WWE once again made a terrible turn to its roster, firing several weight athletes, including Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana and several other main roster colleagues. After a year of terrible pandemic, with hundreds of athletes, road agents, employees, managers and many other professionals fired overnight, the dreaded judgment day had also come for these last athletes.
One of the most sensational names of the recent releases was obviously that of the fresh re-entry into the rings of the McMahon-owned company, Aleister Black, who just a few weeks ago had seen himself on the company's TV screens, after starting a new storyline with a new gimmick dedicated to an elusive dark father.
After having also returned to the rings, going to attack Big E in his last titled opportunity against Apollo Crews, valid for the Intercontinental Championship, Black would have been cut short overnight, with the fateful phone call from Stamford, which communicated to him his dismissal.
Booker T blames Aleister Black for his release
Despite the multiple closeness to the athlete arrived from all over the world, on his social channels and during his live release on Twitch, on the channel of his wife Zelina Vega, which had already cost her so many months ago, at the address of Black would also have come not a few criticisms, including one of the most unexpected and harsh, starting from the mouth of the WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.
In the latest episode of his Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T said: "You can't give a guy the intro, give him a dark gimmick, a dark wardrobe and tell him to go out there and become a star. You know, you can give him everything (build him an Aleister Black entrance).
The problem is that it looks so cool but you have to understand that the gimmick doesn't do the job, you don't just need smoke and mirrors to get out there and go over. Aleister Black is a good worker, but I am talking about guys with real talent.
We talk about guys who go out there and make a difference, compared to the rest of the roster. Aleister Black had his MMA style skills, his kung-fu, karate. The Black Mass as a finisher. I get it. But, for me, Aleister Black was not a guy who made a difference, who didn't stand out from the rest of the guys in the locker room."