Former NXT Champion Finn Balor spoke with Talksport to promote the upcoming NXT UK tour. Here are the highlights.
On facing Samoa Joe inside a steel cage at NXT Takeover:
“I’ve had a lot of firsts in NXT, I had the brand’s first ladder match, against Kevin Owens at TakeOver: Brooklyn, and now this third match with Joe will be in the first in a cage. I believe William Regal said it’s to ensure the safety of the fans, but I think really it’s so that Joe doesn’t runaway this time. We’ve been going a long time with this one, and now I think it’s best we finally settle it in a steel cage.”
On his favorite cage match:
“The Hell in a Cell between Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring has to be my favourite,” added Balor. The image of Mankind coming off the top of the cage is one that has lived in everyone’s memory and one you’ll never get tired of watching and wincing at every time you see it.”
On possibly being called up to the main roster:
“Everyone’s on their own journey, and everyone has a story to tell,” Balor said. You know, Mexico made me a better wrestler; Japan made me more polished as a performer and gave me the confidence to make it to that next level. To make the next step, I’m fully confident in myself and my ability so we’ll see what happens. First I have to look towards the match at NXT TakeOver and then the UK tour. After that, I’ll keep performing and doing what I can.”
Balor also talked about how he got into wrestling, the NXT locker room and more. Click here to read the entire interview.