Top WWE Raw Superstar Celebrates a Massive Milestone of His Career

Published 11/25/2021, 10:30 AM EST


Born in Ireland, Finn Balor grew up in the British wrestling scene. However, his initial training happened in Japan where he developed his in-ring style. Since then, he made appearances in Mexico before eventually coming to America and wrestling in WWE.

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However, this fairtytale journey of Balor started in 2001 when he was in his early 20s. The inaugural WWE Universal champion, Finn Balor, took to Twitter and addressed his anniversary in the world of pro-wrestling.

Before coming to WWE, Balor was already a star in the industry. The majority of his fame came in Japan’s NJPW wrestling promotion, where he got the moniker of ‘The Prince’.

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20 years later in the business, Balor is still going strong and is showing no sign of stopping. The former Intercontinental champion was in a feud with the reigning WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, and had a stellar match with him at the Extreme Rules PPV.

Although he didn’t win the title that night, it didn’t affect his position on the WWE roster and WWE still features him on TV on a weekly basis.

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 thanks everyone who was part of his journey

The Prince of WWE took to his Twitter and thanked everyone who played a part in his career in professional wrestling. He wrote that on November 23 in 2001, his journey in the business started and he is lucky to keep going.

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“Nov [ember] 23 2001 I made my Pro-Wrestling debut Thank you To everyone who helped me along the way, To everyone that cheered & boo’ed at the shows, To Hammerlock, NJPW, NXT, WWE & the Club, To all the men & woman I work with & To my family & wife for unwavering belief. Today I ate cake,” he wrote.

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It looks like WWE is putting a lot of faith in the former champ, as Balor is regularly featured on TV. Given the support of the WWE Universe, The Prince might become a champion again.

 

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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