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** Also taught NXT UK's Jordan Devlin. The two had a well-received StudentVersusMaster match at the first NXT UK Takeover event in Blackpool.

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** Also taught NXT UK's Jordan Devlin. The two had a well-received StudentVersusMaster match at the first NXT UK Takeover event in Blackpool.Blackpool and this was referenced on commentary.

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** Also taught NXT UK's Jordan Devlin. The two had a well-received StudentVersusMaster match at the first NXT UK Takeover event in Blackpool.


** This is also the case in his matches against Samoa Joe, Wrestling/BaronCorbin, Wrestling/BraunStrowman and Wrestling/BrockLesnar.

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** This is also the case in his matches against Samoa Joe, Wrestling/BaronCorbin, Wrestling/BraunStrowman Wrestling/BraunStrowman, Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre and Wrestling/BrockLesnar.Wrestling/BobbyLashley.

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* HappilyMarried: to Veronica Rodriguez in 2019.


* ContinuityNod / ShoutOut: Despite the way he left the Bullet Club he still seems to be on good terms with them, as he and the Club's new DragonInChief Wrestling/AJStyles have each adopted one of the other's {{signature move}}sóBálor uses a variation of AJ's Pelé kick on NXT, while Styles has taken to using Devitt's Bloody Sunday DDT. He also has adopted Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi's Slingblade as a signature after moving to WWE. Confirmed via the WWE Network documentary ''Finn Bálor: The Demon Revealed'', segments of which were shown as a series of weekly short vignettes on NXT heading into his ''Beast in the East'' NXT title shot against [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]. Several parts of the documentary related to his time in New Japan as Prince Devitt and/or his then-upcoming return to Japan at ''Beast in the East'' include background photos of him and Karl Anderson, as well as couple quick clips of him showing off some Bullet Club gear and even a clip of him and Anderson reuniting and sharing a Too Sweet greeting. This eventually resulted in a one-on-one encounter with Styles which ended in a post-match Too Sweet and an official Bálor Club reunion with both Anderson and Luke Gallows, nearly two years after the three in question joined him in WWE. All four alumni would affirm their support for the BCOG/Firing Squad members in the wake of the faction's civil war, and in 2019 Bálor tweeted the name of [[spoiler:Wrestling/JayWhite after he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as the newest leader of Bullet Club]].

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* ContinuityNod / ShoutOut: Despite the way he left the Bullet Club he still seems to be on good terms with them, as he and the Club's new DragonInChief Wrestling/AJStyles have each adopted one of the other's {{signature move}}sóBálor uses a variation of AJ's Pelé kick on NXT, while Styles has taken to using Devitt's Bloody Sunday DDT. He also has adopted Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi's Slingblade as a signature after moving to WWE. Confirmed via the WWE Network documentary ''Finn Bálor: The Demon Revealed'', segments of which were shown as a series of weekly short vignettes on NXT heading into his ''Beast in the East'' NXT title shot against [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]. Several parts of the documentary related to his time in New Japan as Prince Devitt and/or his then-upcoming return to Japan at ''Beast in the East'' include background photos of him and Karl Anderson, as well as couple quick clips of him showing off some Bullet Club gear and even a clip of him and Anderson reuniting and sharing a Too Sweet greeting. This eventually resulted in a one-on-one encounter with Styles which ended in a post-match Too Sweet and an official Bálor Club reunion with both Anderson and Luke Gallows, nearly two years after the three in question joined him in WWE. All four alumni would affirm their support for the BCOG/Firing Squad members in the wake of the faction's civil war, and in 2019 Bálor tweeted the name of [[spoiler:Wrestling/JayWhite Wrestling/JayWhite after he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as the newest leader of Bullet Club]].Club.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite his run with Bullet Club lasting less than a year before he left NJPW for WWE, his influence on the course of the stable's and the company's history can be felt nearly five years following his departure. The foundation he created for Bullet Club with its Kliq-style covenant motif enabled Wrestling/AJStyles to seamlessly step into the front seat the same night he departed and complete the dream of BC winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on its official one-year anniversary. The camaraderie, cool T-shirt, and general badass antics of the Club, all of which were established by Devitt and his friends, combined with the high-profile presence of Styles in his stead, made them a worldwide phenomenon so powerful that taking the name of Bullet Club as a cash cow became a central part of Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks' "world-changing" agenda when it was time for Styles and The Good Brothers to leave; and even after The Elite's antics became too much to be sustainable within the group's core values, rather than dying out or letting them fully absorb the title of Bullet Club, the core members he started with were able to band together and hatch a successful plan to take The Club back. The biggest seed of Devitt's influence, however, would come where Wrestling/JayWhite, the young man who tagged with Devitt once in the United Kingdom and impressed him so much that The Prince got Jay in touch with Bad Luck Fale to bring him into NJPW, would step forward and take his place at the front of Bullet Club as the culmination of both the BCOG/Firing Squad scheme and White's personal mission to sabotage rival faction CHAOS. White would then bring the same IWGP Heavyweight Championship back to Bullet Club in short order, winning it from Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi just over a month after Tanahashi claimed the title from a departing Omega, validating his ascent as The Club's true weapon of choice to succeed Devitt after Styles. And Devitt responded by Tweeting his name and wearing the same color ring gear as him.

