WWE Supster Finn Balor revealed in an interview Al Arabiya that Karl Anderson warned him off his ‘Demon’ persona because he feared he would be "laughed out of the building". Here is what Balor had to say about the original concept for his gimmick:
“The first time I did that, I said to my best friend Karl Anderson that I’m going to do this thing. I explained to him what I was doing and he said, ‘do not do that, you’re going to be laughed out of the building”
Balor added that that the original plan for the character was to make fans hate him and have them be scared of him.
“Obviously this didn’t happen. That the whole Demon character was designed for people to hate me more, and to be scared of me, and it kind of backfired in the sense that people kind of like it now. It’s still a learning process for me”
Check out Balor's demon entrance below: