Finn Balor is the current NXT Champion and has had a strong showing in recent times. He remains one of the top Stars in the gold and black brand.

While speaking with Joseph Staszewski of The New York Post in order to promote NXT “Takeover: Vengeance Day”, Balor was asked about defending the NXT Championship at WrestleMania 37 and what it would mean to him.

Balor said that while it would be great to defend the title at WrestleMania, NXT remains close to his heart and would prefer defending the title at an NXT TakeOver event.

He is open to defending the title on back to back nights at TakeOver and then WrestleMania.


“Ehh, it would be very cool but I feel NXT is something that is very close to my heart and NXT Takeover at WrestleMania weekend is a huge event and a huge kind of flag bearer for NXT,” he said. “And not having the NXT title match on Takeover, if that’s gonna in any way damage the NXT brand, it’s something I’d rather stay away from.

“Once we’re protecting the NXT brand without having it diluted by the big show at WrestleMania it’s something I’d be willing to do. If there’s the possibility of defending the title back to back nights, Takeover and WrestleMania, then I’m all for it.”

Finn Balor is scheduled to defend his NXT Championship against Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance this Sunday. We will have to see if he can retain his title.

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