Aleister Black had a great run in NXT where he even won the NXT Championship and was a mainstay of the black and gold brand after debuting there in 2017.
In comparison, his main roster run left a lot to be desired and after a lot of shoddy booking decisions, Aleister Black was ultimately let go by the company back in June of this year.
Due to a clerical error on WWE’s part, Aleister Black was able to debut in AEW just over a month since his release. Aleister Black shocked fans and pro wrestlers alike when he debuted on last week’s AEW Road Rager and came to be known as Malakai Black.
While speaking to INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet, Buddy Murphy talked about his former rival Malakai Black’s debut in AEW, adding that WWE dropped the ball with Black.
“It’s awesome that he gets to go over there. He’s going to do his thing and do what he wants to do, right? I feel like WWE dropped the ball with him. I’ve been in the ring with him, I know first hand how good he is. I’m excited for him. He didn’t tell me, he kept it pretty low-low. And I was talking to him the day he debuted and he didn’t tell me. Only good things for him in the future.”
Aleister Black is certainly having a great in AEW while Buddy Murphy is already working very hard after his WWE release last month and hinted at facing Aleister Black in AEW. Murphy’s first post- WWE match was also revealed recently.