#5 WWE Wasting Finn Balor’s Return For A Dark Segment At NXT Tapings
Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor, who has been out of action since SummerSlam 2016 due to an injury, made his return during a recent NXT TV taping and worked a dark segment where he got physcial with NXT Champion Bobby Roode.
Below is what WWE posted about Balor’s return:
“Injured Raw Superstar Finn Bálor surprised the WWE Universe at Wednesday night’s NXT tapings when he got in the ring to come to the aid of an embattled Shinsuke Nakamura and fight off Andrade “Cien” Almas and NXT Champion Bobby Roode.
The former WWE Universal and NXT Champion, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since August, certainly appeared to be feeling better as he clotheslined Almas from the ring and unleashed a fury of strikes against Roode.
The Irish Superstar has showed up at various promotions in recent weeks, highlighted by this most recent appearance at the University of Central Florida. Despite it seeming like Bálor is ready for his return, he told the crowd that he still is not medically cleared to compete. Is Bálor’s appearance at Wednesday night’s NXT tapings a sign that he’s close to a return? And maybe the most important question: Where will The Demon King show up next?”
WWE could have used Balor’s return as a surprise for a PPV or Raw, but they decided to do it at an NXT taping, that too for a dark segment (which won’t air).