There and back again. NXT is in one of the most situations in all of the wrestling world and that is both a good and bad thing. They have to be a mixture of their own show and the official developmental territory of WWE. Then to make things even more complicated, they have to go head to head against AEW Dynamite every week. That has caused WWE to add in some more star power, which has given us another interesting situation.
Finn Balor is the reigning NXT Champion and one of the only two time champions in the history of the promotion. He is also a rather unique case as he became an NXT star, then left for the main roster, and then came back to NXT upon return from a WWE hiatus. That is a pretty rare situation and it turns out that he has been back long enough to reach a fairly surprising milestone.
According to Give Me Sport, as of Wednesday February 10, Balor has spent more time in NXT combined than on the main roster on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. Balor has now in NXT for 1115 days, compared to 1112 days on the main roster. After debuting in NXT on September 24, 2014, Balor was called up to the main roster on July 19, 2016. He then went back to NXT on October 2, 2019. There is no word on when or if Balor will return to the main roster.
Finn Balor has now spent more days in NXT than he has on the main roster in WWE ?
? NXT: 1115 days
? Main roster: 1112 days
Will he ever return to RAW or SmackDown? ? pic.twitter.com/peYiPajkt4
— GiveMeSport WWE & Wrestling (@GMS_WWE) February 10, 2021
Opinion: I can always go for something like this, as it is the kind of stat that tells you something you probably would never have realized otherwise. If nothing else, it is nice to see someone from the main roster going down to NXT and being a star there. Balor has long since been one of the biggest names in NXT history and his legacy is only growing down there. At the same time, he could be back on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown at the drop of a hat and be just fine.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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