Former NXT Champion Aleister Black had a memorable time in NXT, but the same cannot be said for his run on the main roster, which proved to be harmful to his career in the company.

Aleister Black’s time on the main roster was marred by no creative direction and he was off WWE television for a long time. In the end, he was let go by WWE yesterday as one of many names during the latest round of budget cuts.

While many fans and pro wrestlers alike were shocked at Aleister Black getting released, it seems a WWE Hall Of Famer didn’t quite share the same sentiments as the rest.

While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T talked about Aleister Black getting released by the company. Booker T’s co-host Brad Gilmore said he was a fan of Black and added that Black had the intro and  look to become a star in WWE.


To this, Booker T stated that Aleister Black didn’t do anything to set himself apart from other WWE Superstars on the main roster and criticized his character.

“You can’t give a guy intro, give him a black gimmick, a dark robe, and go out there and become a star. You know, you put him on that thing (mimics Aleister Black’s entrance). The thing is, it did look cool but understand you just can’t get that gimmick and think because of the smoke and mirrors, you’re going to go out there and get over. Aleister Black is a good worker but I’m looking for a guy that’s ‘talent’. I’m looking for a guy that’s going to go out and do things totally different than everybody else on the roster. Aleister Black had his MMA get-up, his kung fu, karate, Black Mass for the finisher. I get it. But, for me, Aleister Black was a guy that didn’t set himself apart from the rest of the guys in the locker room,”

With Aleister Black being gone from WWE for good, we certainly wonder which pro wrestling promotion he will call his home next. The possibilities are simply endless right now.

What do you think of what Booker T said? Let us know in the comments below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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