The return to the brand breathed new life into Balor, who had gotten lost in the shuffle on WWE Raw. He's not only become the NXT Champion once again, he's re-invented his wrestling style into a more strike-heavy and technical approach.
Appearing on WWE After The Bell, Balor revealed that he didn't believe he was long for the black and gold brand upon returning in 2019.
"I didn't know what to expect. I was under the impression that it was going to be a three-month deal and reboot Finn and reset and then go back to Raw or SmackDown. It's evolved into something that I don't think anyone expected. It speaks to how NXT is evolving and is truly its own brand. I don't know what to expect going forward and don't know how long it's going to last, but I have to say I'm super happy in NXT and there is no reason for me to move anywhere in my career. I'm still growing. It's one of the best things I've done in my career, I've known when to move and when to change. That was the case in Europe, Japan, and Raw and SmackDown. I'm sure I'll get to a point where I'll know NXT has run its course and we'll need to make a change, but I don't see that coming anytime soon," said Balor.
Balor is coming off a successful NXT Title defense at TakeOver: Vengeance Day against Pete Dunne. He is currently locked in a feud with Adam Cole, who superkicked him following the bout.
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