Current WWE Raw star and former NXT Champion Aleister Black has told an interesting story relating to the entrances of the Undertaker and himself.
Black revealed that the platform used to evelate him from the ground was actually originally meant to be for the ‘Deadman’.
Speaking on D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk podcast, Black spoke about his entrance, saying:
“I think theatrics and wrestling go hand in hand. I love to create a dramatic presence. I want the audience to perceive me in a certain way that goes hand in hand with the character. I want you to have an experience. I wanted people to immediately, when you hear that first note of my music to say, ‘here we go, this is the dude’. Hunter was on board with that. We were bouncing ideas off each other. He texted me one morning for this lift that was supposed to go to the Undertaker initially but they couldn’t use it for him so he asked if I wanted to use it. I thought, yeah, that’s the finishing part that this character needs to have which is this entrance this way. A lot of people think I’m a vampire. I’m not a vampire. There is nothing vampiric about my entrance. It’s more Aleister Black materialized from nothing and he rises up from that.”
We haven’t actually seen the lift/platform for a number of months since the start of the pandemic, and who knows if we’ll ever see it again. We know what Vince is like with that kind of thing.
Quote via WrestlingNews.co