Finn Balor recaptured the WWE NXT Championship earlier this week on NXT Super Tuesday II. He defeated Adam Cole to became one of the only three Superstars to hold the title twice. The other two to achieve the feat are Samoa Joe an Shinsuke Nakamura.
— WWE (@WWE) September 9, 2020
Talking about the victory in an interview with Digital Spy, Finn Balor revealed what exactly happened to The Demon.
Finn Balor on The Demon avatar
Finn Balor debuted The Demon persona during his first run on WWE NXT. Then he brought the avatar to RAW and SmackDown when he came over to the main roster. The character has been on a hiatus ever since Balor’s return to NXT last year in October.
In the interview, Finn Balor revealed the reason behind the absence of The Demon. He said that he lost control of what he wanted to do with the persona. It became more about satisfying others than about himself.
“I feel like The Demon was supposed to be a one-off in Tokyo Dome, Japan and it grew into this completely separate entity that for some time I had control over and then eventually it just kind of spun out of control… I was trying to please too many people and not pleasing myself. I feel like I lost a grip on what the character was and what I was utilizing it for.”
The Demon lost its element of surprise somewhere along the line, the new NXT Champion said. It only became a “crutch for Finn”. But that does not mean The Demon is gone from WWE for good.
“It’s definitely not dead and buried. I feel like there’s a time and place for everything but right now I feel like The Demon character is something that would maybe be a step in the wrong direction for what I’ve done over the last 11 months in NXT.”
Balor suggested Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, and Bray Wyatt, who is currently portraying The Fiend, as possible future opponents for The Demon. But right now, he is interested in defending the NXT title.