Finn Balor is a former WWE Universal Champion, and he recently spoke about possibly winning the King of The Ring tournament this year. Finn Balor is set to fight Xavier Woods at the Crown Jewel event. The winner will be this year’s King of The Ring.
He spoke about the tournament on WWE The Bump. He already had to fight and defeat Cesaro and Sami Zayn to progress in the tournament.
Finn Balor States That He Will Easily Beat Xavier Woods To Become the King
“[I’m] physically 100 percent.
Obviously, [I won] two very important matches: Cesaro and Sami Zayn, two incredible competitors [who’ve] proven it [in the] ring time and time again. But for me, I’ve kind of made my career on this side of the tournament.
In Japan, I was very successful in these types of knockout tournaments, and I’m hoping to continue that run here in WWE and become King of the Ring,” Balor stated. Many people believe that winning the King of The Ring tournament will be a massive achievement for Xavier Woods, who so far has no noteworthy titles to his name.
Balor says he isn’t bothered by the fact that he is not the favorite to win going into the match. “No, it doesn’t bother me at all,” Balor immediately stated. “Of course, it’s a big deal for Woods, and it’s a big deal for me, too.
It should be; it’s the King of the Ring. It’s a tournament that’s hugely prestigious in the history of WWE. “It was probably one of the turning points of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s career. It sent him off with incredible momentum, and that’s what I hope to do tomorrow before I switch to the Raw brand”.
Balor believes that the match is going to be a walk in the park for him. He stated that he beat Woods in a dark match within three minutes during his first reign as NXT Champion. “Let me tell you this story. I’m the NXT Champion.
I’m at Raw because we’re going on a European tour the next day. And I’m going to represent NXT,” Finn Balor began to recall. “I’m sitting in the locker room, in my biz-cas (business casual attire), and it’s 7:20, and they need a dark match to go on at 7:40.
Somebody comes into the locker room and says, ‘Hey, Finn, you’re up at 7:40. You’ve got a dark match.’ I think it’s a joke, so I throw my gear on. I don’t even tie my laces. I say I’m going to play along with this little rib that they’re playing on me.
When I got to Gorilla, my music started playing, and Woods was there. They were like, ‘Oh, yeah, you’re wrestling Woods.’ Who won in three minutes? Finn Balor”.