Finn Balor successfully defended his NXT Championship against Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver 31. However, he broke his jaw in two places during the match.
Balor underwent surgery for his injury last week and has been recovering since then. During this week’s NXT, it was said the company will be waiting to see how Balor recuperates.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez discussed Finn Balor’s situation. He noted that it was a touch and go situation. If Balor seems to be recovering rapidly, then he will be remaining a champion. If not, he will have to relinquish his NXT Championship.
This would not be the first time Balor will have to relinquish a title if it comes to it. Karrion Kross also had to give up his NXT Title after injuring his shoulder after beating Keith Lee for the title.
We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.