Finn Balor Says Calling Seth Rollins ‘Unsafe’ Is Ridiculous, Talks Surgery, Rehab

Finn Balor recently appeared on The Ross Report, here are the highlights…

On How He Feels: I am finally feeling like myself for the first time in seven days, so the smile is back. Going through the scans, it showed that I had a pretty good Labrum tear. When they went into the scope, I guess the tear was at 180 degrees was bigger than they expected, plus there was some bicep issues, so there was actually some bone bones in there. They were kind enough to give me some of those broken bones in a jar, which I have on my mantle piece right now, it’s kind of a decoration.

On His Surgery: This is the first time I’ve been to Alabama I believe. The way WWE treated this situation has just blown me away, honestly. I only found out on Monday that I was going to need surgery. I think by 9pm they set it up that I was going to be operated on the next day, so I had to check out of the hotel at 3am, we had a 5am flight to Birmingham, Alabama and we were at the hospital by, I want to say 9am, to be prepped for the surgery. My hats off to WWE for doing a great job to make sure that I was going to get the best treatment, but also the most prompt.

On His Rehab program: I guess the biggest adjustment is that I have to sleep in a La-Z-Boy Chair for the next six weeks, so this sling they have me in, they have my arm at an angle for my body, so I have to sleep sort of semi-upright for the next six weeks, make sure everything is right, then I will do two sessions of rehab at the Performance Center. Over there, we have an incredible medical team so I will be with them in the morning, rest for lunch, and get back in the afternoon, which I will be doing for the next four weeks and then reassess. I will probably head out back to Birmingham and do some stuff out there at their rehabilitation facility. The original diagnosis was 4 to 6 months, but when they found the extra problems in there, they said it was going to be a hard fix now. You know, I can try to shave some extra time off but I’m not going to. If I am ready before 6 months, I’m going to make sure that when the time 6 months is there I am going to be better than ever.

On Staying Busy With Rehab: We were busy working on the road, but with rehab, I’m going to be just as busy, and reluctant to take days off. If I can do this 7 days a week I am going to be doing it.

Does He Still Follow New Japan?: I have not watched a New Japan match since I left several years ago. It’s funny because I am so focused on what I am doing right now, and with the rehabilitation, I don’t want to be distracted by different styles, or what was the past. Don’t get me wrong, I love my time in New Japan. I still have a lot of friends there. The work there is incredible, but it’s not something I want to be influenced by right now, so I think going back to watch it, it will set me back.

On Claims That Seth Rollins is an Unsafe Performer: Well, people are entitled to their opinions, but as far as my opinion goes, I have been hurt a lot of time working, and it’s never been with Seth Rollins. Obviously, if you work a lot, you are going to get hurt. Occasionally, this just happened coincidently, and I just so happened to be working with Seth, so as far as I’m concerned Seth is one of, if not the best performer we have in this business. I feel that all the flack he gets is totally unwarranted. Any kind of slack he gets for being unsafe is really ridiculous.

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PHOTOS: New Look Photos Of Eva Marie With Black Hair

The following images have made their way on Twitter, showing that Eva Marie has dyed her hair back to black…

Gotta admit that I’m loving the dark hair look on @natalieevamarie pic.twitter.com/IMgOlErfUX

— michael (@HellcatPerez) August 31, 2016

I’m digging this #AllBlackEverything look, to be honest. Black or red hair? pic.twitter.com/sgnzlumLyj

— Eva Marie. (@AStormIsRising) August 31, 2016

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Backstage Report – Why Alberto Del Rio Isn’t Returning To WWE

After some speculation, word came out yesterday that Alberto Del Rio gave notice and will not be returning to WWE. The report stated that Del Rio was frustrated with the company’s lack of follow-through on promises (main event push) given to him when he returned last summer and that he gave notice 60 days ago.

Triple H reportedly stopped the push of Alberto Del Rio because he felt Del Rio partied too much, was a liability to the company and was also a bad influence on Paige.

Del Rio gave notice in late June, which was before his Wellness Violation suspension on August 17th. Del Rio is not expected to return to the company at all at this point and after the end of September he will be free to work anywhere in the US. He is reportedly able to work internationally immediately.

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Sasha Banks On Her Reign As Champ, Big Dreams For Her Future, Why Boston Is Home, More

– WWE Superstar Sasha Banks recently spoke with Justin Barrasso for SI.com about a variety of topics, here are the following highlights::

On being great:

“Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew–given the right opportunity and the right moment–that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.”

On why Boston is home:

“Once I moved to Boston, that’s where everything came full circle for me. I joined a wrestling school, and it was the same wrestling school I remember emailing when I was twelve and they told me I was too young. Then, there I was at 18, walking through the doors to this fantasy camp and I was the only girl. I walked in and thought, ‘I got this,’ and I got it. They gave me three months of free training, and they helped a little Mercedes KV turn into ‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks. That’s why I love Boston so much, it’s home. I got the phone call for my tryout in Boston. Boston is home, I love it.”

On Her future dreams:

“I’ve accomplished so many of my dreams already, but main-eventing WrestleMania is a dream. Also, I want to be on the cover of the 2K game next year–bye bye, Brock. The sky is the limit, and there is no limit to my dreams.”

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