NXT July 8th, 2015
Finn Balor opens the show by cutting a promo about how this NXT Title victory means so much too him and that he is so proud to represent NXT. Balor says that he will take on all comers and successfully retain the NXT Title. Following the rest of the five minute promo Balor goes backstage and he walks past Cesaro who is looking jealous of Finn Balor.
NXT July 15th, 2015
Finn Balor defeats Sylvester Lefort in a squash match that spanned about two minutes, during this match Cesaro was sitting in the front row at ringside. They acknowledge that at the end of the match when Balor is posing with the title looking at the crowd then he spots Cesaro, the camera shows who Cesaro who stands up and points threateningly at Balor.
Balor drops the title belt and signals for Cesaro to get into the ring, Cesaro jumps over the barricade and gets into the ring. Cesaro grabs the microphone that Renee Young was holding and tells Balor that he will take that title from Finn Balor. Cesaro then explains why he wants to fight Finn Balor:
"Finn, ever since you came into NXT you've been on a rise of dominance and now your the NXT Champion. What have I done in the eight months you've been in NXT...NOTHING!
I have had no success in my singles career in the last year, I've lost just about every match I've been in for the last years and I've had enough. Now I've come to NXT to prove to everyone that I can be a star and by beating you I will achieve my potential"
NXT July 22nd, 2015
During a backstage interview with Cesaro the interviewer asks Cesaro 'Are you jealous of Finn Balor?' and Cesaro says "No, Jealousy is not what this is. What this is is me saving my career by defeating Finn Balor for the NXT Championship in the Main Event of the next NXT Special". William Regal comes in and says that Cesaro will have to earn the NXT Title Match at the next NXT Live Special and that will be in the main event against Samoa Joe.
Cesaro defeats Samoa Joe to Become the Number 1 Contender to the NXT Championship; This was a really good match that lived up to the potential it had on paper, Samoa Joe got some great offense but Cesaro always had an answer for Samoa Joe's kicks and flips. Cesaro would end up hitting 10 straight European Uppercuts before a Neutralizer for the 1...2...3 to defeat Samoa Joe.
NXT July 29th, 2015
Finn Balor and Cesaro NXT Championship Match Contract Signing: The first part of this contract signing was Cesaro saying how he must win this match and that he doesn't care if that ruins the rise of Finn Balor then so be it. Balor says that he will do what needs to be done at NXT Takeover VI: Destiny to keep his championship and move on, Balor signs the contract before Cesaro does this...
Cesaro yells at Balor "NO, I WON'T BE OVERLOOKED BY YOU, I WON'T BE OVERLOOKED BY THAT GUY RIGHT THERE (Guy in the crowd). I'M CESARO, I CAN DO THINGS THAT NOBODY ELSE BACK THERE CAN DO BUT I DON"T GET REWARDED FOR IT. TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT I'M GOING TOO PIN YOUR SHOULDERS TO THE MAT 1...2...3 AND I WILL REACH MY DESTINY"
Cesaro punches Finn Balor before hitting him with a Neutralizer and signing the contract for the match, Cesaro then walks away giving Balor the middle fingers.
NXT August 5th, 2015
Finn Balor and Samoa Joe def Cesaro and The Brian Kendrick; This match was mainly Cesaro and The Brian Kendrick beating down Samoa Joe before Joe made the hot tag to Balor and Balor went to town on Brian Kendrick. Hitting him with a wide range of offense before delivering the Pele Kick and Coup De Grace for the 1...2...3 to pick up the pinfall victory and get the win for his team.
After the match Finn Balor took out Cesaro with a Pele Kick but when he went for the Double Foot Stomp Cesaro got out of the way before rolling out of the ring. Cesaro got on the mic and said that next week at NXT Takeover: Destiny he will rip Balor's arm off too win the NXT Championship and fulfill his destiny.
NXT Takeover VI: Destiny (August 12th, 2015)
NXT Championship Match: Finn Balor (C) vs. Cesaro: The first bit of this match was Cesaro going right at Balor, delivering big punches. Early in the match Cesaro hit a series of running uppercuts to Finn Balor from corner to corner, the story being told was that Cesaro had too win and if he didn't he would be gone but Finn Balor was defending NXT from Cesaro taking over. Balor clawed back the momentum towards the middle by hitting some really impressive moves for example a Coup De Grace to Cesaro who was layed down on a row of chairs in the crowd.
The commentary would be saying things like "C'mon Balor, don't let Cesaro take NXT hostage", Cesaro would then deliver swings to Balor into the ring barricade like he did to the Miz on a Smackdown before Elimination Chamber 2013. Balor's arm would be pretty much broken by the end of the match, the ending saw a broken, bloodied Finn Balor deliver a Pele Kick into a Double Foot Stomp. Balor would collapse on Cesaro and Cesaro would kick out only milliseconds after the referee's hand hit the ground hit the 3 count therefore Balor would retain the title as the crowd are going nuts.