WWE’s NXT UK brand was off to a great start already with some of the best performers the United Kingdom has to offer. Their first-ever TakeOver special removed all doubt and proved that this brand is worth paying attention to.
Finn Balor made a big surprise appearance during the event where he took on his former student Jordan Devlin. It was a huge moment that nobody was expecting. The segment took place after Travis Banks was “injured” and couldn’t carry on after an assault before the bell rang.
Banks isn’t really injured. In fact, Devlin vs Banks is expected to continue on the NXT UK brand. Finn Balor’s inclusion in the event was “something extra they wouldn’t have expected.”
Finn Balor’s appearance certainly was a big surprise. So WWE accomplished that goal in a big way as the first-ever Universal Champion showed up to wrestle what could be his best match of 2019 in mid-January.