Finn Balor and Damian Priest will finally meet in the ring at TakeOver next month.
It was announced that Balor will take on Priest at the upcoming NXT TakeOver: In Your House event taking place on June 7. The match was made after it was revealed that Priest was the one who had been targeting Balor on NXT in recent weeks, resulting in Priest attacking him on the May 13 episode of NXT.
Damian Priest wants to ensure that his name lives forever, and he’ll try to do so at Finn Bálor’s expense come NXT TakeOver: In Your House, as first announced on The Pat McAfee Show.
The Prince’s world was thrown upside-down last month when he was assaulted backstage by an unknown assailant, preventing him from taking on The Velveteen Dream that night. It also sent Bálor on a furious search for the identity of his attacker.
The answer to the whodunit was delivered in brutal fashion. Priest not only cost Bálor his match against Cameron Grimes with a devastating nightstick blow, but he also left him lying with the Reckoning before declaring he was the man who took him out.
It’s not mere bloodlust driving Priest, however. The Archer of Infamy spoke reverently of Bálor’s role in building NXT, particularly his legacy at TakeOver — and explained that’s exactly why he targeted him.
Priest will have to be on his A-game and then some to accomplish his goal. Bálor owns a nearly pristine record on NXT’s grandest stage with wins over some of the biggest names in the black-and-gold brand’s history.
As he says, you come at The Prince, you best not miss — a lesson learned by many before Priest. Will The Archer of Infamy be the latest?
Below is the updated card:
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Karrion Kross
NXT Women's Championship Triple Threat Match: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai
Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest
Fightful will have live coverage of NXT TakeOver: In Your House.