Raw Superstar Finn Balor made a surprise appearance at Saturday’s NXT UK Takeover special from Blackpool England. In a shock to everyone in attendance, the Balor was the surprise opponent for Jordan Devlin.
Devlin was initially scheduled to face Travis Banks. The ‘Irish Ace’ attacked Banks earlier in the day in a pre-taped segment. Banks appeared for the match but was favoring his knee and could not compete.
The Assistant to the NXT UK General Manager Sid Scala confirmed that there would still be a match for Devlin and that they had a back up plan. Balor then appeared to a rapturous response from the Blackpool crowd.
Balor famously taught Devlin back in Ireland and the match was structured as master vs student. After an exciting back and forth contest, Balor picked up the victory.
Check out these videos of Finn Balor at NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool: