Finn Balor broke his jaw during his NXT Championship defence against Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver 31, but this isn’t the only injury that the former Universal Champion unfortunately suffered this year.
Triple H revealed during an interview with FOX Sports that Balor actually suffered an injury to his eardrum during his match with Adam Cole at the beginning of September that saw him win the NXT Championship for the second time.
“Look at where NXT is right now and when you take in the last few months, man, there was a moment there where we were snake-bitten by a bunch of things, to Keith Lee transition[ing] and Karrion [Kross] gets the title but he gets injured and at the same time you gotta take the title off him, Finn [Balor] gets the title.
“I don’t even think anybody knows this but Finn gets the title and in that match, blows his eardrum out and as he comes out of that like, ‘Okay, he’s good on that.’ Right on the flip side of that, breaks his jaw. Then it goes from, again when you get into the specialists, different opinions and it’s just hard to predict some of these things.”
Triple H recently teased that Karrion Kross may be returning to WWE TV soon, likely to set up an NXT Championship feud with Finn Balor when he also returns from injury. You can check out his quote by clicking here.