How do you botch a RAW main match that features Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Finn Bálor reunited collectively together with his former Bullet Membership brethren?
Depart it to Beaver.
2017 was once a dire yr for the Demon; having uncared for out on WrestleMania 33 due to the shoulder harm suffered at SummerSlam ’16, he returned on the post-‘Mania RAW to a warmth, fervent welcome in a tag match with Seth Rollins reverse Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. The tentative treaty he shared with Rollins, the one who put him on the shelf, indicated a kind of welcome continuity. Bálor, an honourable babyface, accredited the harm as a byproduct of fight. He wasn’t excited by petty revenge: he was once best in reclaiming his Frequent Championship.
Easiest, he wasn’t; he barely mentioned new champion Brock Lesnar – instead opting to defeat a few jobbers proper right here and there – depicting him as amnesiac at perfect, coward at worst. One such jobber, Jinder Mahal, concussed him very early into his return run, which can’t have carried out him any favours with Vince McMahon, notoriously cagey about pushing slighter (study: “weaker”) performers.
It didn’t; Jinder was once rewarded with the dumbest mega-push ever. Bálor, within the meantime, caught a dose of cholera from dwelling corpse Bray Wyatt in what would have occupied the upper reaches of ‘Worst Of 2017’ lists, have been it not for almost the entire thing else Wyatt did. Then bought right here the Kane commerce, depressingly and comprehensively documented elsewhere.
When WWE finally put Bálor prepared value gazing, they rendered it fully unwatchable…