Source: ESPN

ESPN has an interview with Kevin Owens, who discussed Finn Balor finally debuting on the WWE main roster last month. Owens once again noted that the call-up was "long overdue," but explained why it was necessary for him to stay in NXT for as long as he did.

"When Finn, myself and Hideo Itami started there, NXT was definitely on the rise," Owens said. "Not just because of us, let me make that clear, but because everybody involved was working so hard, from the performers, to the coaches, to management -- Triple H, Canyon Ceman, Dusty Rhodes -- all those people working on NXT.

"NXT really built some momentum and became something pretty special. Then Hideo got hurt and I got called to the main roster. Neville got called up as well and he was a big part of NXT, and Sami Zayn got hurt. That could've taken the wind out of NXT's sails a little, because at that point we were the focal point. Then within a month four of us were gone and Finn was the only one still there. Without Finn, I don't know if NXT would've reached the level it has today."

Owens also discussed other stars not being called up, Balor main eventing SummerSlam and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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