• WWE Officials Want Aleister Black Back, But It Might Be Too Late
Former NXT Champion Aleister Black was recently released from WWE and that came as a shock because he debuted a new character recently and made his return to TV to start a feud with Big E just a few days before his release from the company.
According to PWInsider, there are a lot of WWE Officials that believe that the decision to release Black was premature and that they should bring him back, similar to how they brought back Samoa Joe.
However, it might be too late as AEW has their eyes on Black and the Wrestling Observer noted that Black might ended up signing with WWE’s competitor.
During his appearance on Renee Young’s Oral Sessions podcast, Black revealed that Vince McMahon was a fan of his run in NXT and asked Triple H to send him to the main roster, but Triple H wanted Black to finish his feud with Johnny Gargano.
Here’s what Black said:
“I remember the match that I had with Velveteen [Dream] and that was a match that put me on the map and I remember Hunter telling me a while ago, about like a year-and-a-half ago, we had a talk.
Even a year-and-a-half ago, I was going like, ‘What are we doing? Because it’s starting, stopping.’ Every time I thought we were going somewhere, we didn’t. Every time I saw the fans get behind me or the ratings were positive, no one pulled the trigger on it and Hunter told me that even back then, Vince [McMahon] was like, ‘I want that guy’ and then it was, I think the match with Johnny [Gargano] when I came back, again, ‘I want that guy’ and Hunter kept telling him, ‘No. I have this program with him. I want him to finish [and] write that out’.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 23, 1984) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This was the original third nationally syndicated show that later became known as “WWF Wrestling Spotlight” after the August 30, 1986 episode.
NOT to be confused with the famous weekly “WWF Superstars of Wrestling” TV show, that eventually took over WWF Championship Wrestling in September 1986 and ran until 1997 (before becoming a recap/highlights show that ran till 2001).
Here’s the match-card:
– George Steele vs. Scrub
– Don Muraco vs. Salvatore Bellomo