Finn Balor Discusses Desire To See Top Star In NXT, His Demon Character

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Finn Balor did an interview with Bleacher Report where he discussed a wide range of topics. Here are the highlights: 

Randy Orton: 

“I’ll be honest, I haven’t left Raw or SmackDown since I left,” Balor said. “I couldn’t even tell you who’s even on there. I’m fully focused on myself and fully focused on NXT. There’s been so much I’ve needed to adapt to and study and learn in the sense of being completely encapsulated in the environment that I’m in at NXT that I haven’t really needed to focus on anything else. I feel like everyone can learn and should want to learn and want to adapt and should want to challenge themselves. They should want to put themselves in different scenarios and different environments against different people, and I think everyone can benefit from that.”

“I don’t know if this is someone who would learn from it, but someone I’d love to have in NXT is Randy Orton, because I feel like he’s probably the best performer of the last 10 years,” he said. “He’s someone I look up to a lot and I know a lot of the NXT locker room looks up to a lot. He’s someone I feel would have a huge impact on NXT that would start a ripple effect for the next five or 10 years. I’ve been in the ring with Randy before, but if we could do that in an NXT environment, I would love that.”


On his demon character: 


“There’s a lot of other things I want to invest my creative juices in, and creatively The Demon takes a lot out of you,” he said. “It’s something that can sometimes limit me as far as what I’m able to do, and right now I want to focus all my creative energy on when the bell rings what I’m doing in the ring. I don’t want to jeopardize that right now. I’m really proud of the matches I’ve been involved over the last 11 months since I returned to NXT and the variety of styles I’ve been able to adapt to. I don’t want to jeopardize that for any reason. Right now, I’m very much focused on Finn Balor the Prince.”

“I feel like The Demon is something that’s very personal to me,” Balor said. “I’d definitely like to get back to The Demon vs. The Fiend. I definitely want The Demon vs. Brock Lesnar. I want The Demon vs. Braun Strowman. But right now, I feel with the position I’m in, it would be a step backward. I’m riding the momentum of the work I’ve done as The Prince for the last 11 months, and I want to continue to ride that momentum. I feel like there will be an opportunity to bring The Demon back in the future, but that could be three, four years from now.”

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