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Original Plan For Finn Balor’s WWE Return

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 2, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1998’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– D-Generation X vs. The Brood

– Road Warrior Hawk vs. Road Warrior Droz

– Oddities vs. Al Snow & Mankind

– Goldust vs. Steve Regal

– Rocky Maivia vs. Ken Shamrock

– Val Venis vs. Jeff Jarrett

– D’Lo Brown & Mark Henry vs. Headbangers

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• Original Plan For Finn Balor’s WWE Return

As we all know, former Universal Champion Finn Balor returned from hiatus a month ago and is now a part of NXT.

However, that wasn’t the original plan.

According to the Wrestling Observer, Balor was originally scheduled to be a part of SmackDown after his return:

“When he lost to [Bray] Wyatt badly [at SummerSlam], the idea was he’d go on his sabbatical and switch to SmackDown on his return, but then when the ratings ended up going the way they did, he was moved to NXT with the idea that his star power could make more of a difference there.”

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