• “I’m definitely hopeful that a return to RAW or SmackDown will happen in the future” – Former World Champion
During a recent interview with FOX Sports, former Universal Champion Finn Balor noted that he wants to return to the WWE main roster soon.
Balor lost the NXT Championship to Karrion Kross last month at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. He almost lost his Title rematch to Kross on this week’s NXT.
Here’s what Balor said about his current run in NXT:
“The current Finn Balor character is the most accurate to my personality in real life, the way I’m performing it now. I think in the past, it was a little different, but I feel like this is the closest I am to actually performing as myself in my career.
When you come to WWE, it’s such a well-oiled machine that has different departments that kinda help you reach your potential. I tried to keep a lot of those departments happy, but maybe I lost sight a little of who and what was true to myself or my character.
The office came to me and said, ‘Hey, we know you need a little time to regroup and refocus, and we could use your help in NXT. Would you be open to the option of returning there for a little while? Maybe it’s three months. Maybe it’s six months. But you recalibrate your character and then go back to RAW or SmackDown.
Three months turned into six months, turned into winning the title, turned to a year and a half now. I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s been a great learning experience for me.
I grew up as a wrestling fan watching WWE, and that’s, essentially, where I want to be performing. I feel like in my last run there, I wasn’t doing myself justice. I needed to change something, and the change came with NXT to kinda figure out who I was again. I’ve managed to do that to some level, and I’m definitely hopeful that a return to RAW or SmackDown will happen in the future.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 27, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Omaha, Nebraska and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Koko B. Ware vs. The Black Knight
2. Ted DiBiase vs. Scott Colton
3. Bret Hart vs. Randy Spears
4. Dino Bravo vs. Warren Bianchi
5. Demolition vs. Mark Thomas & Tom Stone