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite his run with Bullet Club lasting less than a year before he left NJPW for WWE, his influence on the course of the stable's and the company's history can be felt nearly five years following his departure. The foundation he created for Bullet Club with its Kliq-style covenant motif enabled Wrestling/AJStyles to seamlessly step into the front seat the same night he departed and complete the dream of BC winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on its official one-year anniversary. The camaraderie, cool T-shirt, and general badass antics of the Club, all of which were established by Devitt and his friends, combined with the high-profile presence of Styles in his stead, made them a worldwide phenomenon so powerful that taking the name of Bullet Club as a cash cow became a central part of Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks' "world-changing" agenda when it was time for Styles and The Good Brothers to leave; and even after The Elite's antics became too much to be sustainable within the group's core values, rather than dying out or letting them fully absorb the title of Bullet Club, the core members he started with were able to band together and hatch a successful plan to take The Club back. The biggest seed of Devitt's influence, however, would come where Wrestling/JayWhite, the young man who tagged with Devitt once in the United Kingdom and impressed him so much that The Prince got Jay in touch with Bad Luck Fale to bring him into NJPW, would step forward and take his place at the front of Bullet Club as the culmination of both the BCOG/Firing Squad scheme and White's personal mission to sabotage rival faction CHAOS. White would then bring the same IWGP Heavyweight Championship back to Bullet Club in short order, winning it from Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi just over a month after Tanahashi claimed the title from a departing Omega, validating his ascent as The Club's true weapon of choice to succeed Devitt after Styles. And Devitt responded by Tweeting his name and wearing the same color ring gear as him. This has only strengthened with the addition of KENTA at the end of the 2019 G1 tour; see the Finn Bálor folder for the significance of that.


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** Wrestling/BrayWyatt in summer 2017. Their continued the feud after Wyatt brings the new gimmick The Fiend.

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** Wrestling/BrayWyatt in summer 2017. Their continued the feud in summer 2019 after Wyatt brings the new gimmick The Fiend.


** Wrestling/BrayWyatt in summer 2017.

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** Wrestling/BrayWyatt in summer 2017. Their continued the feud after Wyatt brings the new gimmick The Fiend.


* MrFanservice: There's no getting around it ó the man is unbelievably pretty. His NXT and main roster entrance (when not painted) has him coming out in a leather jacket and flashing it open in time to his music. Ostensibly it's to show off the title belt; realistically, everyone's just staring at his abs.


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* TheMentor: The fact that he had a hand in training Wrestling/BeckyLynch is usually referenced in WWE television, being portrayed as LikeBrotherAndSister and having them sometimes exchange ideas in segments backstage.
* MrFanservice: There's no getting around it ó the man is unbelievably pretty. His NXT and main roster entrance (when not painted) has him coming out in a leather jacket and flashing it open in time to his music. Ostensibly it's to show off the title belt; realistically, everyone's just staring at his abs.


* DarkIsNotEvil: Pretty firmly a face at this point, despite the fact that his new entrance makes him look and act like something spawned from the deepest depths of Hell.

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* CurbStompCushion: Had two such championship matches at big-four PPV events in 2019, where one man beat the other in a fairly short match but not without absorbing some vicious offense and knowing he was in a fight. The first time at ''Royal Rumble'' against Wrestling/BrockLesnar for the Universal Championship Finn targeted Brock's ribs due to his history with diverticulitis, but Brock ultimately recovered and beat him after an F5 in under ten minutes. The second time at ''[=WrestleMania=]'' against Wrestling/BobbyLashley for the Intercontinental Championship it was Lashley wearing yellow-eyed demon contacts who ferociously assaulted Demon King Bálor only to go down in a short match following a powerbomb from Bálor and a Coup de Grace.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Pretty firmly a face at this point, despite the fact that his new Demon King entrance makes him look and act like something spawned from the deepest depths of Hell.Hell and his non-demon entrance borrows a lot from his time as the pioneer of the very much villainous Bullet Club.


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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Bálor is very good friends with fellow NXT wrestler, Wrestling/SamiZayn. So much so, many fans have fun {{Shipping}} the two of them together. But not only does Balor [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BBIoxFBtxhJ/ approve]] of fan-made images but even [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BByJZQANxk8/ indulges]] in it himself.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: HeterosexualLifePartners [=/=] HoYay: Bálor is very good friends with fellow NXT wrestler, Wrestling/SamiZayn. So much so, many fans have fun {{Shipping}} the two of them together. But not only does Balor [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BBIoxFBtxhJ/ approve]] of fan-made images but even [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BByJZQANxk8/ indulges]] in it himself.himself.
** He seems to have traded in Sami for Wrestling/SethRollins. The two of them have reblogged [[PortmanteauCoupleName Ballins]] fanart and, due to their shared interest in Crossfit, frequently take sweaty post-workout pics together.


