Backstage News On Original Plans For Finn Balor Vs. Samoa Joe At NXT TakeOver: Dallas

Last night's Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe finish surprised some fans, who were convinced that Joe would become NXT Champion. As it turns out, that may have been in the plans originally.

On this morning's Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that when he was originally told about this match, he was told that Samoa Joe was headed for the main roster following WrestleMania, and that he'd lose the match.

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Meltzer said some circumstances occurred in which changed the result, but that the WWE was going back and forth on the result for the match. At one point, Joe was set to win the title and remain in NXT.

Meltzer speculated that Joe could be headed to the WWE main roster due to his loss, but couldn't say that for sure.

It's long been speculated that Finn Balor could be headed to the main roster due to the nature of his contract, as well as the fact that longtime friends Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are WWE-bound.