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What else makes him so special compared to the rest of the roster besides that? His mic skills are pretty terrible, his ring skills are basically the same as any other spot monkey on the roster so he doesn’t stand out. His demon gimmick was the one thing he had going for him and he never does it anymore. I won’t even be surprised if they don’t bring it back at Mania. Hell, he didn’t last Wrestlemania. Vince could’ve made money off The Demon since kids love face paint and larger than life characters, so I’m not sure why he made Finn drop that gimmick. Wwe, you make no sense lol
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Ive said this a few times but balors whole situation with the demon character is nonsensical rubbish anyway.
 
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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Bland without the demon persona(I don't see what about him differs with that persona anyhow, just a small 165 lbs dude pretending to be scary) but boring, idiotic and trashy as the demon anyway.

He's like the male version of Becky, except he calls himself "Demon" or whatever rather than "The man". Both these delusional buffoons sound horrendously dreary, their accent is annoying as fuck and basically are channel-changers, everything about them sucks. But at least Balor can wrestle like a cruiserweight. As far as gimmick or character or mic skills? Dude should be jobbing to Lashley and Baron Corbin still.

Correction:-As Finn Balor, Balor is like Bailey, but as Demon Balor, he's like delusional Becky. Either ways, he sucks. :lol
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Only thing that changes is his entrance. He has the same moveset, personality, mannerisms, etc.
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

It's not a gimmick it's just face paint. The ascension wears face paint and they are still as uninspired as poorly toasted toast
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The "Demon Balor" isn't a gimmick, its face paint, its an entrance, thats all it is its an entrance. Demon Balor has the exact same move set, exact same match structure, exact same lack of intensity that Smiley Geek Balor has. Its just facepaint and an entrance. Thats the big issue, if he differentiated between Demon and Geek then Geek wouldn't be as bland a she is, it'd be a part of something larger.
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

If he would at least change his signature moves and his finisher as The Demon it would be more intriguing. But Balor worked perfectly in NXT and was one of the hottest talents on the main roster pre-injury so it's still WWE's fault that he is so trash right now. Let's not forget his booking has been shit.
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

He's bland with it lol. He's literally the same guy, only with body paint

I think it's a shame such a cool gimmick was given to someone like him. Balor isn't terrible but he doesn't stand out or anything
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Agree with most people here. He's generic as hell with and without it. "The Demon" should be way more than a entrance and some bodypaint.
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Surprised people agreed with me about him being bland. If I posted this on SquaredCircle, I’d be eaten alive :lmao
SquaredCircle is just full of WWE Smarks, not the good kind either. Legit saw them praising the Taker v Roman Mania match as one of the greatest of all time the other day.
 

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Surprised people agreed with me about him being bland. If I posted this on SquaredCircle, I’d be eaten alive :lmao
Here people would get banned for personal bans

Squaredcircle "mods" use the "Downvotes moderate everything" to not do their job
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Balor's problem boils down to a simple question: what is his character?

Like, seriously, try to describe his character for someone that's never watched wrestling. He's...a happy Irish guy that occasionally paints himself when he really wants to win? Is that a character?
 

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Surprised people agreed with me about him being bland. If I posted this on SquaredCircle, I’d be eaten alive <img src="http://www.wrestlingforum.com/images/smilies/roflmao.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ROFLMAO" class="inlineimg" />
SquaredCircle is just full of WWE Smarks, not the good kind either. Legit saw them praising the Taker v Roman Mania match as one of the greatest of all time the other day.
The people on there are the worst kind of fans. I mean granted there’s douchebags on here too, but shit at least people on here will at least give rational arguments. On SquaredCircle, they just downvote anything they don’t like into oblivion and insult you. They’re such children.
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

Anything that is proven to work in NXT, Vince will go out of his way to ruin on the main roster. Balor needs the demon gimmick because without it he is just a solid worker with a nice face. Even in NXT, the demon gimmick was lacking a little something to put it over the top. But either way it just shows you the difference between HHH and Vince. Vince shoves everyone into the generic babyface or heel cookie cutter that he created while HHH will play to the person's strengths and hide their weaknesses for the most part.

They really should have gone Split Personality with this. If the demon was something that Finn couldn't control and he had no memory of his actions while being the demon, then it would actually be interesting. Plus it would make his very bland generic non-demon personality make sense since it would be the polar opposite. But Vince has no creative bone in his body so don't count on Finn doing anything but smiling and wearing rainbows for the rest of his career.
 

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Surprised people agreed with me about him being bland. If I posted this on SquaredCircle, I’d be eaten alive <img src="http://www.wrestlingforum.com/images/smilies/roflmao.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ROFLMAO" class="inlineimg" />
Here people would get banned for personal bans

Squaredcircle "mods" use the "Downvotes moderate everything" to not do their job
The other day I got 20 downvotes and people calling me an “edgelord” (because ya know, having a slightly unpopular opinion totally makes you an edgelord) just for asking a guy to explain what makes Rollins so much better than any of the current roster. He never gave me an answer btw. <img src="http://www.wrestlingforum.com/images/smilies/roflmao.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ROFLMAO" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Re: Balor is bland without the demon gimmick.

He is boring either way to me :shrug
The thing is his gimmick is great but he doesn't have charisma to pull it off.
With demon facepaint he looks like a clown than some intimidating monster.
 
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