You have to wrap it up sometime. There are a lot of wrestlers in WWE at the moment with several of them having international experience. While a lot of very talented performers have come up through the WWE developmental system and succeeded on the main roster, it seems that the best results come from wrestlers who have been around the world. That is the case with a current popular NXT performer, but he has put a limit on how much more time he has in the ring.
Finn Balor debuted in WWE back in 2014 when he appeared as Hideo Itami’s mystery partner to help fight off the Ascension. Since then, Balor went on to become the longest reigning NXT Champion of all time and is a legend down in NXT. He would come up to the main roster in 2016 and go on to defeat Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins in consecutive matches to become the first ever Universal Champion. Balor has gone on to have more success since then, but how long before he hangs up the boots?
I think they can work with this. Check out a look inside Balor’s mind:
Balor was a guest on the most recent edition of After The Bell where he said that he has about eight years left in the ring. At thirty eight years old, retiring eight years from now would end Balor’s career at about forty six years old. At the moment, Balor is back down in NXT as a major star and is working as a heel for the first time in his career. There is no word on how long he will be down in NXT before coming back up to the main roster.
The heel work has gone well. Check out Balor back in NXT:
Opinion: Balor offers some interesting star power for NXT and having him around there for a long time to come could do a lot of things for the show. At the same time, Balor is someone who could be a major asset on the main roster, should WWE actually figure out how to use him for a change. The biggest problem is that he almost never has anything consistent, and the Demon character is used rather sparingly. Eight years is a long time, but I hope WWE doesn’t waste them.
What do you want to see next for Balor? When will he be back on the main roster? Let us know in the comments below.
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. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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