Aleister Black was a shocking release, but within a week, rumors are doing rounds that he may be back in the company soon. One cannot decide what would be a good choice for Black, but as the rumors of his return to the WWE increase, let’s look at what would be valuable and what wouldn’t be a choice of value for The Dutch Destroyer.
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The name that fans have been shouting the most at the top of their lungs lately, trying to get WWE to take back its recently released talent, is that of Aleister Black. In the latest wave of layoffs that arrived just a few days ago, WWE wanted to cut the contracts of very important athletes who were still part of some of the main roster storylines, thus eliminating from its brand's famous names such as those of Lana, Braun Strowman and Aleister Black.
Aleister Black has always been a Paul Heyman Guy. Black was heavily featured on WWE Raw during Heyman's time as Executive Producer of the company. After Black was released by WWE on June 2, Heyman reached out to Black to let him know things were going to be okay. "He...
With another massive list of terminations made just last week in WWE, former Superstars like Aleister Black (now known as Tommy End) were left to wonder: What’s next for their careers? This week on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, End revealed an in-depth perspective of the days leading up to his release, his most recent character, the Dark Father, and where he stands now. But first, they discussed one of the cons WWE faces when building up their roster, something that’s been echoed among those currently in WWE and beyond.
Many fans were disappointed by Aleister Black's run on the main roster after he was called up from NXT in 2019. Black was a featured star on NXT, holding the NXT Championship for 102 days in 2018. On the main roster, he never won gold, though he was supposed to win the United States Title at some point during the pandemic era.
Former WWE Superstar Aleister Black (Tommy End, Tom Budgen) is expected to sign with AEW. Black signing with AEW is not a done deal, but the strong belief is that he will be signing with AEW, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Black is under a standard 90-day non-compete clause...
Aleister Black made his NXT debut at TakeOver: Orlando in April 2017. After nearly a month of vignettes for his debut, Black took on Andrade in his debut match. Black would pick up the victory, but it didn't go quite how he thought it would. "I wasn't super content with...
While Aleister Black was expected to draw interest as a free agent, it wasn't necessarily expected that the company that just released him would quickly want him back. In this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that there is a "strong belief" that Black (Tom Budgen) will be headed to AEW when his non-compete runs out on August 31st.
Aleister Black was less than two weeks into his television return when he was released by the company on June 2. Black had been off TV for six months dating back to October 2020, but vignettes began airing to hype his return in April and then he cost Big E the Intercontinental Championship in May on SmackDown. Despite just returning to TV, Black was released by the company.
After concluding his career with WWE following his release, Tommy End (f.k.a. Aleister Black) is learning to reinvent his scope and career. A prime advocate and supporter of his, Paul Heyman, was one of many who sent their kind regards to End as he journeys over to greener pastures. This week on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, End recalls the words of wisdom Heyman shared and how grateful he was to have such a strong backing from Heyman during his five-year career in WWE.
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After his release obtained overnight, without a minimum warning coming from the inside of the WWE, Aleister Black began after a few days of bewilderment to build his future, starting to book for some wrestling events, at the moment, however, only as a presence in meet & greet with fans.
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Zelina Vega was suddenly released by the WWE last November, and at the time her husband Aleister Black was still an active member of the roster. That changed last week when WWE announced six more roster cuts, ending Black's five-year run with the company. In a new interview with Renee Paquette on the Oral Sessions podcast this week Black (real name Tom Budgen, now going by his independent wrestling name Tommy End) brought up the circumstances surrounding Vega's departure.
Aleister Black (a/k/a Tommy End) on whether going from NXT to WWE is the kiss of death, his relationship with Paul Heyman, his interest in New Japan Pro Wrestling
Oral Sessions with guest Aleister Black (a/k/a Tommy End) Interview available via Oral Sessions via Apple Podcasts. On his relationship with Paul Heyman: “He reached out to me on the day that it [being released by WWE] happened. It was very sad. Paul has always said to me, ‘Tom, I think that you are five years ahead of the business. As brilliant as I think you are, I think that’s sometimes your biggest issue, you are so far ahead mentally that people have to catch up to it.’ And he still believes, ‘you are going to do great things.'”
Less than two weeks after making his return to live television, Aleister Black was released by WWE. Vignettes for Black began airing in April and he returned on the May 21 episode of WWE SmackDown, costing Big E the Intercontinental Championship. Black was portraying his new Dark Father character, which never got off the ground due to his release.
On Thea Trinidad’s Twitch stream, former WWE star Aleister Black talked about his release from WWE just hours before. Black discussed how excited he was for his new Dark Father character, as well his creative discussions with Vince McMahon. “I was really excited for this Dark Father stuff,” Black said....
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Aleister Black is a famous WWE Superstar and he recently spoke about his relationship with WWE CEO Vince McMahon. He stated that his last two years in WWE were like a slow death for him. He spoke about this on Twitter. Black was actually a very talented wrestler but things didn’t work well for him in WWE, even though he had a terrific start at NXT after teaming up with Ricochet.
On November 13, 2020, WWE announced the release of Zelina Vega. WWE confirmed to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that Vega was released by the company due to a breach of contract. According to Barrasso, Vega "challenged" WWE by opening an OnlyFans account and having a subscription fee of $30....
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Following his release from WWE pro-wrestling superstar Aleister Black (now known as Tommy End again) hopped Twitch and discussed all things pro-wrestling, which included the former NXT champion revealing a number of details of his last two years with the company, how Vince McMahon saw his character, who is in line for a push, and more. Check out the notes below.