WWE’s most recent “NXT” tapings on Thursday saw the highly-anticipated debut of Prince Devitt, but under the new ring name of Finn Bálor. Though his debut was reportedly a memorable one, many questioned his new ring name.
Bálor took to Twitter afterwards to give some meaning behind it, however.
— Finn Bálor (@fergaldevitt) September 26, 2014
WWE has placed high priority on this next group of NXT Superstars, openly proclaiming them to be members of the company’s future. It was revealed earlier this week both NXT Champion Adrian Neville and the popular Sami Zayn would be available in “WWE 2K15,” much to the delight of many.
More of these new stars are set to debut soon, including the indy-darling Kevin Steen.
For those unaware, Finn McCool is a mythical Irish hunter and warrior who is well-known within Ireland. He is a folklore legend, which would tie in as a reason for inspiration for Devitt.
Our own Doug McDonald also looked into what “Balor” meant on Thursday.
“In traditional Irish mythology, ‘Balor’ ( modern spelling: Balar) was king of the Fomorians, a group of supernatural beings. He is often described as a giant with a large eye in his forehead that wreaks destruction when opened. He has been interpreted as a god or personification of drought and blight.”
Well, that certainly gives it some credibility. The crowd seems ready to bite. Let’s see how he does now.