WWE brought Aleister Black up from NXT and there were high hopes within the fan base for the former NXT Champion. Things didn’t pan out for him as a lot of people predicted.

Black last run saw his eye injured in storyline. He was given an eye bandage and then he disappeared. He came back to television for an incredibly short feud with Kevin Owens, but then he vanished again. Now fans are still waiting for his return. His last match was on the October 12th, 2020 episode of Raw, night two of the 2020 WWE Draft, where he lost to Owens.

The Royal Rumble match is in the rear view mirror now, and we didn’t see Aleister Black’s return on the road to WrestleMania. We previously reported that his name has not come up in creative meetings.

Ringside News has learned that nothing has changed regarding Aleister Black. His name is still not coming up and there is no plan for him.


Black’s wife Zelina Vega was fired and caused a bit of a stir due to her association with third party platforms and talk of unionization. His wife’s WWE release had nothing to do with his creative direction; because he wasn’t a part of any creative discussion prior to her firing.

Aleister Black has a ton of potential, but his gimmick never really clicked with Vince McMahon. Now he is off television and there is no sign of his return any time soon.

H Jenkins

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