Finn Balor revealed he originally pitched to be moved to NXT UK.
The build of the programme was going to be Balor facing the former NXT UK champion Walter.
The Plans were however scraped due to the Pandemic.
In an Interview with BT Sport Balor said
“The surprise appearance at NXT UK about two years ago was something that I was really excited about. It wasn’t going to be a one-off. It was going to be a regular thing. We were building towards a match with WALTER, it got taken away from us by the pandemic. It’s something I’m still super invested in. Believe it or not, before I return to SmackDown, I could feel the run at NXT coming to an end and I’d kind of exhausted all the resources there too. The guys that I could wrestle against and that I actually pitched the idea of moving to NXT UK, and obviously him, that might’ve been a little bit of a bold move on maybe a bold pitch, but I felt like, you know, not only like challenge myself against guys like Ilja, WALTER, A-Kid, Jordan, but you know, help the brand the same way I tried to help NXT… But, the office had a different opinion on that. They wanted me on SmackDown.”(H/T Fightful)
Finn Balor is currently scheduled to face Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship on this Friday’s Smackdown (3/9)