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NXT Star Says He’s Not Comfortable In Being Compared To The Undertaker

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 5, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1988’ event.

Here is the card:

1. Strike Force vs. The Conquistadors

2. Ted DiBiase vs. Omar Atlas

3. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Dave Wagner

4. Dino Bravo vs. Sivi Afi

5. The British Bulldogs vs. Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz

6. Butch Reed vs. Outback Jack

• NXT Star Says He’s Not Comfortable In Being Compared To The Undertaker

During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, former NXT Champion Aleister Black talked about fans comparing him to The Undertaker.

Below is what Black said:

“I understand why people would think that because there’s a certain element of me that has maybe a dark side but there’s only one Undertaker and I could never, never fill that void. There’s only one Aleister Black and I’m the first one. There’s no one, never going to be a second one.

The legacy that The Undertaker has made is — I don’t even know how to put it into words. Like he changed the landscape. Is Undertaker indirectly responsible for Aleister Black?

Sure, because he’s opened the door for darker characters. He was the first one to really take it to that level and allowed an audience to see something that wasn’t so clean and cut.

I would not say that I am the modern-day version of at one point day and time in WWE of The Undertaker, I am not. I also would not feel comfortable saying that. Darkness is darkness by definition but darkness can be interpreted in many ways.

So he was definitely one that opened that door and showed the entire world something different.”

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