Aleister Black’s entrance is one of the best known in modern WWE, with him appearing to rise from the stage like a supernatural zombie thing. You can tell I’m a writer.
During his appearance on this week’s “The Bump”, Black revealed that the contraption which lifts him up was not originally designed for him.
“So they created this, like, stage for me that I feel as soon as the lights go and the candles come up, the audience knows what time it is now. They did such a good job in priming the audience to know and realize that when this is happening, everything changes. The landscape almost changes like, the lights change, the candles come up, it gets really dark, there’s fog, and the entrance is obviously completely different.
“I was talking to Triple H about it and he showed me this construction, which is of the thing that propels me, and it was actually meant for The Undertaker.
“He said, ‘We don’t have any use for this thing right now, what do you think?’ I’m like, ‘I’ll take it.’ It was one of those things where I could formulate something around this entrance where Aleister Black will just appear from nowhere. People think it’s a coffin but it’s not, I’m just propelled out of a void, I just come out of nowhere. I materialize and that’s the idea behind it, that I materialize. Same as the room, the room’s a non-existing place. I materialize from that to that. It has hints of supernatural.”
Black takes on AJ Styles in what could be an amazing match on next week’s episode of Raw, and the rumour is that Styles will take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania 36.
Maybe AJ just hates ramps.