was his push is due to his family linage not skill level.

      • Fat Owens Fat

        Just give it time. Didn’t take long to people say Foley sold out to Vince cos he offered the kids and himself a job. If a legend like that can get a bashing then so can anyone in the industry.

  • Evil Edy #HeelTurn!

    You know a site has had it bad when a decent writer gets worshiped like a god. lol.

    • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

      Watch what you say about Lord Dengis……

    • Mikey Shango #Retired

      He is our Savior

    • Barooq Kidd #POP

      All hail King Dengis!

  • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

    HHH language: It’s going to be Balor ughhh against Rollin ughhh in the middle of the ring ughhhh for the Universal championship uhhhhh

    • Someguy


  • Barooq Kidd #POP


  • Mike

    I said he could be world champ inside two years I didn’t think it could be inside a month. You’d have to assume rollins will win. But I really thought reigns would win too.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????


  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    I know what he looks like too lol

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    Ravens didn’t believe in the power of Dengis’ positivity

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    Me too but maybe they don’t want to embarrass the crow on the way out since you know the guy was hated on and deservingly so for his spelling and grammar mistakes lol.

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