A number of NXT stars continue to move to the main roster on a regular basis with only a handful of top stars remaining on NXT.
NXT possesses the talent in guys such as Baron Corbin and Tyler Breeze, but the top quality stars are the likes of Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Hideo Itami and Samoa Joe.
It’s simply a waiting game now to see when – not if – these guys makes the jump to the main roster. One of the most anticipated moves is that of Finn Balor.
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WILL WE SEE A BALOR CLUB?
We all know why there was so much hype surrounding Balor. Not just his infamous body paint or his incredible in-ring style, but the Bullet Club. Could we see a stable similar to the Bullet Club in the WWE?
It’s definitely looking likely considering the WWE have trademarked ‘Balor Club’ a while ago and Balor himself continues to drop hints. If it looks likely then the WWE would have a big decision to make. Do they introduce him to the WWE Universe as the leader of the Balor Club? Or do they debut him as The Demon?
I like both ideas. I think they both bring their positives and negatives, although I think a Balor Club would be a bigger success in the WWE. Considering Balor created the Bullet Club it would be great to see him do something similar on a bigger stage. If it happens there are plenty of stars that could make this faction a huge success.
The WWE could even utilise how Bullet Club was started, basing it off the fact that ‘Gaijins’ weren’t treated as well as the Japanese. Perhaps this is the path the WWE could take.
WHO COULD JOIN?
Obviously Balor should be the leader of the Balor Club. Playing a similar role to the one he played in NJPW which helped him rise to stardom.
I do think the Balor Club is the way to get his foot on the main roster, not the Demon. His presence will also help those around him.
We can forget about The Young Bucks playing a part in this potential stable. The WWE do have two great aces up their sleeve who could slot into that role easily and it would be fantastic to see them as part of it.
Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa would be two perfect members to team with Balor. It would be a perfect way to introduce them to the WWE Universe, and Balor himself refused to deny the rumours in an interview on TalkSport last month.
It would also be a good way to ease somebody like Hideo Itami on to the main roster. With his lack of English, it would be a shame to see him not make any progress because of that. So teaming alongside a number of stars would mean he won’t need to speak and can let his incredible move-set speak for itself.
If we’re looking to add a female into the Balor Club, then there is only one name that sticks out like a sore thumb. Becky Lynch.
She fits in well, considering the origins of the original group is that they’re outsiders. It’s clear that she’s not playing a key role in the Diva’s Revolution, but this move would elevate her to incredible heights if done correctly.
The good thing about a potential Balor Club – apart from the fact that it could genuinely happen – is that there are plenty of superstars that fit the bill perfectly.
Baron Corbin will definitely be a name that continues to pop up. Again, it would be the best way to ease him into the main roster. Too much too soon would be really bad for his development.
Sheamus could also add a lot of value to the group. Who knows how much longer he can remain at the top so it would be good for him to help out those that are breaking into the main roster.
Cesaro is another star who fits the ‘outsider’ role really well. The fans absolutely adore him, but whether he actually gets to where we want him as a singles star remains to be seen.
It may sound like fantasy booking at this stage, but don’t be surprised to one day see Balor Club debuting on the main roster. At this stage, it’s looking more likely than ever.