Aleister Black’s time in NXT was certainly a memorable one, which featured him winning the NXT Championship and competing at the highest level against the likes of Andrade and Johnny Gargano.


Unfortunately for him, his main roster run was the exact opposite and left a lot to be desired. For a very long hiatus from WWE television, Black made his return to WWE television, but to no avail as he was subsequently released by WWE last week.

According to a report by  Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that there is a “strong belief” that Aleister Black will make his way to AEW. However, there is also a chance that he will be returning to WWE.

While not a done deal, and it can’t be until 8/31, the strong belief is that Tom Budgen, the former Aleister Black, is headed here, although there has been talk in WWE that the company made a mistake in cutting him and may make him an offer to return, so that could change the equation.

Aleister Black now goes by his old ring name Tommy End and has already been booked for his first appearance since being released by WWE. There is also support backstage in WWE for Aleister Black’s return to the company so perhaps we might just see him back. We will have to see whether Aleister Black will go to AEW or return to WWE.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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