Finn Balor just ended his long-standing feud with Samoa Joe when he lost in a Steel Cage Match at NXT TakeOver: The End. Many fans were expecting him to be called up but the latest WWE rumors suggest that he will face Shinsuke Nakamura at the next TakeOver event in Brooklyn in August.
As mentioned in a previous report, the WWE brand extension will likely lead to a lot of call-ups to NXT and Finn Balor is going to be one of them. However, The Demon was challenged by Nakamura in a match in the latest set of NXT television tapings.
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Sean Rueter of Cageside Seats reported that on the June 15 TV taping, Balor cut a promo to address what’s next for him. He was interrupted by The King of Strong Style and says that Balor is an icon. Nakamura added that in order for him to become a champion, he needs to defeat the icon of NXT.
Balor accepted Nakamura’s challenge but no announcement was made regarding the schedule of the match. NXT creator and senior producer, Triple H, teased a Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
— Triple H (@TripleH) June 9, 2016
It has not been officially announced but fans should expect the match to happen in Brooklyn during SummerSlam weekend. Nakamura is still undefeated in NXT and his two TakeOver matches against Sami Zayn in Dallas and Austin Aries last Wednesday are Match of the Year candidates.
As for Balor, it will be a great way to leave NXT with a dream match with Nakamura. Both superstars came from New Japan Pro Wrestling and it will be their first one-on-one match in a WWE ring.
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These are all just speculations and fans should wait for the official announcement. However, the WWE have big plans for NXT and it will be great to see Balor vs. Nakamura as one of the headline matches for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
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