Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Are you saying this because Balor is your least favourite person to hold the title or based on the reign itself? Because there's been reigns even shorter than his, and certainly reigns that were more embarrassing (see some WCW ones, Yokozuna at WrestleMania 9, Ziggler literally being declared the champion by Vickie and then losing it to Edge less than 10 minutes later, etc). Balor sucks but it's not even his fault the reign turned out the way it did, it would've been a long reign.
I absolutely hate Balor but it isn't even about his talent. It's about how fast he got the title after being called up from "developmental" and the fact that a new face just won the new, what I would assume to be, permanent world championship. It cemented the fact this random guy that most people have not even seen (if we go by the assumption most people do not watch NXT) just waltzed in and became the new face of the brand. For what? Being Triple H's favourite, I assume.
At least the examples you give - shit reigns, I agree - had some place in story - which themselves might have been shit - but this Balor vs. Rollins match just came out of nowhere. They gave Balor absurd booking, he won the title on his first PPV match, in his first month on the brand, cut ONE promo before it and it was also shit, had a REALLY REALLY BAD backstage segment, won the title in an underwhelming and relatively boring match, then had to give it up the next day. All the while essentially ignoring the Authority which seemed to have been intentionally forgotten about so Balor could win no strings attached. And reminder, this was the first reign of the new championship I am actively assuming will be permanent. Or at least until they decide to unify the titles again for some reason.
By far the worst in modern history, at the very least. But I doubt there are worse ones in the distant past.
Originally Posted by gregwalker1234
His nxt title run was pretty poor too
He was the worst NXT Champion. It should have been used as an example of how he is a true midcard talent at best. However Trips has something going on and clearly loves the guy.