Vince McMahon Has Given Up On This Wrestler As A Top Star

Were you looking forward to seeing a big push for this WWE Raw star? Too bad...

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Vince McMahon has given up on the idea of Finn Balor as a "top star", reports WrestlingNews.co's Paul Davis.

This follows Balor being used essentially as a springboard for Austin Theory to move up the card on recent episodes of Raw. This week, the former NXT and Universal Champion lost to Theory clean in around six minutes, with Austin continuing his quest to win McMahon's favour on Monday nights.

Per Davis' source, Vince now sees Finn in more of a Jeff Hardy-like role. He has become a solid veteran hand there to put younger talent over.

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The following quote reportedly comes from within WWE:-

“Yea, Finn was moved into the spot that Jeff Hardy had. He’s just there now to help get over the younger guys. There was a pitch to make him heel but that was weeks ago and I haven’t heard much about it since then. Vince never saw Finn as more than just a mid card guy. Heyman would have pushed him to the moon but Vince just never saw it. Austin [Theory] is going to get time to shine in the Rumble match. Last I heard was he will be in the final 4 or 5 at the end of the match.”

Balor is currently back on the main roster after a successful NXT return from October 2019 to May 2021, during which he served as a vanguard-like champion. His last singles win came over Theory on Raw's 20 December episode.

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