WWE has welcomed back many former stars to the company, as Triple H re-hired tons of talent that Vince McMahon let go. PJ Black, who was once known as Justin Gabriel, has expressed his interest in making a return to the company based in Stamford.
BJ Black’s journey with WWE began in 2008 when he signed a three-year developmental deal. After honing his skills in FCW, he gained recognition as a participant in the inaugural season of NXT. He skyrocketed to fame as a member of Nexus, winning the Tag Team Championship on three occasions and engaging in memorable rivalries that included pinning John Cena on multiple occasions.
In January 2015, PJ Black parted ways with the company just before his scheduled appearance at the Royal Rumble. Since then, he has taken his talents into Ring of Honor and IMPACT Wrestling, exploring different characters along the way.
During a recent interview with Ari Barkan of PWMania.com, PJ Black was asked about the possibility of returning to WWE. He responded positively, revealing that he has been engaged in discussions with various writers and producers, working on the development of a new character.
“I mean, never say never [with the] WWE. I did show them this new character I’ve been working on and I sent them the package. I sent it to all the writers, the producers, and everyone I know that works there. And you know, it’s kind of mixed reviews. Everyone’s like, interesting. I really want to see what’s next. Some people were like, Wow, there’s so much we could do with it. Because there’s so many layers to unpack.”
It remains to be seen if PJ Black’s aspirations align with WWE’s future plans, but his openness to a return demonstrates his enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the company once again.
Triple H might just find a nice place on his rosters for PJ Black. After all, he can still perform at a high level in the squared circle. Perhaps WWE fans will get a chance to see him once again.
PJ Black could have a few great matches in WWE, who would you like to see him wrestle first? Sound off in the comments!