WWE Superstar Finn Balor has hinted that his ‘Demon King’ alter-ego could potentially return at some point in the future.
WWE SmackDown Superstar Finn Balor has commented on the future of his mythical alter-ego The Demon.
In a recent interview with WWE Deutschland, Balor was asked whether or not the WWE Universe could potentially see The Demon return anytime soon.
“You’re hitting me with the hard questions,” Balor replied. “Yeah, obviously yeah. I feel like ‘The Demon’ definitely has a future. But right now I’m very focused on ‘The Prince’ and this current invention of the character and the direction that we’re going in. But I’m sure we’ll get back to ‘The Demon’ at some stage.”
The last time Balor wore his Demon King body paint was for a match with Andrade at Super ShowDown back in July of 2019. Since then, the Irishman has admitted that he believed the character had been overexposed and that he wanted to retire it for a while.
“The ‘Demon’ was designed as something special,” Balor said in a 2020 interview with ViBe & Wrestling. “It was one of those things that should have been saved for breathtaking occasions, but it ended up being advertised in the media and that was one of the main reasons why it didn’t work. The surprise factor was completely gone and the ‘Demon’ became Finn Balor’s savior, which was also to my detriment because I could not develop my own character separate from the ‘Demon’. I think it hurt both of us – Finn Balor and the ‘Demon’.”
Despite his belief that The Demon schtick is played out, Balor did admit that he’d be willing to revive the persona for a match with The Undertaker.
As you might recall, Balor recently returned to WWE’s main roster when he appeared on SmackDown a few weeks ago following a two-year stint on the brand where his WWE began: NXT. During his second sting on WWE’s black and gold brand, Finn became NXT Champion for the second time but lost the title to a Karrion Kross 212 days later. His attempts to regain the championship a few weeks later were futile, as the dominant Kross proved to be too formidable a foe for Balor to overcome … Perhaps it might be time to bring back The Demon.