Following a significant title change at WWE Payback 2023, a new addition has been made to the list of recognized WWE Grand Slam champions.
At the September 2 premium live event, Finn Balor and Damian Priest challenged for Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s WWE Tag Team Championship.
Following interference from Dominik Mysterio, Rhea Ripley and JD McDonagh, Balor pinned Zayn to win the match, and the gold for his team.
This victory meant a whole lot more for Balor, who is now officially recognised as a WWE Grand Slam champion.
To win the WWE Grand Slam, a star has to hold a WWE world title (this includes the Universal Title), a tag-team title, and both the Intercontinental and US championships.
Balor became the inaugural Universal Champion at SummerSlam 2016, before notably having to relinquish the title 24 hours later.
He won the Intercontinental Title in 2019, during his feud with Bobby Lashley.
Balor reigned with the US Championship for 48 days in 2022, interestingly after defeating Damian Priest, before either of them were part of the Judgment Day faction.
WWE recognises Balor as the 17th Grand Slam winner under its current format, the 22nd overall including the previous format, which required fans to win one of the now defunct tertiary titles (European or Hardcore).
WWE has now shared an Instagram post celebrating Balor’s Grand Slam victory, which you can view below or at this link.
The WWE Tag Team Championship changing hands has resulted in their being some uncertainty surrounding an upcoming title match, which you can read more about right here.
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