Finn Balor was selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the WWE Draft, going to WWE RAW
While the WWE Draft was rapidly approaching, there were many questions that needed to be answered. Who would be the first overall pick? Which superstars would end up on which shows, obviously? And of course there were countless others. However, the hardcore wrestling fans were dying to know which superstars from NXT would be called up, especially after the announcement that there would be six called up.
However, one NXT superstar that seemed like a foregone conclusion to be selected in the WWE Draft was former champion, Finn Balor. After spending almost two years in NXT and being a big star from Day 1, Finn Balor was long past due to hit the main roster and this seemed the perfect time.
It was how highly he was drafted that was the big surprise.
With the No. 5 overall pick in the WWE Draft, WWE RAW selected Finn Balor as the first NXT call-up, having him join Seth Rollins and Charlotte as the show’s first two picks:
This is 100 percent a huge move for WWE and shows just how much faith they really do have in Balor. Everyone knew that he was going to be selected, but to take him in the top five picks of the WWE Draft speaks incredibly highly about what the company thinks of him.
And rightfully so—he’s about to blow the roof off of WWE RAW as he makes his way out of NXT.