Finn Balor suffered a broken jaw in his match against Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver. 31, but despite returning to weekly programming and having a match scheduled against Pete Dunne at TakeOver. Vengeance Day, he claims to be dealing with some problems related to the injury.

In an interview with The New York Post, Balor said he was still in great pain from the surgery and warned Pete Dunne that he would not want to be hit in the area.

It hurts a lot and I grind my teeth a lot. I’m in pain and still reluctant to get punched to the face, which was actually what caused my arm injury in the second fight against Kyle O’Reilly. I was protecting my jaw so much that I weakened my arm. The sensitivity of my lower lip has not returned yet, it is still numb. It’s like I went to the dentist for an injection.

I have practically no sensation from my lower lip to my chin, but the doctors are hopeful that I can get it back in a couple of months. They say it takes a little longer for my nerves to recover. normal when I’m doing a promo or I’m rubbing it a bit. It still feels like I’m numb from Novocaine. It dries a lot. But other than that I feel 100%.

Finn Balor seeks to defend the NXT Championship against Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver Vengeance Day this Sunday in what will be his fourth starting defense since winning it at NXT Super Tuesday II on August 9. “The Prince” maintains a reign of 157 days and for this, he has defeated Kyle O’Reilly twice and Adam Cole.