Trained by Andre Baker, Fergal Devitt (born July 25, 1981) is an Irish professional wrestler best known for his work in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling under the ring name Prince Devitt, where he was a former three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and six-time IWGP Junior Heavywight Tag Team Champion. He was one of the major members of Wrestling/BulletClub before [[HeelFaceTurn re-turning face]] his last night in the promotion. He would then go on to sign into the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, where he would wrestle in its developmental division [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] under his current ring name Finn Bálor and is the longest-reigning former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-nxt.html NXT Champion]] in history. He was selected to ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' during the 2016 draft and became the first ever WWE Universal Champion at ''[=SummerSlam=]'', defeating Wrestling/SethRollins.

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Trained by Andre Baker, Fergal Devitt (born July 25, 1981) is an Irish professional wrestler best known for his work in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling under the ring name Prince Devitt, where he was a former three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and six-time IWGP Junior Heavywight Tag Team Champion. He was one of the major members of Wrestling/BulletClub before [[HeelFaceTurn re-turning face]] his last night in the promotion. He would then go on to sign into the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, where he would wrestle in its developmental division [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] under his current ring name Finn Bálor and is the longest-reigning former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-nxt.html NXT Champion]] in history. He was selected to ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' during the 2016 draft and became the first ever WWE Universal Champion at ''[=SummerSlam=]'', defeating Wrestling/SethRollins.
Wrestling/SethRollins. Following an injury that forced him to vacate the title the night after winning it, Balor would go on to have an unremarkable few years with the company before finally receiving another high-profile push in late 2018, culminating in his winning the Intercontinental Championship at ''Elimination Chamber 2019''.


* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite his run with Bullet Club lasting less than a year before he left NJPW for WWE, his influence on the course of the stable's and the company's history can be felt nearly five years following his departure. The foundation he created for Bullet Club with its Kliq-style covenant motif enabled Wrestling/AJStyles to seamlessly step into the front seat the same night he departed and complete the dream of BC winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on its official one-year anniversary. The camaraderie, cool T-shirt, and general badass antics of the Club, all of which were established by Devitt and his friends, combined with the high-profile presence of Styles in his stead, made them a worldwide phenomenon so powerful that taking the name of Bullet Club as a cash cow became a central part of Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks' "world-changing" agenda when it was time for Styles and The Good Brothers to leave; and even after The Elite's antics became too much to be sustainable within the group's core values, rather than dying out or letting them fully absorb the title of Bullet Club, the core members he started with were able to band together and hatch a successful plan to take The Club back. The biggest seed of Devitt's influence, however, would come where Wrestling/JayWhite, the young man who tagged with Devitt once in the United Kingdom and impressed him so much that The Prince got Jay in touch with Bad Luck Fale to bring him into NJPW, would step forward and take his place at the front of Bullet Club as the culmination of both the BCOG/Firing Squad scheme and White's personal mission to sabotage rival faction CHAOS. White would then bring the same IWGP Heavyweight Championship back to Bullet Club in short order, winning it from Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi just over a month after Tanahashi claimed the title from a departing Omega, validating his ascent as The Club's true weapon of choice to succeed Devitt after Styles.

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite his run with Bullet Club lasting less than a year before he left NJPW for WWE, his influence on the course of the stable's and the company's history can be felt nearly five years following his departure. The foundation he created for Bullet Club with its Kliq-style covenant motif enabled Wrestling/AJStyles to seamlessly step into the front seat the same night he departed and complete the dream of BC winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on its official one-year anniversary. The camaraderie, cool T-shirt, and general badass antics of the Club, all of which were established by Devitt and his friends, combined with the high-profile presence of Styles in his stead, made them a worldwide phenomenon so powerful that taking the name of Bullet Club as a cash cow became a central part of Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks' "world-changing" agenda when it was time for Styles and The Good Brothers to leave; and even after The Elite's antics became too much to be sustainable within the group's core values, rather than dying out or letting them fully absorb the title of Bullet Club, the core members he started with were able to band together and hatch a successful plan to take The Club back. The biggest seed of Devitt's influence, however, would come where Wrestling/JayWhite, the young man who tagged with Devitt once in the United Kingdom and impressed him so much that The Prince got Jay in touch with Bad Luck Fale to bring him into NJPW, would step forward and take his place at the front of Bullet Club as the culmination of both the BCOG/Firing Squad scheme and White's personal mission to sabotage rival faction CHAOS. White would then bring the same IWGP Heavyweight Championship back to Bullet Club in short order, winning it from Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi just over a month after Tanahashi claimed the title from a departing Omega, validating his ascent as The Club's true weapon of choice to succeed Devitt after Styles. And Devitt responded by Tweeting his name and wearing the same color ring gear as him.

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