Finn Balor has two different personalities that he likes to showcase: himself and the Demon. Which one does he like more?
He revealed his answer recently in an interview with Metro. He seems to indicate that he likes the Demon character a bit more, but also likes to change things up a bit.
“I like variety. I’m the sort of person with a very short attention span and I lose interest in things very quickly. I like to challenge myself as much as possible, so going back and forth between both personalities helps me stay focused with what I’m doing. In regards to which one I prefer, I do really believe that we’ve all got a darker side and the man did create the demon, so I don’t know which one is actually more dangerous! I do enjoy a level of intensity that I bring when I’m the Demon, but it’s a mindset that takes a couple of days to get into, it’s not something I can do every day. It’s tough not just on the body but on the mind.”
When it comes to transforming himself into the Demon character, the process of putting on all the makeup can be tiresome, which helps him get into the character.
“It very much is like method acting. The physical process of transforming into the Demon is just torture, I have to sit in that chair for four or five hours when I’m supposed to be warming up, loosening and getting ready for a match. In reality I’m doing nothing, I’m sitting still and static and trying to make sure that the paint looks good. It obviously has a huge effect on my mood because I’m just the most pissed off version of Finn that you’ll ever meet on those days. The whole process prepping everything, getting to the venue early to get everything early, plus getting into the mindset is something that changes my personality on the day. I’m not a fun person to be around on the day the Demon comes to town. Most people have learned by now not to come bother me on the day of, they wait until the next day.”
Balor last transformed into the Demon at SummerSlam, where he defeated Bray Wyatt.