On the latest episode of his X-PAC 12360 podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman discusses former Intercontinental champion Finn Balor asking for time off from the company. Waltman reveals that Randy Savage always stressed to him the importance of remaining active on the roster because leaving gives the competition an edge to phase you out.
When the John Oliver thing came out, they were talking about the schedules and all that. I think somebody mentioned, ‘Guys can take time off any time they want, they just have to ask.’ Which is a tough spot too, because when you take yourself out of the game – I always talk about Randy Savage’s words of advice: ‘Never take yourself out of the game’ and ‘Let the competition eliminate themselves’ were two things that he really [stressed] to me.
With that said, Waltman commended Balor for being able to realize that he may need time away.
When you operate with that mentality, it’s almost impossible to ask for time off. So good for Finn Balor, going, ‘Okay, I need some time.
Listen to Waltman’s full episode below, where he also reviews last Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay per view. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)