WrestleMania may have gotten all the headlines over the past five days or so, but it’s also worth remembering that there was also an enjoyable two-day NXT TakeOver event, which was one of the most watched of all time. On the second night of action, Finn Balor was in action as he defended his NXT title against Karrion Kross.
It has been an excellent return to NXT, but Balor dropped the gold in their match last week, which means that there are now questions regarding whether he will be making a return to the main roster. Once again, Balor’s stock couldn’t be any higher, and he could be best placed for a good spot on the card as we leave Mania in the rear-view mirror.
WWE News: Could Balor Return To Raw?
The majority of Balor’s WWE career on the main roster has been on Raw, and that could be the logical brand where he ends up. There are a number of interesting opponents that he could come up against if he returns on the Monday brand. Fans have been crying out for a longer feud with AJ Styles, as the two superstars share a lot of history and had a classic match back at TLC a couple of years ago.
Since both are heels, and Styles is carrying the tag team title on Raw, it looks unlikely that a feud will immediately happen. However, Balor could yet have a bug to bear with The Fiend, as he was beaten by the enigma back at SummerSlam in 2020. A short feud between the two would get Raw back on television, and would make sense for a couple of weeks.
WWE News: A Move To SmackDown?
Instead, Balor could opt to head to Friday nights, where there are no shortage of talented guys that he could work with. Big E, Cesaro, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens are among those that spring to mind. A short programme with Owens would certainly be something that would appeal to both, as well as the fans.
Meanwhile, he could step up and challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. However, one of the superstars would have to turn for that to happen, which would appear unlikely since both are thriving as heels at this moment in time.