Finn Balor Height: Is He Actually 5′11″?

Published 09/25/2021, 8:59 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 15: Michael Conlon and Finn Balor pose at the Final Press Conference for the Jose Ramirez vs Amir Imam Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Finn Balor is quite a specimen in today’s generation of pro-wrestling business. And by “specimen” we do not mean like a “physical specimen”, Finn Balor was a tremendous success before even stepping foot inside the WWE’s ring.

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Currently, Balor is in a feud with ‘The Tribal Chief’ of WWE, Roman Reigns, and the two gifted athletes are set to lock horns at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view this Sunday for the coveted WWE Universal Championship.

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Watch this story: Roman Reigns vs Finn Balor: The Journey To Extreme Rules 2021

Balor was the inaugural WWE Universal Champion when he beat Seth Rollins in the tournament’s finals; however, Balor had to relinquish his title the very next night because of the injuries he sustained.

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Finn Balor making entrance before match vs Bray Wyatt at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/20/2017 CREDIT: Chad Matthew Carlson (Photo by Chad Matthew Carlson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X161332 TK1)

WWE has advertised Finn Balor as the man who is 1.80 meters or 5′ 11″, however, is he really a 5’11” guy? Let’s find out.

How tall is Finn Balor?

Ever since Balor joined WWE, the company has been portraying him as a 5′ 11″ guy and even the ring announcer calls out his height as 5′ 11″. However, this is Balor’s “billed height” and not his “actual height”.

Finn Balor’s actual height is 1.78 meters or 5′ 10″ Feet and Inches and not 5′ 11″. This subtle difference is made by WWE who called it “billed height” to make their wrestlers look bigger.

The difference between “billed height” and “actual height”

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Whenever the ring announcer announces the wrestler’s name on their entrance, they mention the wrestler’s height and weight. However, they use a term called “billed” which differs from the actual height of the wrestler.

Billed height is their Height after wearing boots which give the wrestlers a few inches off the ground thus making them look bigger, slight but yes it helps.

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Bray Wyatt (top) in action vs Finn Balor during the match at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/20/2017 CREDIT: Chad Matthew Carlson (Photo by Chad Matthew Carlson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X161332 TK1)

The WWE does that to make their wrestlers look like ‘larger than life’ figures for the WWE Universe. They even use different camera angles and add fake pounds to make them look more dangerous.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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