Dropped title plans for Aleister Black in WWE have been revealed in a recent interview by his real-life wife Zelina Vega.
Speaking on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, Vega said that Andrade – who Vega was managing at the time – was going drop the United States Title to Black at one point but it never came to be.
Speaking about her real-life relationship with Black and that not having played out on TV yet, Vega said:
“Because initially, we were supposed to drop our — I said ‘our’. Oh my God, what’s the title? Yes, that one, the United States Championship. We were supposed to drop that to Aleister and we were gonna add the element of my confusion into it and it didn’t end up happening obviously. One got hurt and another whole thing but yeah, I wanted to keep the reality of people believing that more than anything else so, it’s nice to keep it just for us but also to keep the storylines fresh and believable as possible.”
Andrade reigned as US Champion from December 26, 2019 – having beaten Rey Mysterio to win it – until May 25, 2020 when he dropped it to Apollo Crews.
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