In a major shocker Finn Bálor returned to the NXT brand.
Bálor faced off with NXT Champion Adam Cole projecting a future title match between the two.
Bálor had taken time off WWE to get married after SummerSlam.
Finn Bálor is now officially back on the NXT roster and will be a prominent star for the brand.
The reasoning behind Finn Bálor returning to NXT is ratings and road schedule.
NXT needed more firepower to compete with AEW and Bálor is a familiar name to the NXT audience as he is the longest reigning NXT Champion (292 days)
The rigorous WWE road schedule was something Bálor was looking to change and NXT on USA gave him the perfect opportunity to make a main roster salary and have a lighter schedule.
Finn Bálor on NXT is the plan for now but WWE will consider bringing him back to RAW or SmackDown in the future. The main point of this maneuver is to give NXT a boost over AEW.
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