Ever since he was brought up to the main roster and lazily lumped into a tag team with fellow former NXT star Ricochet, fans have been hoping that WWE books Aleister Black properly.
Black has the potential to be a world champion in WWE, there is no doubt about that, but it’s clear that his booking over the last few months has left a lot to be desired.
Aleister Black was reportedly a favourite of former Raw Executive Director Paul Heyman. It should not come as a shock to anyone to hear that Vince McMahon is reportedly not as much of a fan of Black’s work.
According to a report from Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue, McMahon is not set on Aleister Black. In the same way that he looks at Cesaro, apparently he sees something missing in the former NXT Champion:
“It was definitely a big defeat to take even though it was like to a big name like Seth Rollins. He was slightly protected because of the interference from Buddy Murphy. Things have really changed in the last couple of weeks for Aleister Black. Now Paul Heyman definitely loved him and Aleister Black was really the headline of the show for him. Every week, he would be having a half an hour match in the opening minutes.”
“To my knowledge, it is Vince McMahon who has mixed opinions shall we say. Vince added that creek to the entrance when he leverages up and now he has removed the entrance all together. We haven’t seen the Aleister Black entrance in a long time. To put it bluntly, Vince thinks that there’s something missing about Aleister Black. It’s similar to how he feels about Cesaro. Keep an eye on this one because we all know how that went. “
For the last few months, Aleister Black has not had a storyline of his own, and has instead been making the save for the likes of Rey Mysterio, Humberto Carrillo and Kevin Owens in their feud with Seth Rollins.
Let’s hope that Vince McMahon eventually sees potential in Aleister Black. It has been reported that Black was considered as a potential winner for the 2020 Royal Rumble match, so seeing where he is now compared to that is rather sad.