Finn Balor will return to competitive action on NXT next week

Finn Balor

Despite the ratings dropping week-on-week since its live debut on the USA Network, the NXT brand has continued to entertain the fans that tune in.

The Wednesday Night Wars has brought a new dynamism to Full Sail. The roster has been boosted with the likes of Rhea Ripley and WALTER from NXT UK, and storylines are starting to come to fruition between top stars.

Tommaso Ciampa has returned from his neck injury and looks like he will be first in-line to Adam Cole's NXT Championship, whilst there is a hot pursuit ongoing of Shayna Baszler's Women's Championship.

Despite the viewership dropping from the low one million mark initially to last weeks 790,000 figure, AEW Dynamite also dropped a significant amount from its debut 1.41 million mark - it hit 1.02 million last week for the show in Boston.

NXT hasn't even got to the bottom of its roster depth yet though, and next week looks like it will see the return of its longest-reigning world champion in history.

On the debut live two-hour episode, Finn Balor surprisingly returned to Full Sail, having not been seen on WWE television since his defeat to Bray Wyatt's Fiend alter-ego at SummerSlam.

Finn Balor returned to NXT last month to announce that he was staying on Wednesday nights

He confronted Adam Cole and revealed that he would be staying on NXT from now on - but he hasn't been seen in the month that has followed.

Not to worry though, as a vignette was released during last nights episode stated that Balor would be returning to action next week, where he declared that 'his future is going to be his past'.

The promo gave off slight heel undertones to some, and with a lack of main event-level bad guys in NXT currently, WWE may turn Balor to the dark side for the first time.

But first before deciding any of that he needs to get in the ring, and when he does, it probably won't be long before he's hunting down Cole for the NXT Championship.

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