NXT star Finn Balor was recently interviewed by Inquisitr, discussing a number of topics in regards to his time spent in WWE’s developmental NXT territory.
Balor will face NXT Champion Kevin Owens in a title match on July 4 at Sumo Hall, a venue that holds a special place in Balor’s heart, in Tokyo, Japan. Balor discussed the upcoming bout, which will be broadcast live on the WWE Network:
“It’s a huge match. Just even the significance on the building its in, the Sumo Arena. It’s the arena I had my last match in. It’s really only 14 months later and I’m returning with WWE on the main roster to challenge Kevin Owens for the NXT championship.”
“Kevin Owens has been causing a stir around the wrestling world. That’s a huge match, not only for what’s at stake, but personally for me, returning to Japan, that’s a country that took me in and was a second home. Japan took me in as one of their own and treated me like one of their own.”
Balor also talked about his unique entrance, and how he drew inspiration and help from past WWE stars like The Undertaker and Triple H:
“It wasn’t until later in my career that I really focused on the importance on making an entrance. I got to give credit to everyone that helped me with the entrance because it wasn’t just my ideas. We had a huge team in coming up with the entrance.”
“I had a lot of help from Road Dogg and a lot of help from Triple H. I spoke with the legendary Undertaker as well. If you’re going to learn about entrances from anyone, you might learn from the Undertaker.”
“It’s a whole team effort, and not just me coming up with it by myself.”
Check out the entire interview, here. Balor also hit on NXT’s ongoing road tour, the live “NXT Takeover” specials, and much more.