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Finn Balor Returns To Raw To Team With Tommaso Ciampa

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Finn Balor returned to Monday Night Raw for the first time in a month to team with NXT star Tommaso Ciampa!

Finn Balor hasn’t been seen on Monday Night Raw since the January 17th episode, where he fell victim to Austin Theory. Balor had been off television for nearly a month before that appearance, having suffered a beatdown from Theory on the December 20th episode.

On the most recent episode, Balor made another return to Raw to team with fellow former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa to take on the Dirty Dawgs. Ciampa has recently been embroiled in a feud with Dolph Ziggler after the former World Champion appeared on NXT to confront Bron Breakker. The Blackheart made a surprise appearance on last week’s episode of Raw to escalate the feud.

Before Dolph Ziggler and Tommaso Ciampa face off on NXT tomorrow night, the former NXT Champion needed a partner to face off against Ziggler and his teammate Robert Roode, and brought Finn Balor back to Raw to assist him. Balor says that despite the complicated history between the two men, he has respect for his fellow former champion.

In the end, Tommaso Ciampa was able to score the pinfall victory for his team when he pinned Robert Roode. Ziggler was outraged at ringside as the two former NXT Champions celebrated their victory.

Ziggler and Ciampa will face off again on tomorrow’s episode of NXT 2.0. The winner of their bout will be the number one contender to take on NXT Champion Bron Breakker.

Elsewhere on Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar announced that he’ll be on SmackDown to confront Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, and the Miz revealed that he’ll team with Logan Paul at WrestleMania to take on Rey and Dominik Mysterio.