WWE: Finn Balor Vows To Win NXT Title From Kevin Owens In His "Second Home"
Finn Balor has vowed to defeat Kevin Owens for his NXT title in Tokyo this weekend after dishing out a first pinfall loss to the champ on WWE’s developmental brand.
Irish star Finn, 33, teamed up with Samoa Joe to beat Owens and his partner Rhyno in tag competition in the main event of last night’s NXT show on the WWE Network - and he can’t think of a better place than his “second home” to knock Owens off his perch once again.
"The Balor Club is going to Tokyo,” a fired-up Finn declared after the tag win.
"The second time Kevin Owens gets pinned it is going to be for the NXT championship."
He continued: "Tokyo is a second home to me. I spent eight years there. I honed my craft there and to return, after leaving only a little more over a year ago, is unbelievable. This is the dream come true."
Owens, stunned by taking his first three count in an NXT ring, could barely muster any words of reaction after the bout.
"Get away from me, now,” he fumed.
Finn, the subject of a superb documentary split into three parts over the past few weeks of NXT programming, is fancied to become the new champ on Saturday morning when the Network will stream a live event from Japan as it happens.
As well as featuring reflections from Finn on his demon character, the wrestler as an artist, his return to Dublin as part of the WWE roster and fan art, the short also features NXT head trainer Matt Bloom - who went on New Japan Pro Wrestling tours with Balor before he came to WWE - suggesting the ace’s modesty should not be confused with a lack of ambition.
“Everyone that does what we do wants to be the best,” says Bloom.
"If you were to talk to him, he’s very quiet and you wouldn’t see it.
"But I know Fergal and I know that he wants to be the best.
"He doesn’t flaunt it, he doesn’t go round telling everyone he’s going to do it - he just does it.
"And that’s the best kind of person, just kind of quietly getting it done.”
The latest and final instalment of the short film can be watched in its entirety on the WWE Network. Watch an edited version in the player above.