WWE NXT Champion Finn Balor Wants Randy Orton in NXT

Published 02/19/2021, 7:15 AM EST


Current NXT champion Finn Balor is starting a new feud with former champion Adam Cole. Since his return to NXT from the main roster, Balor has been giving us a steady performance.

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Despite facing Adam Cole, Balor has his sights set on a WWE legend from the main roster. ‘The Prince’ wants none other than ‘The Viper’ in the black and gold brand.

Randy Orton will not only bring a massive audience and star power to the roster but his experience will also be extremely beneficial to the rookies. Hence, when Vic Joseph asked Balor about his potential rival from the main roster, Balor did not hesitate.

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Randy Orton enters the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

“I think we could all learn so much from Randy Orton,” Balor told After The Bell. “I know that’s a little bit of a different kind of idea, you know a lot of people would want me to say, Kevin Owens, a lot of people would want me to say Ricochet.

“But I feel like Randy could really bring NXT to the next level, you know, with regards the effect he would have on the people in the locker room, in the ring, his professionalism, his experience.”

Apart from Orton, Balor also named Owens and Samoa Joe as his potential future opponents. He already had a previous rivalry with them, and they taught him a lot.

Finn Balor thought he would be on NXT for three months

When Finn made the move to the main roster, he saw a meteoric rise to the top tier. He even became the inaugural Universal Champion. Yet, due to various injuries, Balor was sidelined.

In 2019, Balor got sent back to NXT. While he thought it was a limited-time arrangement, things turned out to be in his favor.

COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: Finn Balor during the WWE Live Show at Lanxess Arena on November 7, 2018, in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)

I didn’t know what to expect,” Balor said. “I was kind of under the impression that it was going to be a 3-month deal. Reboot Finn, reset and go back to RAW or go back to SmackDown, go back to things as normal.”

Balor is content with his current run in NXT, and he is not going to move anytime soon. “I think that’s one of the best things I’ve done in my career. I’ve known when to move and when there’s something to change.”

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“I’m sure I will get to a point where NXT has kind of run its course and it’s time to make a change, but I don’t see that coming anytime soon,” concluded Finn Balor.

You can check out Balor’s interview below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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