While most expected it to happen, it was still the biggest news of the night as the WWE shook things up again with the WWE Draft.
went 5th overall in a pretty exciting first round in the 2016 WWE
Draft, Finn went before some established WWE Superstars such as John
Cena, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns,
Randy Orton and The WWE World Tag Team Champions The New Day, what
surprised my most wasn't that
Bálor a former 3 time
IWGP Jr Heavyweight was drafted it was with what pick.
Where I believe developmental has helped
Bálor is infact
with his mic skills, if you go back to when he debuted in May 2014 he
seems a little awkward and maybe not too sure on what he was saying,
what I think we need to understand is that in NJPW
he could and mostly did say what he wanted being the leader of the
Bullet Club, if you watch NJPW now you can see that the American
wrestlers seem to have a licence to say and do as they please, now we
all know this wasn't going to be the case with the WWE
so this is where I think Finn struggled as following a script didn't
seem quite him.
Recently following some fantastic feuds with Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and an extremely well built match with Shinsuke Nakamura, it really hit me that
microphone skills has massively improved, enough so that once he moved
to the main roster on promo heavy shows like Raw he wouldn't look out of
place while building a storyline, I had the same doubts
over AJ Styles as well, WWE and more importantly Raw is so promo heavy
that hugely talented in ring workers like Styles and
Bálor might struggle with the long drawn out promos, safe to say that following the 14 month stay in NXT
Bálor now has all the tools ready to be an instant success on the WWE main card.
Once Finn was drafted by Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon on Tuesday night, my mind instantly started to dream up matches for him and what's likely to be in his immediate future. The
Bálor Club is surely something the WWE is going to go with,
before they were drafted I tweeted out saying that Gallows/Anderson is
going to be on Raw and with this as a reality I can't not see the
Bullet Club reforming under the WWE umbrella.
As the night continued I took a keen interest on my favourite wrestlers in Balor, Rollins, Styles, Owens and Bray Wyatt, but mostly in Finn
Bálor, once the
draft began to end I looked at the possibilities open to the WWE and Raw
for future matches with the likes of Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Sami
Zayn, Kevin Owens... again, Y2J, Cesaro and
even the Beast himself Brock Lesnar, these are all WrestleMania matches
I truly hope the WWE give Finn
the debut he deserves and build him into the mega star that he's been
outside of the main roster, I don't think I've met or spoken to anyone
doesn't enjoy everything that Bálor
brings to the ring with his outstanding entrances, the paintwork and
he's in ring work, this is truly a once in a generation type star,
Triple H has seen what this man
can do in NXT and now the future of the WWE has arrived on its flagship
show Monday Night Raw.
Let the fun begin.........
Untill next time
Twitter - @GaryRWard