Shinsuke Nakamura challenges Finn Bálor
Seven days removed from his crushing loss to NXT Champion Samoa Joe, Finn Bálor came to the ring to address the world. With the NXT Universe firmly in his corner, Bálor recounted the many wars he fought between the yellow ropes, though he couldn’t help but be disappointed that he did not leave the steel cage with the NXT Championship.
With TakeOver in the rear-view mirror, Bálor asked himself the question that everyone wants to know: What’s next for Finn Bálor? The former champion didn’t have to wait long for an answer, as Shinsuke Nakamura made his presence felt in the arena. The King of Strong Style called Bálor the “icon” of NXT, but declared that if he wanted to become NXT Champion, Nakamura needed to defeat Bálor. As the crowd roared in approval, Bálor accepted The King of Strong Style’s challenge. The two friends shook hands, sealing the deal on, perhaps, the biggest dream match in NXT history.