Even though NXT superstar Finn Balor didn’t win the tournament at yesterday’s WWE Fan Axxess that would have given him a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal this Sunday, it’s still expected that he’ll make his main roster debut on Monday’s RAW, as many people within WWE believe that he has no business being in their developmental territory any longer.
What will Balor’s role be when he makes his debut on the main roster? Well, in a tweet he sent out earlier today, Balor teased a partnership with the best manager and talker in WWE today, Paul Heyman.
The one thing Balor is lacking is strong promo skills, and pairing him with Paul Heyman would be a temporary fix to that, as it would allow Balor to shine in the ring while learning how to be effective on the microphone from Heyman. Also, a pairing with Heyman could give Brock Lesnar a future opponent, whether Lesnar and Heyman stay together past this Sunday or not.
Finn Balor was fast-tracked to become the number one contender for the NXT Championship, and he lost his title match with Kevin Owens this past week. WWE usually airs the NXT Title matches on their quarterly takeover specials, but the word is that WWE wanted to bring Balor up to the main roster right after WrestleMania, which is why they didn’t wait around to put him in the ring with the NXT Champ.
There are people who are now expecting that fellow NXT standout Hideo Itami is going be a full-time member of the WWE main roster due to him winning the tournament at WWE Fan Axxess, earning him a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. As of right now, there are no plans to make Itami a full-time member of the main roster, but plans could change if the fans really get behind him at WrestleMania.
It’s possible that WWE could officially bring up Itami and Balor on the post-WrestleMania RAW, but it’s more likely that just one of them will get the call, and Balor is much readier than Itami is.
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