WWE Raw star Finn Balor noticably missed a month of WWE television back in January, with him being suspiciously absent from the 2022 Royal Rumble match.
It was reported at the time that Balor missed the shows due to being in Ireland, but no reason for Balor not being in the States was given.
Balor himself spoke to BT Sport, where he revealed that he needed to get his Visa renewed. He explained:
“I haven’t spoken about this, but 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 to go to the US embassy to get a new visa. That’s why I wasn’t at the Royal Rumble and that’s why I wasn’t there for a month. Everyone is asking questions, ‘Finn’s not here, Finn’s not there.’ It was strictly a legal paperwork issue that needed to be rectified and was kind of pushed through COVID because we couldn’t travel. It was kind of a window opened up and we said, ‘look we’re going to do it eventually, let’s just do it now.’ And that’s what happened. The time was taken off reluctantly in January to take care of that paperwork, but thank god it’s taken care of for the next 10 years. “
Balor is now the United States Champion, and looks set for a clash with Damian Priest for the championship at WrestleMania 38.
transcription via WrestlingInc.
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