Finn Bálor spoke to WWE.com about his surprise match with Jordan Devlin at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool on Saturday, January 12.
Finn was all smiles as he talked about the massive reaction he received when he was announced as Travis Banks’ replacement for the match. Banks and Devlin had brawled at the start of their match but the bell never rang, which means the bout never officially began.
NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint took control of the situation and when Finn’s music hit, the building exploded.
Devlin gave everything he had to Bálor during the match but in the end, Finn picked up the win. Bálor was asked about Devlin, who he mentored very early on in his career. Finn said that Devlin had shown “tremendous growth” over the past year.
He also said that Jordan would be the breakout star of the brand. After this match, there’s little doubt that Finn is right.