Chapter 27: Finn Bálor, What's the Story?

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Recently voted the best Irish Podcast of 2015 by Geek Ireland, What's the Story? have started the year with bang. When you win an award such as Best Irish Podcast you need to present something else that shows the best of Ireland and our guest this week does just that. Fergal Devitt is one of Ireland's finest exports and recognised as one of the best professional wrestlers in the world today. He is currently the WWE NXT Champion under the guise of Finn Bálor. The name derives from two legendary Irish mythical characters, Fionn Mac Cumhall and Bálor, the cyclopse who would cause destruction whenever he opened his one eye. Fergal took time out of the holiday season to come sit with us in the legendary Elite Gym to tell us about his career to date and some tales from the road. From growing up in Bray, Co. Wicklow to becoming a hero in Japan. From the early days and regular jobs to sold out arenas around the world entertaining thousands of fans with his exciting brand of lightening quick moves, high flying displays and vicious submissions. Having won all there was to win in Japan and being the leader of the (in)famous Bullet Club, Prince Devitt as he was known to his fans left Japan in search of a new challenge. He'd find that challenge in the form of the biggest sports entertainment brand out there, WWE. Debuting as Finn Bálor, he was an instant hit with the fans and has gone on to become one of the favourite wrestlers on the WWE NXT roster. We hear all about his rise to NXT gold and a few tales from behind the curtain too... including one the best Stone Cold Steve Austin impressions you'll hear this side of the Atlantic. Check us out on iTunes and Twitter by searching WTSpod and as always please feel free to rate, review, subscribe and share. 

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