The 13th annual Ringside Fest descends upon New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, Oct. 29, when you’ll have the chance to meet your favorite Superstars and get an early look at upcoming Mattel WWE action figures.
At the world-famous Carolines on Broadway, Raw General Manager Daniel Bryan, Bayley, Finn Bálor and Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks will be appearing at this year’s event to sign autographs and snap photos with WWE fans. The “Yes!” Man and Bayley will be appearing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., while Bálor and The Boss will be appearing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendees will also be the first to get their hands on Ringside Collectibles’ exclusive “Wolfpac” Sting action figure, depicting the iconic Stinger when he donned the red and black of the infamous nWo offshoot.
For ticket information and to learn more about Ringside Fest 13, click here.
Inaugural WWE Universal Champion Finn Bálor suffered a shoulder injury against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, WWE.com can confirm.
The injury came in the course of Bálor and Rollins’ match to determine which Superstar would become the first WWE Universal Champion, specifically when Bálor absorbed a running powerbomb to the barricade at the hands of The Architect.
“He hit the wall during the match, dislocated his shoulder and was able to put it back in himself in a split second,” said ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson. Bálor was able to finish the match, but Dr. Robinson noted that an MRI yielded results earlier today showing “a possible labrum tear.”
The champion is currently scheduled to receive a surgical consult that will determine the extent of Bálor’s injury, as well as if and how his reign as WWE Universal Champion will be affected.
Check back with WWE.com for updates on Bálor’s condition.
WWE’s upcoming Live Events in Mexico Aug. 27-28 are shaping up to be historic. In addition to Puebla (Aug. 27) and Leon (Aug. 28) hosting their first WWE Live Events, it has just been announced that Finn Bálor will be at both events, making his debut in Mexico as a WWE Superstar.
Less than one week after SummerSlam, Bálor joins Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks and other Superstars* for the WWE Live Mexico Tour in Puebla and Leon Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, respectively. Don’t miss your chance to see The Demon King and your favorite WWE Superstars in action. Tickets for Puebla and Leon are available now.
Don’t forget, WWE also returns to Mexico this December, just in time for the holiday season. Keep checking back for further details as WWE’s Superstars deliver the gift of live in-ring entertainment to Merida, Mexico City and Monterrey Dec. 2-4. Tickets for all three Live Events are also available now.
With five shows in total this August and December, find out why a WWE Live Event is a must-see experience for yourself and your family. Be part of the live action and get your tickets today.
WWE LIVE MEXICO TOUR DATES FOR AUGUST 2016
Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. – Centro de Espectáculos Puebla, Puebla
Sunday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m. – Domo de la Feria, Leon
WWE LIVE MEXICO TOUR DATES FOR DECEMBER 2016
Friday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. – Coliseo Yucatán, Merida
Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. – Arena Ciudad de México, Mexico City
Sunday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m. – Arena Monterrey, Monterrey
All event times listed above are in local time. Talent mentioned or depicted above is subject to change.
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Finn Balor was a guest on the weekly Aftermath television show, which airs exclusively in Canada on Wednesday nights after SmackDown. Finn sits down with Jackie Redmond to discuss his outfit changes, advice from Triple H, comic books and more. Check out the interview full interview here exclusively at FinnBalor.com.
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Earlier this week, NXT General Manager William Regal made the blockbuster announcement that next month’s NXT TakeOver event will be headlined by the brand’s first ever cage match, when NXT Champion Samoa Joe puts his title on the line against former champ and long-term adversary Finn Balor.
The pair have been involved in grueling rivalry which has now spanned three separate TakeOver events, and the Irishman thinks the match is the natural end to a feud and yet another milestone in the NXT career of the man they call ‘The Demon’.
Speaking with Gorilla Position this week, Balor said: “I’ve had a lot of firsts in NXT, I had the brand’s first ladder match, against Kevin Owens at TakeOver: Brooklyn, and now this third match with Joe will be in the first in a cage.
“I believe William Regal said it’s to ensure the safety of the fans, but I think really it’s so that Joe doesn’t runaway this time.
“We’ve been going a long time with this one and now I think it’s best we finally settle it in a steel cage.”
WWE is, of course, no stranger to cage matches – you can go back to the days of Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy in the old blue steel cage at WrestleMania II to see that – but of all the classic caged contests there’s one that stands out more than most for the man who’s been a wrestling fan his entire life.
“The Hell in a Cell between Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring has to be my favourite,” added Balor.
“The image of Mankind coming off the top of the cage is one that has lived in everyone’s memory and one you’ll never get tired of watching and wincing at every time you see it.”
When you hear Finn talk about big WWE moments from the past, you can still see the wrestling fan inside him and it’s no surprise given it’s all he’s ever wanted to do since he was a young boy growing up in Bray, Ireland.
“I grew up watching the old World of Wrestling on ITV, you know, watching guys like Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy with my Granddad,” he told Gorilla Position.
“I remember being drawn in by these larger-than-life characters and it never left me. I wouldn’t say there was one defining moment when it hit me, but I just knew I wanted to be a wrestler. When I got to finishing secondary school and they ask what are you going to do, I didn’t want to study business or electronics at college – why waste your time on something you’re not passionate about?
“I wanted to study wrestling and be a wrestler, so at sixteen I packed by bags and headed to England, and now fifteen years later I’m here talking to you and ready to go into another NXT TakeOver event.”
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There’s a new demon in town and his name is Finn Bálor. NXT’s newest champion —a hybrid grappler with a hellish split personality — is a peerless competitor with the unique ability to completely and utterly transform himself. Once Bálor encases himself in the scales and fangs of “The Demon” he’s all but unbeatable, not to mention unrecognizable as the gentle soul showcased in his WWE Network documentary. Thanks to that dark side, he’s only the second Superstar to ever pin Kevin Owens, and Bálor’s coronation as NXT Champion in Japan was a transcontinental event.
But how would Bálor do against the original demon, the one from Death Valley? Now that The Undertaker has risen, a grudge match against The Demon himself would be more than fitting for a figure who once called himself The Lord of Darkness. Hell, if you really want to up the stakes, make it a Loser Leaves Town Match. After all, this yard ain’t big enough for the both of them.