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WWE News: Finn Balor makes surprise appearance at NXT UK Takeover

Brandon Ewing
3.50K   //    13 Jan 2019, 01:48 IST

Finn Balor makes his shocking return home to the United Kingdom tonight at NXT UK Takeover!
Finn Balor makes his shocking return home to the United Kingdom tonight at NXT UK Takeover!

What's the story?

We have breaking news coming out of Blackpool, England. Tonight at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, we saw the surprise appearance of WWE Superstar and former NXT Champion, Finn Balor.

In case you didn't know...

Before the show began, we originally had a scheduled match between Travis Banks and Jordan Devlin that was set to take place tonight at NXT UK Takeover. However, the two men were involved in a heated dispute backstage earlier this afternoon that led to an attack by Jordan Devlin on Travis Banks, resulting in Banks suffering a knee injury.

With Banks' condition in doubt, he was medically cleared by WWE officials to compete this evening. However, plans quickly changed in a hurry.

The heart of the matter

During the entrances for both Travis Banks and Jordan Devlin, Devlin jumped Travis Banks and attacked him before the bell could even ring to begin the match. With Devlin clearly unable to compete tonight, it looked as if Jordan was going to steal a victory tonight. Suddenly, Finn Balor's music hit and the crowd erupted into a thunderous roar!

Finn Balor faced Jordan Devlin tonight and defeated him with the Coup De Grace to pick up the win in a tremendous match-up.

Earlier on, we had seen new NXT UK Tag Team Champions crowned, as James Drake and Zack Gibson defeat Moustache Mountain to become the new tag team champions in a thrilling opening contest. 

What's next?

So far this has been an exciting event that is living up and surpassing all expectations.

The action is currently ongoing at NXT UK Takeover, so definitely stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest breaking news stories and results coming out of NXT UK Takeover tonight!

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Brandon Ewing
I am currently a contributor to and Sportskeeda. I am a professional wrestling journalist with past experiences contributing to PWPNation and 411Mania. I have been a huge fan of pro wrestling since the age of five. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Sting. I watch a variety of wrestling promotions, such as: WWE, Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Major League Wrestling (MLW), and NXT.
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