Finn Balor addresses NXT following his hellacious match with Kyle O'Reilly at New Year's Evil
NXT Champion Finn Balor came out next, praising his latest contender after their incredible match at NXT New Year's Evil. However, this is twice now that Kyle O'Reilly has been put down by Finn Balor, and this time he's the one eating out of a straw.
"They quit making the cloth I'm made out of," said Balor, before asking who was next. Pete Dunne's music hit, and the Bruiserweight wasn't alone. Balor soon found himself flanked by the former NXT UK Champion and the NXT Tag Team Champions. They rushed him, but Finn Balor was ready. For a while, he was able to fight off all three men, though it seemed that Pete Dunne was one too many.
Kyle O'Reilly injured Balor's arm last week, and Dunne knew that was where the bullseye was. Luckily for Balor, The Undisputed Era, O'Reilly included, saved him. Balor didn't know what to make of the situation, especially once he came face-to-face with O'Reilly. There's still some animosity between the two.
Backstage, the NXT North American Champion was beaming after his wife beat Shotzi Blackheart. Johnny Gargano had a match that would face Dexter Lumis later tonight, and after that, The Way would go on to win both Men's and Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classics.
Austin Theory came in with an envelope that Lumis had left them, showing caricatures of Gargano crying like a baby and Theory doubled over.