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Prince Devitt
BornJuly 25, 1981
FromBray, Ireland
ResidesTokyo, Japan

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameFinn Bálor
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight180 lbs (82 kg)
Debuted2014


Fergal Devitt (July 25, 1981) is an Irish professional wrestler, signed to WWE under the ring name Finn Bálor. He is best known for his ring name Prince Devitt.

Career

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE

NXT Territory (2014-Present)

On 15 May 2014, it was reported that Devitt had signed with WWE and would report to the promotion's developmental territory, NXT, once his visa went through. On 28 July 2014, WWE officially confirmed Devitt's signing, announcing he would report to NXT that same day. On September 24, 2014, his ring name was revealed to be Finn Bálor.

On the November 6th episode of NXT, Finn Bálor made his NXT debut when he came out with Hideo Itami to bring down the Ascension. After weeks of feuding with the Ascension, Bálor and Itami would both go against them in a tag match at the NXT Takeover: R Evolution event. A week before the NXT Takeover: R Evolution event, Bálor announced that he would bring something that the Ascension never seen before to the special event. At NXT Takeover: R Evolution, Bálor brought out his war paint look and he and Itami defeated The Ascension at the special event.

Bálor then entered a NXT Championship number one contender's tournament, defeating Curtis Axel in the first round on 21 January, Hideo Itami in the semi–finals on 4 February, and Adrian Neville in the finals on 11 February at NXT TakeOver: Rival. Bálor received his title match, against Kevin Owens, on 25 March, but was unsuccessful in winning the championship, after injuring his knee. After defeating Tyler Breeze on 20 May at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, Bálor received another title shot against Owens, which took place on 4 July at The Beast in the East event, in Tokyo, Japan, where Bálor defeated Owens to win the NXT Championship for the first time. In his first title defense, Bálor defeated Owens in a ladder match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn on 22 August. Bálor later entered the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament in August, where he was paired with Samoa Joe. The two defeated The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto) in the first round, on the 25 August tapings of SmackDown in a dark match, Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady in the semi–finals on 30 September, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson in the semi–finals and Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the finals, on 7 October, at NXT TakeOver: Respect, to win the tournament. After his title match with Apollo Crews, Joe turned on Bálor and attacked him, which ignited a feud between the two, throughout November and December, and a title match, at NXT TakeOver: London, on 16 December, where Bálor defeated Joe to retain. On 1 April at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, Bálor successfully defended his title in a rematch with Joe. On 17 April, Bálor became the longest reigning NXT Champion in history by surpassing Neville's previous record of 287 days. On 21 April, Bálor lost the NXT Championship to Samoa Joe at a live event in Lowell, Massachusetts, ending his reign at 292 days.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Finn Bálor
      • Coup de Grâce (Diving double foot stomp)
    • As Prince Devitt
      • Bloody Sunday (Lifting single underhook DDT, sometimes from the DDT top rope)
      • Reverse Bloody Sunday (Lifting inverted DDT)
      • Brainbuster
      • Devitt's End (High-angle Fujiwara armbar)
      • Prince's Throne (Fireman's carry double knee gutbuster)
      • Shingata Prince's Throne (Canadian backbreaker lift twisted into a double knee gutbuster)
  • Signature moves
    • As Finn Bálor
      • Diving double foot stomp to the back of the head of a bent over opponent
      • Lifting inverted DDT
      • Pelé Kick (Overhead kick)
      • Running front dropkick, knocking the opponent into the turnbuckles
      • Sling Blade
      • Suicide somersault senton
  • Nicknames
    • "Irish Young Gun"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Catch Your Breath" by CFO$ (NXT; November 6, 2014–present)

Championships and accomplishments

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