What’s next for Finn Balor?: Shinsuke Nakamura

On this week’s NXT, Finn Balor aired this thoughts and feelings to the fans of the NXT Universe.  Ever since he laid eyes on NXT while watching at home in Ireland, he knew he wanted to be apart of it.  There is no denying that he has successfully become apart of NXT, but NXT has also undeniably become apart of him.  He was NXT Champion for 292 days and went to toe to toe with some of the best, like Tyler Breeze, Neville, Owens and recently, Samoa Joe.  Even after all of his incredible success in NXT, it left him feeling down as he was no longer the Champion.  It also left him confused, as he did not know what was next for him.  He repeated the burning question multiple times until someone from the NXT locker room decided to answer him.

That person was Shinsuke Nakamura

The NXT Universe went wild as expected.  I did too!  “This is awesome!” chants filled Full Sail University until Shinsuke was ready to speak.  He let Finn know that when living in Japan, he watched Finn on NXT.  Finn, in his eyes, is the Icon of NXT.  Shinsuke recognized that although Finn is no longer a Champion, he is still an Icon.  And for Shinsuke to become the Champion, he first has to beat to the Icon.  In order to become Champion, he has to beat Finn Balor.

It shouldn’t be any surprise that the place immediately erupted after this statement was made.  There is no way Finn Balor can move on and upward in his career until he takes on The King of Strong Style, and that’s exactly what he will do.  Shinsuke answered his question: Finn Balor vs Shinsuke Nakamura.  Shinsuke was undeniably happy with Finn’s answer and couldn’t hide the large smile that came across his face even if they tried.  The NXT Universe was equally as happy and so was I.


Although it has yet to be announced when exactly this match will take place, I wouldn’t be surprised if a match of this capacity will be scheduled for NXT TakeOver in August.  NXT fans chanted “Match of the Year” even before Finn Balor accepted Shinsuke’s invitation and I wholeheartedly agree with them.  Finn Balor vs Shinsuke Nakamura has “Match of the Year” written allllll over it.  Slammy Award winning worthy as well!

More details of when this match will take place will come as soon as this information is made available.


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