Thanks to his impressive form since his return to action, Finn Bálor should be granted a Universal Championship Match against the defending champion, Brock Lesnar, at the Royal Rumble.
In August 2016, and more specifically in WWE’s biggest event of the summer, Summerslam, Finn Bálor shocked the world and beat Seth Rollins to become the inaugural Universal Champion.
However, one day later, he was forced to relinquish his newly-acquired title, due to a shoulder injury that sidelined him for eight months.
Since claiming the title, Brock Lesnar has successfully defended it by decimating every opponent he has faced.
For his part, Finn Bálor, who said he was waiting for a Universal Championship Match in order to take the title back, beat Bray Wyatt and was part of Raw Men’s Team at Survivor Series, which prevailed over SmackDown LIVE’s one.
Although he didn’t have a decisive role in the match, Finn Bálor created a new rivalry with Samoe Joe and it seems the WWE prefers to promote this fight right now, with the two superstars facing each other on the November 20th
In addition, he is impressive inside the ring, having worked very hard to become one of the best in-ring performers, while a match against the current champion would officially make him one of the top guys in the WWE.
Given that Lesnar has faced most of the Raw roster’s top stars, like Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns, Finn Bálor probably is the best option right now and will have a great opportunity to become one of the company’s faces.
However, WWE CEO, Vince McMahon, may have different plans, as, according to the rumours, Roman Reigns will challenge and beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34, which means the former UFC Champion will have successfully defended his title at the Royal Rumble in January.
That said, and if that’s what the WWE is planning for the first pay-per-view of the year, then it may be wrong for Finn Bálor to face the “Beast”, as a potential defeat to the current champion may lead to the Irish wrestler losing his momentum.
Overall, Finn Bálor has been in great shape in the past few months and undoubtedly deserves a title opportunity to reclaim what he lost, due to injury.
But, if the WWE has different plans, then it would be better for him to have a Universal Championship Match after WrestleMania 34, either against Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns, in order to become a champion.
Until then, he will be able to face other top superstars, like Braun Strowman for instance, and further enhance his in-ring performance.