NXT Champion Finn Balor has had a great run in NXT since he returned to the brand in 2019. He is also directly involved with those he idolized since he was a child.
Balor recently spoke to ViBe & Wrestling, where he discussed some of the people he grew up idolizing. This included Triple H and Shawn Michaels, with whom he is currently working in NXT and discuss storylines with.
“No, but I feel like it’s such a great night when the legends are around. For me, I feel very fortunate that I’ve gotten to work very closely with some of my heroes in the wrestling business – Shawn Michaels and Triple H being two. Obviously, I’ve worked very closely with Triple H for many years since I began at NXT and of course William Regal,” stated Balor. “Then more recently in the second run with NXT, Shawn Michaels is heavily involved behind the scenes. So, getting to know him and learn from him and pick his brain on what he feels is a good direction to take the business, I’ve learned so much from.”
“It’s always very surreal to be working with these guys that you idolized or you grew up watching and had their t-shirts or had their action figures. Now you’re having a discussion or debate on what you think is a good direction to go. I feel very fortunate to have that kind of environment in NXT.”
In both of his runs in NXT, Balor has won the NXT Title and put on memorable matches in the process. He recently retained his title against Kyle O’Reilly at NXT New Year’s Evil in a scintillating match.