Finn Bálor Gives His Verdict on WWE’s Controversial Match Booking of Goldberg vs Drew McIntyre

Published 01/09/2021, 6:45 AM EST


NXT Champion Finn Bálor successfully defended his title against Kyle O’Reilly at NXT New Year’s Evil and has given his body and blood to keep it safe. 

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‘The Cat’ has been the driving force behind NXT. Needless to say, he is definitely more than capable of making it big on the main roster. 

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Over the past few days, Raw has faced a lot of criticism from the WWE fanbase. This has been directed towards the decision to make Goldberg feud with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre for the title. 

While the locker room is also in unrest over this decision, Finn Bálor seems unphased. In fact, he is actually optimistic about the entire thing. In an interview with Metro UK, the NXT Champion shared his thoughts on Goldberg’s return and sudden push.

“Doesn’t bother me at all. I believe that everyone has a place in this business, and if you’re on the show, you’re on the show for a reason,” said Bálor.

“Those guys have carved out their legacy and proven over the years that they belong on the show. Whether it’s for one night or it’s every night, that doesn’t affect me and it shouldn’t affect anyone else,” explains the NXT Champion.

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Goldberg has been in the business for decades. His legendary stint with WCW saw him keep a 173-0 undefeated streak. However, he has been criticized for his short matches in recent years that tend to ‘bury’ the younger stars he faces. 

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“For me, when the tide comes in, all the ships rise,” concluded Bálor, defending Goldberg. Even though many feel that more consistent Superstars deserve a shot at the title, Finn Bálor feels there nothing to hate about someone like Goldberg getting a shot either. 

Goldberg’s return was the huge end of Raw Legends Night which was an effort made by WWE to boost ratings. The intended purpose was met, and Raw crossed the 2 million mark in viewership this week. 

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Maybe Goldberg is just what Raw needed to get back up. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel yet. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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