Report: WWE’s possible initial plans for Finn Balor’s return

Finn Balor was squashed by The Fiend at Summerslam, after which he took some time off from the company. He got married during his time off and then made his return to NXT. It seems this was not WWE’s original plan.



According to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE originally planned on having Balor make his return to Smackdown Live.

When he lost to Wyatt badly, the idea was he’d go on his sabbatical and switch to SmackDown on his return, but then when the ratings ended up going the way they did, he was moved to NXT with the idea that his star power could make more of a difference there

Balor is getting paid the same amount he used to on the main roster, but with a lighter schedule in NXT. He recently turned heel and is currently engaged in a feud with Johnny Gargano.

Harrison Carter
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