Finn Balor is one wrestler whose cap is feathered with many championship titles only the best wrestlers have fought for. He became popular during his stint in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) where he emerged a 3-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and 6-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. Find out more about him here.
Finn Balor’s Bio & Age
Balor whose real name is Fergal Devitt was born on July 25, 1981, in Bray, Ireland. In his family are 4 other siblings; 3 brothers and a sister.
Growing up, Finn Balor attended St. Cronan’s School in Bray where he played football in his school’s team. At this time, the Irish kid took a liking to wrestling and got committed with the sports such that he became a first-degree black belt holder in IBF submission wrestling. He was a fan of World of Sport and The British Bulldogs, Rick Rude, and Mr. Perfect and a couple of others who were worth their salt then.
Getting older, he became resolute that wrestling was what he wanted to do with his life and in pursuit of this, Finn Balor began training with NWA UK Hammerlock and made his debut in the year 2000 at the ripe age of 18. Thereafter, he won the NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship. In 2006, he, however, lost the title to Karl Anderson.
He signed a contract with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) later in 2006 but recorded a poor run of events in the months that followed. By August of 2007, Finn formed a tag team with Minoru as they joined RISE stable under the name “Prince Prince” with which they won IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, lost it to Akira and Jushin Thunder Liger in February 2008, but regained it in July only to lose it again to “No Limit.”
Finn Balor formed another tag team called “Apollo 55” which became one of the most successful tag teams ever formed when they won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 4 times and successfully defended it 7 times. January 2010 marked the beginning of a winning streak in his career; as Apollo 55, they won and retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship several times just as he repeated the same feat for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. He became the first wrestler in 2013 to hold the IWGP Junior Heavyweight and IWGP Heavyweight Championships simultaneously with the tag team “Bullet Cub.”
Come May 15, 2014, the Irish born wrestler signed with WWE and joined NXT making his debut on October 23rd, with Itami in a match against Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel which ended in a victory for them. Finn won the NXT Championship title at NXT TakeOver: London having defeated title contender Joe. He held on to the championship for 292 days becoming the longest championship holder in history but soon lost it to another wrestler named Joe.
Finn Balor’s career took a leap forward when he got drafted to RAW and made his debut with a win and right to compete for the WWE Universal Championship having defeated Cesaro, Rusev, and Kevin Owens in the Fatal 4-way match and also defeating Roman Reigns. He won the 2016 WWE Universal Championship by defeating Seth Rollins at SummerSlam.
After almost a year-long rest due to the injury Finn Balor suffered from his win of SummerSlam WWE Universal Championship 2016, he suffered another one on April 10, 2018, in a match against Jinder Mahal. Finn had a concussion after getting hit in the face repeatedly pretty hard which saw him being taken off the rest of the week’s events.
Question on whether or not he is an injury-prone wrestler has arisen thereby lowering the confidence companies have in him as a major star. However, considering that he has bounced back after a prior injury, he is expected to make a full recovery and see action soon in the ring.
Girlfriend, and Wife or Is He Gay?
When one is having a successful career and is old enough to be married, it becomes a normal question to ask who his or her better-half is. This question has been asked severally about Finn Balor The Demon King. Without getting a response people began to assume he might be gay owing to the fact he has been known to show support for the LGBT community. However, his sexuality has been known to be straight and we have also discovered who his girlfriend is.
Cathy Kelley is the girlfriend of Balor. She was born on 27 September 1988 in Oak Park, Illinois, the United States by Liz Kovacs (mother) who raised her up as a single parent. Her full name is Catherine Kelley and she works as a ring announcer in the WWE in addition to being a television host, journalist, and social media correspondent for NXT.
She is without any iota of doubt a beautiful lady with brown hair and dark brown eyes. Finn’s beau stands at 5 feet 6 inches with a body weight of 60 kg. Her body measurements are 32-26-34 inches being bust, waist, and hips.
The two celebrities are not yet married at the moment, however, we hope to see them do that in the future as they seem to be perfect for each other in the eyes of their fans.
Height and Other Body Measurements
The Irish born wrestler’s height is 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 m with a body weight of 86 kg or 190 lbs. His chest measures 47.5 inches, waist 34 inches with biceps measuring 18 inches.