Balor posted the following comments in several Twitter posts (edited and condensed for easier reading) talking about the emotions he went through winning the title, being told he’d be out of action, his recovery process and more:
What a rollercoaster week. I woke up the morning of Summerslam with nothing but positivity & feeling physically better than ever. The moment I got injured I knew it was serious, it was an instinctive reaction to pull on my wrist, I entered survival mode. When the bell rang, I had won, I was the Champion, but I was reluctant to celebrate as I already knew in my heart what awaited at Raw. Disappointed yes, but I was CHAMPION and I was not missing an opportunity to fulfill my duty and appear on @GMA Monday morning. After hours of scans & despite some hope, the worst was confirmed at 5pm Monday. I would need surgery ASAP & relinquish the title on Raw. The most difficult part of relinquishing the title was when I came back through the curtain and I was over come by a feeling of inadequacy. Despite every emotion I had felt the previous 24 hours… I was still the CHAMPION. That gave me strength. Now I was not…. Tuesday at 3am I traveled to Birmingham Alabama. Dr.Dugas prepped me for surgery as a photo of Seth Rollins watched over us. What was supposed to be a 1hr surgery turned into 4hr, as once I was opened up ,the Dr found a lot more to the injury the the scans showed. 180* labrum tear Thorn bicep and pectoral tendon Cartilage damage & Fracture to the glenoid neck socket (I have it in a jar on my dresser). Wednesday morning at 5am I awake after the surgery groggy and sore. The gravity of the situation began to set in. Rehab will start at 9am.
Thursday 5am fly back to Orlando, check-in with Performance Center medical staff & we begin planning The Comeback pic.twitter.com/luZNst9Xhe
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) August 28, 2016