During the NXT live event in Green Bay over the weekend, Finn Balor defended the heavyweight championship against Sami Zayn. It is interesting to note that Balor worked as a heel during the match. Finn has been teasing fans that the Bullet Club stable was coming to WWE soon. If formed, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows are more than likely going to be portraying heels, so it makes sense for Balor to become one as well.
January 17, 2016
When asked about which performers in NXT that he would love to wrestle on the main roster in WWE, Ryback mentioned Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe but really focused on Finn Balor. The former Intercontinental Champion showered Balor, who currently carries the heavyweight championship in the developmental brand, with quite a bit of praise, noting that Finn brings his best night in and night out.
January 5, 2016
For those of you that watched the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Sami Zayn made his official debut by being the mystery challenger for the United States Heavyweight Championship held by John Cena. While it was a great performance and moment, it has left the internet wrestling community with a lot of questions, the most important of which pertains to his status on the main roster. He might not be making the jump yet.
May 5, 2015
The folks in NXT are doing another Takeover show, and the main event has been revealed. Sami Zayn will make his much anticipated return to the ring and challenge Kevin Owens for the heavyweight championship. For those that do not now, Zayn was written off of television for several weeks to heal up some of his injuries. The event will take place at the Full Sail University on May 20, 2015. More details about the card will be revealed next week.
April 23, 2015
While he is not being pushed as quickly as Finn Balor is, fans of Hideo Itami should not worry too much at the moment. WWE still has plans on pushing him in NXT. He will eventually get to challenge for the heavyweight championship, and it could happen as soon as this summer. Management wants to let the feud between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn run its course before moving Itami into a top spot to see if he can run with the ball.
March 14, 2015
Since a lot of fans are already aware that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are going to be engaged in a long term feud over the NXT Heavyweight Championship, the creative department has been tasked with figuring out a way to make Finn Balor seem like he has a chance at winning the belt. Expect his push to be strong because he is going to end up not winning the championship away when the two of them finally go face to face.
February 13, 2015
At the latest Takeover event, NXT fans saw Finn Balor defeating Adrian Neville, which means that he is now the top contender to the heavyweight championship. He is now scheduled to work a program with Kevin Owens, who defeated Sami Zayn in the main event tonight. Balor is on the receiving end of a push from WWE officials, but Owens is expected to remain the champion and feud with Zayn for the next several months.
February 12, 2015
Over the next couple of days, Sami Zayn is going to be collecting a good amount of frequent flyer miles. He has already been sent to Abu Dhabi to do some promotional work for upcoming WWE live events. He will then head back to the United States in time to work the big NXT event on Wednesday, where Zayn will defend the heavyweight championship against Kevin Owens. Immediately afterwards, Zayn heads back overseas to work a tour.
February 9, 2015