Finn Balor couldn’t have asked for a better debut on WWE’s main roster.
Finally getting the call to join the big leagues on Monday, Balor was quickly inserted into a feud for the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins.
“I guess it’s always something I’ve imagined was going to happen eventually, and I think it far exceeded any expectations that I’d ever imagined,” Balor said in an interview with WWE.com. “I always had this kind of vision that I’d be turning up as a surprise, maybe an interference or jump the barrier. But the way it all happened was exactly the way it was meant to be. I’m glad my debut wasn’t left up to my imagination, because it wouldn’t have been anywhere close to being as good as it was on Monday night.”
Balor was long considered the most popular star on the NXT roster, and was fully expected to make his debut with WWE’s main roster sooner rather than later. But once his call-up was delayed further and further, Balor admits he had questions on whether he’d ever set foot on the big stage.
“To say it’s a fairytale is an understatement, the way everything has panned out. I spent two years at NXT and a lot of times questioned, ‘When is this going to happen?’ or ‘Is this actually going to happen? Am I going to make it to Raw?’ For what felt like such a long wait, now everything seems to be happening so fast. It has made literally every minute of that two-year wait worth it. I’d wait two years again just for that opportunity to walk out on Raw and have the same kind of feeling I had last Monday.”