• Finn Balor Reveals Why He Missed Royal Rumble 2022
Finn Balor missed the Royal Rumble 2022 premium live event in January and fans were questioning why he wasn’t booked in the Men’s Rumble.
Balor was off WWE programming from January 17 to February 21. He explained his absence during an interview with BT Sport.
Below is what the current United States Champion said:
“I didn’t want to take any time off. I didn’t want to miss any shows. I didn’t need any time off. I wasn’t injured. I didn’t need a rest.
Legally, my Visa needed to be renewed and I needed to go home to Ireland and go to the US Embassy to get a new Visa. And that’s why I wasn’t at the Royal Rumble and that’s why I wasn’t there for a month. Everyone’s asking questions, ‘Finn’s not here, Finn’s not there.’
It was strictly a legal paperwork issue that had to be rectified. It had kind of been pushed and pushed, and pushed on through COVID because we couldn’t travel, and it was…a window opened up and we said, ‘Look, we are going to have to do it eventually, let’s just do it now.
The time off was taken reluctantly in January to take care of that paperwork but thank God it’s all taken care of now for the next 10 years.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 17, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, Florida and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VII’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Keith Steinborn
– The Mountie vs. Buddy Burke
– The Rockers vs. John Allen & Dale Wolfe
– Sgt. Slaughter Interview
– Greg The Hammer Valentine vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
– WrestleMania Report
– Haku & Barbarian vs. Kevin Greeno & Scotty Williams