Chasing Glory Recap w/ Aleister Black – Developing the Aleister Black Character, Comparisons to The Undertaker, Struggling With Happiness, More!

Lillian Garcia welcomes Aleister Black to the show.

Black informs that he wrestled on the indies for years as Tommy End. He notes that there are a number of similarities between the two characters, but there are also a number of differences. He thinks the Aleister Black character was a natural progression for him, and it’s almost as if Black emerged through Tommy End shedding his skin and evolving.

He notes that he wasn’t really connecting with fans as the Tommy End character, at least not to the level he wanted to. He started to realize that it was unnecessary to try to be “normal” in this abnormal world of professional wrestling, so the Aleister Black character just felt right to him. The name was developed through a collaboration between himself and Triple H.

Black informs that he was terrified of the dark as a child. He was reading about cults and government conspiracies at the age of 8, and he was scaring himself to death. He had to stop reading about that stuff and started confronting his fear of the dark, and soon he became more comfortable with it. He admits that he’s a recluse now and loves to be on his own.