WWE Smackdown: The Prince Finn Balor is back on WWE Smackdown after his second successful stint with WWE NXT. He had a terrific run for the second time on the Black & Gold brand and became the NXT Champion for the second time. He returned to the main roster on the July 16 episode of WWE Smackdown, live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
WWE Smackdown: Did Finn Balor pitched the idea of heading to a different brand before arriving on Friday Night Smackdown? Check here
However, before jumping onto Friday Night Smackdown, Balor pitched a rin on the NXT UK brand as he had some plans in his mind for the show. During an interview with BT Sport, Finn Balor revealed why he was willing to make a brief appearance on WWE NXT. He said,
“The surprise appearance at NXT UK about two years ago was something I was really excited about, and it wasn’t going to be a one-off, it was going to be more of a regular thing to work towards a match with WALTER. It got taken away from us by the pandemic. It’s still something I am still super invested in. Believe it or not, before I returned to SmackDown, I could feel the run in NXT kind of coming to an end and kinda exhausted all of the resources there. I actually pitched the idea of moving to NXT UK, and obviously, that might have been a bold move and maybe a bold pitch.”
Check a glimpse of the interview below,
"Before I returned to SmackDown, I could feel the run at NXT coming to an end, I pitched the idea of moving to #NXTUK."
"I feel like I could challenge myself, but also help the brand like I helped NXT."
Maybe one day, @FinnBalor 🤞
He has unfinished business over here… pic.twitter.com/85dGelYvAL
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) September 2, 2021
WWE Smackdown: What is next for Finn Balor?
“The Prince” Finn Balor has to make inroads to get past Roman Reigns and become the Universal Champion for the second time in his career. He is scheduled to face the Tribal Chief this Friday Night on Smackdown with the title on the line. Will Balor become the Universal Champion for the second time in his career, or will Roman Reigns continue his sheer dominance on the Blue brand? The answer will be unveiled on Friday night.