Finn Balor wanted to enter NXT TakeOver: Dallas on a horse

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Finn Balor entered NXT TakeOver: Dallas on April 1 for his NXT Championship defense against Samoa Joe in the only way he could, in extreme fashion.

Painted in his demon face paint and headgear, the NXT Champion entered the arena for his match with red and blue tassels, a sleeveless jacket, and a chainsaw, to try and intimidate his opponent who was standing in the ring.

However, this wasn't the original planned entrance Balor had for his title defense on the weekend of WrestleMania, according to reports.


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During an interview on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, via NoDQ, Balor revealed that he had plans to actually ride a horse out to the ring at the NXT Takeover: Dallas event.

He said: "With the Texas theme, I kind of had this idea that I wanted to come out on a horse and I can’t ride a horse at all.

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"But, of course, on the spur of the moment, I said, ‘let me ask Google has anybody ever tried to enter on a horse in a wrestling match’, and, apparently, Triple H, himself, had attempted it at one time, but they couldn’t can the horse a lot, so he kept bucking at the rehearsal, so they canned the idea."

It would have been quite an entrance, and an extraordinary sight to behold for those in attendance at the show, and those watching on the WWE Network at home. It definitely would have fit more into the Dallas theme, as they have a famous history of cowboys and American Old West lifestyle.

This wouldn't have been the first time Balor walked into an NXT TakeOver event with an entrance that fitted the location of the event, as at NXT TakeOver: London, he came to the ring dressed in the style of Jack the Ripper, the famous unidentified serial killer that once roamed the streets of the UK's capital in 1888.

Balor successfully defended his NXT Championship against Samoa Joe in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Dallas, and he is only a couple of days off now from becoming the longest reigning NXT Champion in the title's history.

There are questions as to when The Demon will be making his long-awaited debut on the main roster, as he has been involved with NXT for almost two years, and has quickly grown into one of the most popular superstars across the entire company.

He could follow a similar route to Kevin Owens, and still hold the NXT Championship while still on the Raw and SmackDown shows. Some rumors have even suggested he could debut alongside his friends and former members of the Bullet Club; Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson.

Many fans will be hoping they'll get to see Balor on the main roster soon, and hopefully, his debut will have an extraordinary entrance to go along with it too, although, by the sound of things, it won't be on a horse.

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