Finn Balor Makes Surprise Return on WWE SmackDown After Two Years!

Published 07/16/2021, 9:26 PM EDT


Sami Zayn came back to WWE SmackDown with his tirade against WWE on Friday (7/16). He claimed WWE has been conspiring against him for over a year. However, ‘The Prince’ of WWE, Finn Balor, returned to teach Zayn a lesson for the best.

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Zayn tried to get the WWE Universe on his side as he urged them to make their voices heard with a “Justice for Sami” chant. When that failed. ‘The Great Liberator‘ retaliated by insulting the sold-out live crowd at Toyota Center in Huston, Texas.

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He claimed until the briefcase was lowered down and handed to him, Zayn won’t let the show go on. Then, out of nowhere, the first-ever Universal Champion and two-time NXT Champion Finn Balor returned to SmackDown.

Zayn tried to ‘welcome’ him to the SmackDown roster, but ‘The Prince‘ was not having any of it. He quickly attacked Zayn and dropped him with the Coup de grâce.

This was Balor’s first main roster appearance since 2019. He was last seen on the main roster at SummerSlam 2019 as Bray Wyatt defeated him.

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What is next for Finn Balor and Sami Zayn?

Sami Zayn’s usual opponents are all busy in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Balor could serve as the new opponent for him, but his true target lies somewhere else.

Balor has been fighting the ‘dark forces’ for a long time. His last match in WWE was the NXT Title rematch against Karrion Kross on May 25. Then, he took a two-month hiatus from television and returned to SmackDown on Friday.

COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: Finn Balor during the WWE Live Show at Lanxess Arena on November 7, 2018, in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)

His last opponent in the main roster was Bray Wyatt aka The Fiend. As Balor too has a dark side to him with the ‘Demon’ gimmick, fans would love to see them both face to face again after SummerSlam 2019.

Wyatt, too, has been inactive for a long time. His long-time associate Alexa Bliss ‘betrayed’ him at WrestleMania against Randy Orton. Hence, the duo of Balor and Wyatt may not be enemies but friends of the supernatural against WWE,

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What do you think would be the future for Finn Balor? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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