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Finn Balor Relinquishes WWE Universal Championship; Fate of Title to be Determined on Raw

In what can be described as a lousy turn of events for Finn Balor, WWE has announced that he has relinquished the WWE Universal Championship.  This is in conjunction with a shoulder injury that Balor suffered during the title match last night at SummerSlam against Seth Rollins.  Mick Foley, in a Twitter post (shown below) noted that he and Stephanie McMahon have accepted his decision.  They will address the vacancy of the title on the show tonight.

Bill Says:  Just horrible luck for Balor, who it seemed WWE was going all in with after his call up from NXT.  Here’s hoping for the best for Balor’s recovery.


About Bill Wentz (1542 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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