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Finn Balor

Real name: Fergal Devitt
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 178 lbs.
Date of birth: July 25, 1981
Hometown: Bray, Ireland
Pro debut: June 2000
Trained by: NWA:UK Hammerlock, Andre Baker, Johnny Moss, Jon Ryan, Inoki Dojo
Finishing move: The Coup de Grace

Biography

– On September 27, 2003, Team Ireland (Devitt & Paul Tracey) defeated Team England (Kung Fu Kid & Kurupt)
– On October 27, 2004, Devitt defeated Dru Onyx to win the NWA British Commonwealth Title
– On October 8, 2005, Devitt defeated Dru Onyx to win the NWA British Commonwealth Title
– On October 15, 2005, Devitt defeated Mike Bennett to retain the NWA British Commonwealth Title
– On October 27, 2005, Devitt defeated Bob Evans to retain the NWA British Commonwealth Title. He defeated Michael Sain two days later to retain the title again
– In early 2006, Devitt received a surprise call from New Japan Pro Wrestling and joined their Dojo
– In April 2006, Devitt made his New Japan debut (losing to El Samurai) under the ring name ‘Prince Devitt’, which he uses to this day
– On January 27, 2008, Devitt & Minoru defeated Dick Togo & Taka Michinoku to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On July 21, 2008, Devitt & Minoru defeated Legend (Jushin Liger & Akira) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On August 16, 2008, Devitt & Minoru defeated Legend to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On July 5, 2009, Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On July 20, 2009, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Milano Collection AT & Taichi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On September 13, 2009, Devitt & Taguchi defeated The Motor City Machine Guns to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On December 4, 2009, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Koji Kanemoto & Nobuo Yoshihashi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavywight Tag Team Titles
– In December 2009, Devitt made his first appearance outside Japan in over 3 years
– On January 4, 2010, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Averno & Ultimo Guerrero to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On February 14, 2010, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Dick Togo & Gedo to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On June 13, 2010, Devitt defeated Kota Ibushi to win the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament
– On June 19, 2010, Devitt defeated Naomichi Marufuji to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On June 30, 2010, Devitt, Taguchi & Hirooki Goto defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida & Tajiri to win the J-Sports Crown Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Tournament
– On July 11, 2010, Devitt defeated Atsushi Aoki to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On July 19, 2010, Devitt & Taguchi defeated El Samurai & Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On September 3, 2010, Devitt defeated Kenny Omega to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On September 26, 2010, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Gedo & Jado to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On December 11, 2010, Devitt defeated Davey Richards to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2011, Devitt defeated Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On January 23, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On January 30, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated NOSAWA Rongai & Taichi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On February 20, 2011, Devitt defeated TAKA Michinoku to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On March 19, 2011, Devitt defeated KUSHIDA to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On March 20, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Taichi & TAKA Michinoku to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On April 17, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Little Galaxy (Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On May 3, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Davey Richards & Rocky Romero to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On May 14, 2011, Devitt defeated Low Ki to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On May 15, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Homicide & Low Ki to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On June 23, 2011, Devitt, Taguchi & Hirooki Goto defeated Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson & Jushin Liger to win the J-Sports Crown Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Tournament
– On August 14, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On September 11, 2011, Devitt & Taguchi defeated TAKA Michinoku & Taichi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– On September 19, 2011, Devitt defeated Kushida to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On November 12, 2011, Devitt defeated TAKA Michinoku to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On December 4, 2011, Devitt defeated Davey Richards to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On December 23, 2011, Devitt defeated Rocky Romero to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On January 4, 2012, Devitt & Taguchi defeated Davey Richards & Rocky Romero to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– In March 2012, Devitt made his first venture to Mexico, touring with CMLL
– On March 30, 2012, Devitt defeated Volador Jr to win the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On July 8, 2012, Devitt defeated Taichi to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On July 29, 2012, Devitt defeated Volador Jr to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On August 24, 2012, Devitt fought FCP Champion MK McKinnan to a time-limit draw
– On November 11, 2012, Devitt defeated Low Ki to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title for a third time
– On November 16, 2012, Devitt defeated Marty Scurll to win the British Cruiserweight Title
– On December 2, 2012, Devitt defeated El Ligero, Mark Haskins & Noam Dar to retain the British Cruiserweight Title
– On January 4, 2013, Devitt defeated Kota Ibushi & Low Ki in a 3-Way Match to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On February 10, 2013, Devitt defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– On March 31, 2013, Devitt defeated Marty Scurll & Zack Sabre Jr in a 3-Way Match to retain the RPW British Cruiserweight Title
– On April 5, 2013, Devitt defeated Alex Shelley to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’13, Devitt & Bad Luck Fale defeated Captain New Japan & Ryusuke Taguchi
– In May 2013, Devitt became a founder member of the Bullet Club stable, alongside Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Karl Anderson
– On June 15, 2013, Devitt defeated Jushin Thunder Liger to retain the RPW British Cruiserweight Title
– At NJPW Dominion ’13, Devitt defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi
– At NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling ’13, BULLET CLUB (Prince Devitt, Karl Anderson & Bad Luck Fale) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi
– On October 19, 2013, Devitt defeated Ricochet to retain the RPW British Cruiserweight Title
– On March 30, 2013, Devitt defeated Mark Coffey to win the ICW Zero-G Title
– On April 7, 2014, Devitt resigned from his position with New Japan amid rumours that he had signed with WWE. The rumours were confirmed a month later
– In September 2014, Devitt reported to NXT to begin his WWE developmental contract. His ringname was changed to Finn Balor
– Balor debuted in NXT at the September 25 tapings, aiding Hideo Itami against The Ascension
– On October 23, Balor made his NXT in-ring debut, teaming with Itami to defeat Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd
– At NXT Takeover R:Evolution, Balor & Itami defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
– In January 2015, Balor entered the NXT Title Contenders Tournament, defeating Curtis Axel in the first round, then Hideo Itami in the second
– At NXT Takeover: Rival, Balor defeated Adrian Neville to win the NXT Title Contenders Tournament
– At NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, Balor defeated Tyler Breeze to again become number one contender to the NXT Title
– On WWE’s Beast In The East network special, Balor defeated Kevin Owens to win the NXT title

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