In recent weeks, one of the storylines that has held the most bench at NXT has been the one that involved the former absolute champion of the yellow roster, as well as the first Universal Champion in the history of WWE, who had to give up the title the evening after his victory, for a bad shoulder injury.
We are talking about Finn Balor, who only a few weeks ago should have fought against Velveteen Dream in that of NXT and who instead disappeared from his locker room, leaving the WWE crew in total panic, with a mysterious aggressor who apparently had knocked him out , preventing him from fighting that night.
In the last episode of the yellow show that aired tonight, we finally managed to find out who was hiding behind this attack, with rumors about the possible presence of Karrion Kross as the performer of the thing that were soon swept away.
After his match against Cameron Grimes, already attacked last week at NXT, Balor's attacker finally revealed himself, who was none other than Damien Priest, who admitted of his own free will to have attacked the "Prince" and that it made him feel good.
After these words Priest attacked once again the ex Universal Champion, this time even with a chair, trying to choke the demon's alter ego. After signing with WWE's developmental system, NXT, and adopting his current ring name, Bálor became a one-time NXT Champion, and he was the longest reigning champion at 292 days until Adam Cole broke the record on March 19, 2020.
Also during his time in NXT, Bálor became the first co-winner of the inaugural Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Samoa Joe. Shortly after arriving on the main roster, Bálor became the first wrestler in WWE history to win a world title in their pay-per-view debut, as well as becoming the quickest wrestler in WWE history to win a world title at 27 days following his main roster debut by becoming the inaugural Universal Champion at SummerSlam 2016.