At Summerslam Finn Balor shocked the world when he became the first ever WWE Universal Champion. And it seems like this wasn't going to be some short title reign in order to please the fans. Recent reports say that Finn Balor was supposed to face Owens at Clash of Champions and then defend in a triple threat Hell in a Cell match at the HIAC PPV against Owens and Jericho. It looks to me that Vince was heavily behind Balor and he was ready to hand him the keys of RAW. Finn is out with an injury and he is scheduled to return in 6 months time, which will be around the Road to Wrestlemania. During his promo he said that the first thing he's coming for is the Universal Championship. So, do you think there's a chance of Finn returning as a big babyface and goes on to Wrestlemania to challenge for the belt? There has also been speculations, although I take those with a grain of salt, that Vince has Irish heritage and that he always wanted a big Irish face to run his company. Also the success Connor McGregor has in UFC as an Irish, could Vince in pushing Balor more. However, there was a certain someone a while back, named Daniel Bryan who beat John Cena clean at Summerslam, was over as hell, but the company refused to have him headline Wrestlemania. Sometimes Vince just treats his baby, Wrestlemania, a lot different than the rest of his PPVs. Question #1: Will Finn Balor headline Wrestlemania in a match for the Universal Championship? Now onto the "should he" part. When Roman Reigns went on to win the 2014 Royal Rumble as was deemed as the one to beat the one in twenty one and one, fans went ballistic. A huge controversy broke out about how Reigns wasn't ready to be in that spot, about how he wasn't good on the mic, or in the ring (although he put on great matches against Bryan and Lesnar). So, what really makes a superstar worthy of being a main eventer? Balor isn't great on the mic either. He's a great wrestler, though. Also in Reigns' case it was more about bad timing and bias from the fans. Bad timing due to Bryan's return, who still got treated like shiet after being eliminated from the Rumble early (although that was a good storytelling decision). Then bias because fans, after everything they went through with Batista, the 10 years of Cena.. they just didn't want someone to be the guy, just because he's muscular. And the fact that Reigns was muscular backfired. I believe that even if Reigns was muscular but a great in ring performer, fans would still boo him for some reason. Reigns also fell victim of bad booking and bad character development. And the bias boos that surfaced at Wrestlemania just kept going on, and they will never stop, no matter what Reigns does. Finn on the other hand, has had great booking and also an interesting persona. So comparing Reigns to Balor, or Balor to any other wrestler, why does Balor get a free pass from the fans, even though he's been with the main roster for one month? Why should Finn Balor headline Wrestlemania, if he does, and why did the fans accept him so early? To me, it's all about the presentation. Finn has the Demon King persona. He has had a good character development in NXT. He's a good wrestler and has a cool entrance. When the WWE presents someone well, they could turn shit into gold if they want. Reigns was just left behind. Same music as the Shield, same attire, shit persona on screen at the time. No other traits to get us behind him, really. But still, that doesn't fully answer this question. Wouldn't Balor need more? It seems to me that because he has a cool entrance, the management wants him as a top dog. I'm not taking anything away from Finn here. He's a damn good perfomer. But so is Owens and so is Reigns at this point. But it really makes me think, Balor got a world title in one month time, if we count NXT as a developmental. I think this is the fastest world title win in history. Hogan's win in 1984 must have been faster though. Maybe wrestling outside the WWE just got very mainstream and a guy like Balor came in having already paid his dues all around the world, when a guy like Reigns hasn't. Maybe it was the fans resisting the machine of the E, and forcing the machine of wrestling onto the WWE. Because, Balor winning the world title in one month, means that WWE acknowledges his previous career and they also acknowledge NXT as a top brand and so do the fans. I'd like to hear opinions on this, because I think it's a subject that should be discussed on the same magnitude the Reigns Rumble win was.