Finn Bálor has sent shock waves through the WWE universe since signing with the company last July. With his already noteworthy reputation around the world and the amazing buzz he has caused since joining the NXT roster, the only question is not will he be called up to the main roster, but when? Word getting around is that talks within WWE are to bring Bálor up shortly after Wrestlemania.
Since his arrival on the scene in NXT, Bálor has been a standout turning heads and impressing fans at every appearance. With his well crafted in ring style, grand entrance and special occasion body paint, he is bringing a much-needed fresh and exciting element to the WWE. You could see awe in the faces of the fans that had never experienced the body paint entrance of Bálor before at NXT Takeover: Evolution in December when he and Hideo Itami defeated The Ascension. The buzz has also slightly crossed into the mainstream media with TV Guide saying that he is “destined to be the organization’s next big superstar.”
With over fourteen years experience in the ring and an already endless list of achievements, the former Prince Devitt is no doubt ready for any plans the WWE will lay out for him. He has made a major name for himself with countless title victories around the world, his ability being a successful face or heel and the amazing run he had in New Japan Pro Wrestling forming the top faction in the wrestling world today, The Bullet Club.
Bálor’s age may also be a reason in WWE’s current decision-making. Turning 34 this July, he is not a young pup like many of the developmental hopefuls and that surely plays into wanting to pull the trigger on him sooner than later. Currently being at the prime of his career and athletic ability, it would be a win-win for both parties to make the move now.