In recent years, Aleister Black has often been regarded as the modern version of The Undertaker. The current NXT superstar reflected on this topic in the latest edition of Chasing Glory podcast. "I understand people think that because there’s a certain element of me that has darkness, but there’s only one Undertaker and I could never never fill that void and there’s only one Aleister Black and I’m the first one.
There will never be a second one. "The legacy that Undertaker has made is – I don’t even know how to put it in words. He changed the landscape. Is Undertaker indirectly responsible for Aleister Black? Sure because he 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" - Aleister said. He also added: "I was 16 when I saw my first ever WWE pay-per-view.
I wasn’t aware of The Undertaker because I grew up watching New Japan and WCW because that’s what we had in Amsterdam. I gravitated toward him because I loved the aura he presented. I loved that he was a character that I could relate to, but I would not say that I am the modern day version…of The Undertaker.
I am not and I would also not feel comfortable saying that. "Darkness is darkness by definition, but darkness can be interpreted in many different ways. He was definitely one that opened that door and showed the entire world something different…he brought a different light…something that wasn’t seen before."