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Has Finn Balor ever won the WWE Championship?

Published at :June 26, 2024 at 12:43 AM
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“The Prince” is a Grand Slam Champion

Finn Bálor aka Fergal Devitt, is an Irish professional wrestler renowned for his explosive in-ring style and magnetic personality. Bálor currently competes on WWE’s RAW brand. He is a key component of the heel faction “The Judgment Day.”

Bálor’s career began in 2001, and he rose to international prominence during his time with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he performed as Prince Devitt. He experienced considerable success in NJPW, winning three IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championships and six IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. He also won the Best of the Super Juniors tournament twice, in 2010 and 2013, and was a founder and initial leader of the Bullet Club stable.

Aside from NJPW, Bálor made his impact in the Mexican company Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), where he won the NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship. His achievements in the indie wrestling circuit include titles as ICW Zero-G Champion, RPW English Cruiserweight Champion, and NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion.

Finn Balor’s World title reign

Finn Bálor’s journey in WWE began in 2014. It might have been marked by numerous highs and lows, but his incredible talent and numerous title reigns have helped Bálor capture a World Championship in WWE. He was the first WWE Universal Champion. He beat Seth Rollins to become the champion back in 2016. Finn Balor is still yet to win the prestigious WWE Championship.

Here are all his Championship wins in WWE:

WWE Universal Championship

Bálor’s most famous WWE success was capturing the Universal Championship in 2016. This victory was historic, as he became the first Universal Champion by defeating Seth Rollins at SummerSlam.

Unfortunately, Bálor’s reign was cut short due to a shoulder injury, forcing him to give up the championship less than 24 hours later. Despite his brief tenure, he is best renowned for inventing the Universal Championship, which has since been held by WWE icons.

Also Read: WWE Grand Slam Champion: Explained and full list

WWE NXT Championship

Bálor is a two-time NXT Champion. His total reigns are an astonishing 504 days, with his first reign lasting 292 days and his second 212 days. With these accomplishments, he becomes one of the NXT Champions with the longest reign in history. Bálor also made history by becoming the WWE’s fastest wrestler to win a world title, accomplishing this achievement just 27 days after debuting on the main roster.

World Tag Team Championship

Balor is a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He won the championship alongside Damian Priest twice and JD McDonagh recently after they defeated The Miz and R-Truth to win the championship.

Intercontinental Championship

Finn Balor is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Bálor won the Intercontinental Championship by pinning Rush on February 17, 2020, at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event to win his first IC championship.

US Champion

Finn Balor is a one-time US Champion as well. He defeated his stablemate Damian Priest on the February 28, 2022 episode of Raw where he picked up the championship for the first time in his career.

Other WWE Titles and Achievements

Bálor has also won the NXT Year-End Award three times, the NXT Championship Number One Contender’s Tournament, and the Male Competitor of the Year in 2015. He was the co-winner of the inaugural Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic alongside Samoa Joe.

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