Ahead of tonight’s episode of NXT, Finn Balor posted an update on his condition following TakeOver 31.
“Broken jaw in two places. Still the CHAMPION. Full story tonight on @WWENXT @USA_Network @btsportwwe,” Balor tweeted.
Balor retained his NXT Championship against Kyle O’Reilly in the main event of TakeOver 31 on Sunday night. Paul “Triple H” Levesque said on his post-TakeOver 31 conference call that Balor was on his way to have his jaw X-rayed after the show. Levesque also said that O’Reilly was being evaluated.
WWE.com also posted injury updates on Balor and O’Reilly on Sunday night:
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The main event of NXT TakeOver 31 was a brutal, hard-hitting battle for the NXT Championship between Finn Bálor and Undisputed ERA’s Kyle O’Reilly. In the aftermath of the grueling main event, it has become evident that both Superstars are worse for wear.
O’Reilly has a number of broken teeth as a result of the fight with The Prince, WWE.com has learned. O’Reilly is also being evaluated for additional injuries.
WWE.com can also report that Bálor has been taken to a local medical facility for CAT scans to determine if he suffered potential facial fractures in his successful title defense.
Stick with WWE’s Digital and Social platforms for more information on Bálor and O’Reilly’s status as it becomes available.
Balor became NXT Champion by defeating Adam Cole for the then-vacant title at NXT Super Tuesday II last month. Karrion Kross defeated Keith Lee for the NXT Championship at TakeOver XXX but had to relinquish the title due to a separated shoulder that he suffered during the match. WWE announced a four-way Iron Man match to decide the new champion, but it ended in a two-way tie and set up the Balor vs. Cole title match for Super Tuesday II.
After making her return to the brand at TakeOver 31, Ember Moon will kick off tonight’s NXT. Kushida vs. Tommaso Ciampa has also been announced as the first match for the episode.