Some more news has come to light regarding expecations that Aleister Black will be heading to AEW after his recent WWE release.
There have been plenty of reports that Black (now going by his indie name Tommy End) would likely end up in AEW, but there’s also been talk that WWE has discussed bringing him back.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided an update, saying:
“They would have to re-sign him… like with Drake Maverick, they did have to re-sign him. Given that he went back to NXT and rather than the main roster makes me think that they probably re-signed him for less money because I know that a lot of guys over the years have then been offered new contracts for far less money and very few of them go back. Maybe they’ll give (Black) the same money…. everyone’s different, everyone has different wants.
“Unofficially because you’re not allowed to negotiate, I certainly have heard at one point not many days ago to expect him in AEW. Officially there’s no deal, there can’t be a deal until the end of August so we’ll see. (WWE does) have exclusive rights to negotiate with him right now as far as legally goes. They could offer less money and if he agrees, he can come back. They can offer the same money, they can offer more money but he is not bound to have to come back. He is released so it has to be all in negotiations.”
Of the names that have been released by WWE throughout the past few months, Black is probably the one that fans have most been clamouring to see follow in the footsteps of Andrade El Idolo and sign with All Elite.
There are a few other factors to bear in mind, which include Black’s real-life wife Thea Trinidad (Zelina Vega) who is believed to have been in talks about a WWE return recently.
Quote via WrestlingNews.co
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