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Finn Balor’s statement on his rainbow gear, and support for LGBTQ despite not wearing it in Saudi Arabia

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When Finn Balor wrestled for the Intercontinental championship at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia, he did so in plain black gear. After his big display at WrestleMania 34, where he wore rainbow gear and had an entrance that included a large group of members of the LGBTQ community, there seemed to be an expectation he would do something similar, or at least WWE’s decision to go into Jeddah for a major event while Balor was promoting such a thing would lead to criticism.

Sure enough, there were plenty of messages like this floating around:

For his part, Balor had this to say:

That would seem to be just about the best statement he could make on this situation. The criticism isn’t so much about Balor individually but rather WWE as a company choosing to go about this event the way they did. Finn just got caught up in the crossfire.