WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has reportedly given up on pushing the former Universal Champion Finn Balor as a top star on Monday Night Raw. Recently, The Prince Finn Balor loss to Austin Theory on Raw was the former champion’s latest setback in what has been an unsuccessful run on the red brand.
According to the WrestlingNews.co reports, Finn Balor’s role is to get younger stars over, and there are no long-term plans for him. Likewise, the report also implies that McMahon doesn’t view The two-time NXT Champion as a main-eventer.
“Yea, Finn was moved into the spot that Jeff Hardy had,” claimed WrestlingNews.co’s source. “He’s just there now to help get over the younger guys. There was a pitch to make him heel but that was weeks ago and I haven’t heard much about it since then. Vince never saw Finn as more than just a mid card guy.”
WrestlingNews.co also reported that Vince McMahon is very high on Austin Theory and feels he will reach the main-event scene within the next year. The current Raw Superstar Austin Theory will reportedly get time to shine in the upcoming Royal Rumble match, where he is set to “be in the final four or five at the end of the match.”