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5 Potential opponents for Finn Balor in NXT

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:39 IST

Finn Balor was synonymous with NXT when he was its Champion.
Finn Balor was synonymous with NXT when he was its Champion.

WWE really stacked the deck in its first hour of NXT on October 2nd. After Adam Cole successfully retained his NXT Championship against Matt Riddle, a huge name from the annals of the Yellow Brand's history showed up to make his presence felt.

The longest-reigning NXT Champion, Finn Balor, returned to confront Cole. The move shocked the wrestling world, as Balor had previously been absent from WWE programming following his Summerslam loss to The Fiend.

With the upcoming draft on October 11th and October 14th, many believed that Balor would likely return then or on SmackDown's FOX debut. Instead, he adds his immense talent to an already stacked roster in NXT. Balor joins The Undisputed Era, Keith Lee, Pete Dunne, Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Matt Riddle, The Velveteen Dream, Damian Priest, Dominik Dijakovic, Jordan Myles, and Isaiah Scott in the new NXT.

Now that he's back where he first became a WWE star, which current NXT Superstars would be the best opponents for him? Balor tore the house down in his first NXT run, facing the likes of Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, and others. Who will be up to the task this time? Here are five potential opponents for Finn Balor in NXT.

#5 Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong
Roderick Strong

Depending on how quickly Balor is inserted into the NXT Championship picture, he might have to face some of the "underbosses" in the Undisputed Era. Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish are the tag team aces, but in singles action, few others put on great performances like Roddy Strong.

The current NXT North American Champion put on instant classics in his matches with Velveteen Dream and Pete Dunne. Every other match he has participated in has been the same fantastic showcase of his in-ring ability.

Who else puts on great matches and just so happened to have returned to the site where he became a star in WWE? That's right - Finn Balor. Prior to gunning for Adam Cole, Balor might have to run through some others in order to earn that coveted NXT Championship opportunity. One of those men could be Strong, in what is sure to be a fantastic match.

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Published 03 Oct 2019, 15:40 IST
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