Finn Balor is a former 2-time NXT Champion, and he saw a great deal of success in the black and gold brand. However, his main roster runs have been subpar for the most part. He also pitched going to NXT UK last year.

Balor’s previous stint in NXT ended after he lost the NXT Championship to Karrion Kross. After that, he returned to the main roster and started feuding with Roman Reigns.

While speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Finn Balor shared details regarding his main roster return. Balor revealed that he pitched going to NXT UK last year, but had to renegotiate his contract.

“I wasn’t super excited about the idea of returning to the main roster. I felt there was potential for me to perform in NXT UK and work with those guys and that was something I was super interested in. I pitched the idea to Hunter at the time and they were interested in it, but they were going to have to renegotiate my contract and all because of budget restrictions and it was just going to prove too difficult and maybe wasn’t a smart move career-wise at this age. I’ve become very aware of that and there might be a clock starting to tick right now. I’m more aware of that now than I was five years ago. I thought, ‘Well, I need to get on a good run on the main roster.’ They came up with the idea of coming back and working a program with Roman and you can’t turn that down. It was a no-brainer. We started off hot, kind of dipped down a little bit, and I feel it’s starting to warm up a little bit again. I’m excited.”


Finn Balor is currently the leader of Judgment Day and feuding with Edge, Rey Mysterio and Beth Phoenix. We will have to wait and see when their feud will culminate in yet another match.

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