Missing Royal Rumble and WrestleMania:
“I was obviously heartbroken not to be included at WrestleMania. There was talk about putting me in the Royal Rumble [in January] but when I missed that deadline by a week or 10 days, everything was put on hold [creatively]. WrestleMania just wasn’t meant to be.”
“Bray is an interesting cat. I’ve admired him for a long time. I think he’s one of the most underrated talents we have in the ring and on the mic, if you can ever get the mic off of him. He’s a huge man – it’ll be hard to get a hold on him when I can’t get my arms around him – but I look forward to adapting my style for him. I’m a big fan of seeing smaller guys vs. big men.”
Since returning from injury, Balor’s spot on the roster seems to have shrunk. He’s missed several pay par views and recently worked a program with Elias. He’ll take on Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam.
For the complete interview between Balor and The Orlando Sentinel, please click here.