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5 lesser known facts you need to know about Finn Balor

Pratyay Ghosh
FEATURED WRITER
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 06:48 IST
NXT Champion Finn Balor is set to debut on the main roster (Courtesy WWE)

On 4th January 2016, news broke that WWE had signed his former Bullet Club stable-mates Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows leading to speculation that Finn Balor would reform the Bullet Club in WWE as the Balor Club.

With the Balor Club’s debut on the main roster seemingly round the corner, it’s high time WWE fans get to know its leader, Finn Balor. Balor, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, signed with NXT in 2014 and is the current face of the brand.

For those who aren’t familiar with him, here are the 5 lesser known facts you need to know about Finn Balor.

5) He started his own promotion in Ireland at the early age of 20

Balor (L) started NWA Ireland in 2002 (Courtesy WWE)
Balor (L) helped train numerous wrestlers at the NWA Ireland wrestling school including Becky Lynch (R)

Finn Balor made his professional debut at NWA Hammerlock in the year 2000 aged just 18. Within two years, Balor along with Paul Tracey started their own wrestling school and promotion in Ireland which was affiliated to the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

The NWA are one of the most recognized promotions in professional wrestling history with their beginnings dating back to the 1940’s. At the helm of NWA Ireland aged just 20, Balor helped build the brand in Ireland. He’s also helped train many wrestlers including Rebecca Knox AKA WWE Superstar Becky Lynch.

Now aged 33, Balor already has 16 years of experience in the ring including time spent at NXT including one of the longest NXT Championship reigns in the promotions history. His turn to make an impact in the WWE main roster has come and he’s more than ready.

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Published 12 Apr 2016, 11:32 IST
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