Finn Balor Calls NXT Stars “Pampered,” Cain Velasquez Pulled From Match In Mexico

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Finn Balor recently returned to NXT and is now embroiled in a feud with Johnny Gargano. On last night’s episode, it seemed as though Balor was helping the main roster to make an impact on the developmental brand.

This could be because Balor believes that a number of the superstars in the NXT locker room are “pampered” and don’t have it anywhere near as tough as he had it when he first started training.

Balor recently appeared on the State of Combat podcast, where he was able to comment on his new surroundings at Full Sail University.

“It’s a joke how easy they have it. They get paid to train? You kidding me? I slept in a sleeping bag for four months. Got my ass beat in gyms in England for six years. I went to Japan and got my ass beat in the dojo for three years before I even got in any way a relevant match on TV in Japan.”

“I didn’t make any money for the first seven years of my career. Do you think I was getting paid to train? Getting physiotherapists, chiropractors, masseuses? These guys are pampered, man. They don’t know how lucky they have it. And some of them are complaining, ‘My back is sore.’ ‘Aw man, my knee is sore.’ I heard a good one last week, people taking shows off because they got a cold, ‘Aw, I don’t feel well.’ Or I don’t want to go to training today because I got a house show on Saturday night. I’m like, ‘What are you guys talking about? It’s time to work. You’re not at the top,’” he said via 411Mania.

While Balor is making waves in NXT, it appears that Cain Velasquez could be waiting a long time to make any kind of impact in WWE since he’s recently been pulled from his scheduled match alongside Rey Mysterio in Mexico.

It was originally announced a few weeks ago that Velasquez was set to team up with Rey Mysterio to take on The Club in Mexico on November 30th, but a recent update from WWE’s official Spanish Twitter account shows that Velasquez has been pulled from the match and replaced by Humberto Carrillo.

This could be because of Velasquez’s recent knee injury, but regardless of the reasoning, the former MMA star will still be in Mexico for the show, but won’t be wrestling on the card.