This past Sunday at WWE WrestleMania 39 night two, “The Demon” Finn Balor came up short in a Hell In A Cell match against his months-long nemesis, Edge. The match was not without its brutality, which certainly won Balor some fans, as he was blasted with a steel ladder to the head by The Rated R Superstar, resulting in blood gushing from his face and the match being paused while medics treated him.
According to Paul “Triple H” Levesque in the post-Mania press conference, Balor was given staples in the ring before being allowed to continue wrestling. Balor confirmed as much on Twitter this past Tuesday when he tweeted out “14 stitches” along with photos of his war wounds.
As bad as that injury at WrestleMania 39 was, Balor has taken to social media yet again to disclose another injury that he suffered prior to the Hell In A Cell bout.
“On March 10th Ep of Smackdown I sustained a grade 2 calf tear,” he began. “Normal recovery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks. Hold my beer! With just 3 weeks & 2 days to Wrestlemania WWE medical team ‘threw the kitchen sink at it’ & with some careful planning, long days of rehab and a lot of swear words we made it back in time with a day or two spare!
“My wife said it best. ‘This injury has been the Demon of your career, and you need to over come this Demon to Release YOUR DEMON at Wrestlemania’ @verolaguera Special thanks to CJ for his incredible work ( and not taking a day off for 3 weeks) Extra mention to @docholmes & @athleanx for all their support.”
It really is a testament to Balor’s ability to fight through pain for him to overcome that injury in a short period of time, only to then battle through a bloody Cell match. Balor was not seen this past Monday night on Raw but when he does return, it looks likely he’ll get involved in the continuing feud between Dominik and Rey Mysterio, which looks to write its next chapter at WWE Backlash.
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