Finn Balor ended Kevin Owens’ 143 days reign as NXT Champion. Balor won the title in Japan during a WWE live event yesterday called Beast in the East.
A WWE Hall of Famer, Tatsumi Fujinami, was watching the event and congratulated Balor for the win.
It was indeed a special moment for Balor because he spent several years of his career in Japan. He was a three time Junior IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Prior to the event, NXT showed several mini documentaries about Finn Balor’s career including the time when he was part of New Japan Pro Wrestling.