WWE News: Finn Balor Set To Win NXT Championship From Kevin Owens In Tokyo, Japan WWE Network Special
WWE NXT star Finn Balor has come a long way since joining WWE officially last year. He has become a massive star in America, but before all of this he was a massive star in Japan when he was part of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Balor mentioned on WWE NXT last night that he has won 11 championships in Japan during his career. For some time, he was THE star in Japan. This was the main reason WWE wanted him. They saw a star, and clearly they were right.
WWE is set to go to Tokyo, Japan in July. They plan to have a live WWE Network special take place from there on the 4th of July, which is Independence Day in America. This used to be a big night for wrestling in the US, but it changed heavily over the years. So thankfully WWE is bringing that back. Balor will take on Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship at the event, which would technically be the first time WWE ever had NXT and the main roster work together for a main roster show.
This would also technically be Finn Balor’s main roster debut, since the show will be a live special. However, WWE didn’t originally plan for this event to be televised. The plan was always to do the tour of Japan, but since they’re already going to be there… why not have a WWE Network special take place?
As we know by now, Kevin Owens is on the main roster officially and needs to drop the NXT Championship to continue in main roster storylines without having NXT ties. According to Cageside Seats, he will do just that at the Japanese special where he will lose the title to Balor.
This would be a big move by WWE since Finn Balor is such a huge star in Japan. Originally, this might have been Hideo Itami’s role. However, since he is hurt… those plans clearly changed. It works out well, since Balor is beloved in Japan too.
Speaking of Owens, after he drops the NXT Title the plan is for him to be the second main heel on the main roster only behind WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. This is a big role to have, but it allows Owens to be in a big role immediately. Clearly his material with John Cena has been a huge success for him so far, so if this type of thing continues with him… he could be huge in WWE.
Meanwhile, this might leave a hole in NXT to have three top guys out or called up. However, since Samoa Joe is set to be with WWE full-time soon and Finn Balor still present, NXT is still in good hands for a while. Others could get a big chance soon down there, which could be fun to see.
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