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NXT star Finn Balor 'in no rush' to make WWE debut

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It is common knowledge to anyone who follows WWE at present that the company are keen on promoting the fresh array of talent amongst younger professional wrestlers.

This is particularly the case for WWE's infamous development branch NXT, which boasts the likes of Hideo Itami, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens to name just a few of its rising stars.

Interesting debuts

The WWE Universe has already seen some debuts made by some of the top NXT wrestlers as at this year's WrestleMania XXXI event, Hideo Itami took part in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal match, having earned his place by winning an NXT tournament.

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In addition, Sami Zayn made an emotional WWE debut during an episode of Monday Night Raw which was located in his home town of Montreal earlier this month.

In contrast, as incredible as these two debuts were to see as well as the impressive journey both wrestlers made in order to make it to the WWE roster, they have since fallen victim to crippling injuries which in turn mean prolonged periods away from the ring for both stars.

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Even more damaging was Sami Zayn's injury in particular, which he sustained during the edition of Raw in Montreal as he threw his arms up to encourage the crowd while on the steps to the ring.

This time however, it seemed as though the occasion got the better of him as he threw his arms up so hard that he damaged his shoulder and despite emphatically battling through his match with John Cena despite the injury, has had to take months of time off to recover.

Happy to stay

For one of the biggest names within NXT however, these injuries to two of its biggest stars have enabled him to gain an even bigger push than what he had already achieved.

Finn Balor is hugely popular among not just fans of NXT, but also the WWE Universe, who have been teased by a debut from the Irishman for a long time.

During WWE's overseas tour earlier this year, Balor shared a picture of him in the iconic red telephone box at the London edition of Monday Night Raw prompting some speculation about a possible WWE debut in the UK, but this was to no avail. 

Recently, during an interview with MTV UK, Balor all but confirmed the very slim chances of him making a long-awaited WWE debut anytime soon:

"A lot of people keep talking about this call up to the main roster but for most of us at NXT we all believe what we're doing at the moment is equally as important and we're all fully committed to that.

"I'm not in any rush to make a move to Raw or SmackDown. I'm very content at NXT and there's a lot of challenges and a lot of milestones still to be achieved in NXT before I make any move."

As disappointing as it is for WWE fans to hear how unlikely it is that we will see Finn Balor as part of the highest level in professional wrestling any time soon, his humble and passionate words about where he is at now are doubtlessly something to be admired:

"We all believe that we're creating an alternative and we believe this is something we can sustain, grow and develop...I want to be part of the growth of NXT. I'm one of the leaders of what we're pushing."

Whatever Finn Balor chooses to do, both the NXT followers as well as fans of WWE will be sure to see his name crop up for a number of positive reasons for some time to come, and rightfully so. 

What do you make of Balor's comments? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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