Yep, it’s another ‘wrestlers who should be on top but probably won’t be because Vince McMahon has decided he doesn’t like them’ report.
This time the names in question are Aleister Black and Andrade. As per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, we should probably be concerned about those names because McMahon doesn’t see anywhere near as much in them as Paul Heyman did when he was the creative lead on Raw.
“When Heyman got replaced, I was kind of told – Aleister Black and Andrade were two guys that were really gonna be in trouble because Vince doesn’t necessarily see a lot in them compared to what Heyman saw in them. It appeared that Zelina Vega is splitting up from Garza and Andrade. I can see Garza being forgotten, but maybe not. But if there is a split, Andrade feels like he’s going to be the one – if they’re gonna do Garza vs Andrade, it’s probably gonna be Garza that goes over and Andrade’s the one that gets forgotten.”
Meltzer also spoke about how WWE splits teams and groups without having a plan for anyone involved past the split, with examples being Rusev & Lana and Rusev & Aiden English. He added:
“Zelina Vega as a wrestler is gonna be like taking Lana away from managing and making her a wrestler – it’s gonna have the same result. Even though Zelina Vega is a better wrestler, she is so much better as a manager than she is a wrestler. Again, it’s another example of doing something with no regard to really the people involved. We’ve seen it a million times when they split Rusev and Lana and they split Rusev and Aiden English. It’s like they do it to do it with no idea of what to do with any of the people and then careers just essentially go nowhere from there. I see Andrade, from tonight’s show when I saw that split, it was just like oh God that thing with Andrade is going to come true exactly like I was told.”
Black turned heel a couple of weeks ago but then lost his first match since turning last night. Losing your first match after turning is not a good sign, although generally it’s safer for heels than babyfaces.
Quotes via WrestlingNews.co