Finn Balor Shares Advice To Wrestlers Who Want To Leave WWE

Finn Balor on what he says to wrestlers trying to engineer a WWE exit.

Finn Balor

"If someone doesn't want to be here, they should go."

This is Finn Balor's advice for any wrestler who feels like they want out of WWE, as expressed on the Cheap Heat podcast.

The Judgment Day's leader claimed that this is what he communicates to talents that no longer want to work for the market leaders. Balor encourages them to explore the wider wrestling world, highlighting their options away from Stamford (h/t Wrestling Inc.):-

“Yeah, for sure, and I tell them to go. There’s a whole other world; I tell them to go. Sometimes we get caught up in the bubble that’s WWE, and there’s a whole world of wrestling outside there. If someone doesn’t want to be here, they should go.”

Continuing, the Raw star stressed that he does want to be in WWE - which is why he's still there:-

“If you don’t want to work in WWE, don’t be here. For me, I want to be to here, so that’s why I’m here.”

His advice is easier said than done. Engineering a WWE exit while still under contract has historically been difficult, with the promotion reluctant to let wrestlers go out of fear of what they might accomplish with a competitor. Amongst the most recent examples of this would be Mustafa Ali and Roderick Strong, both of whom remain with the company after requesting to be let go within the past 12 months.


Balor, 41, is now in his eighth year with WWE, having signed in 2014.

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