Finn Balor defended his NXT Championship against Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver 31. The two had a highly physical match with many hard-hitting shots. In the end, Balor ended up retaining his title. However, it seems both Superstars might have suffered injuries during the match.
WWE officially released a statement where they said both Balor and O’Reilly were undergoing medical evaluation at a local medical facility. O’Reilly seemingly got his face busted, but it seems Balor might have suffered an injury to his jaw. Due to this, the match ended earlier than it was originally planned.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned it was not revealed how many minutes they “had to shave off,” but the match ended earlier due to Balor getting injured.