Many fans* are worried one of their favorite WWE Superstars is hanging up their boots. After his loss to Theory last Mondy on RAW, some fans** speculate that Finn Balor may leave WWE or even retire from the ring. And a recent post by Balor on Instagram added fuel to the retirement rumors***.
Finn Balor’s Instagram Post
Balor posted a fan edit showing the Irish superstar sitting on the side of the ring with his numerous wrestling championships surrounding him.
View this post on Instagram
Among the titles in the picture are:
- From WWE
- Two NXT Champions
- The First WWE Universial TItle
- WWE US & IC Championships
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Tournament Trophy (won with Samoa Joe)
- New Japan Pro Wrestling’s
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title
- IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Title
- Best Of The Super Jrs. Trophy
Fans reacted to the picture, thinking this was a retirement photo.
This look like a retirement pic
— Panamanian Papi (@DeshombiS) April 25, 2022 
— RetroGrade (@ytRETROGrade) April 25, 2022 
Balor is 40, which is not that old compared to many other wrestlers. But he has been wrestling non-stop for over 20 years and is known for having a few nagging injuries. Perhaps he wants to spend more time with his family or just try something else in life.
Should He Go To AEW?
🕯 to AEW 🕯
Prince Devitt deserves better pic.twitter.com/wH9xC5nlc8 
— 5 Star Guru (@5StarGuru1) April 19, 2022 
Of course, AEW marks say “Go to AEW!” as if Tony Khan’s promotion isn’t already overstocked with the talent they don’t use anyway. Balor should either stay in WWE, retire, or return to his roots in Japan or Europe. AEW has no place for him. Heck, they barely have a spot for the wrestlers they do have.
Balor could also be returning to NXT, where he had the most success and would be a great asset with many young up-and-coming stars.
If Balor retires, he will do so as one of the most successful wrestlers in history, regardless of promotion. Despite his string of injuries and stops in starts in WWE, he was always a top guy with the crowd and a big draw.
In Japan, he made it cool to be a gaijin again and opened the door for many American stars to succeed in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
What do you think about Finn Balor? Should he retire? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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*** I am also fueling these retirement rumors. I don’t want him to go, but it is what it is.