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“The money is not that good for the amount of pain we go through” – Finn Balor Talks About His Sacrifice

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• “The money is not that good for the amount of pain we go through” – Finn Balor Talks About His Sacrifice

During a recent interview on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, current WWE United States Champion Finn Balor talked about how much pro-wrestlers sacrifice in life.

Balor talked about being away from his family & friends for 20 years and the money not making up for it.

Below is what Balor said:

“In life, any time someone doubts you, you want to prove them wrong. And you want to show them that they’re wrong and I am right. I am this good, I am able to do that, and I can succeed.

No matter how much success I’ve had, whether it’s in the ring or outside of the ring, some people still doubt it, some people still question it or don’t fully buy into it.

I haven’t fully psycho-analyzed myself but I’m sure that’s a part of the driving factor. That wanting to prove to people that I can do it — I think if you lose that feeling, why else would you be doing it? For money?

I’ll be honest, the money is not that good for the amount of pain we go through and being away from my family for 20 years. I wrestle with myself the whole time as to, like, hey, is this money worth being away from Ireland for 20 years?

In 10 years time, when my family, people start to pass, my friends move on, is the money going to be worth the sacrifice that I’ve given up? Not the physical sacrifice, the sacrifice of being away from your loved ones for literally 20 years. Just having phone call relationships with people or text relationships with people that you grew up with or you love.

I don’t have any kids but I’ve got 12 nieces and nephews, and I love them but they know me as Finn Balor, they don’t know me as Fergal, their uncle, the real person. They just know their uncle on TV. I wrestle with these things all the time, is the money worth the sacrifice? Not the physical sacrifice, the living sacrifice.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 8, 1993) – WWF Monday Night RAW

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was broadcasted from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IX’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. Razor Ramon vs. Ross Greenberg

2. Typhoon vs. L.A. Gore

3. Bob Backlund vs. Papa Shango

4. The Nasty Boys vs. The Headshrinkers

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