Backstage details on why Aleister Black was released by WWE

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|Published 05/06/2021

Backstage details on why Aleister Black was released by WWE. The former NXT Champion was part of the recent wave of WWE Superstars released.

The WWE have releaed a number of talent since Wrestlemania 37. The latest wave of releases happened a few days back. There were a number of big names in the present list such as Braun Strowman and Aleister Black and the reason given was budget cuts.

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However, it seems that with Black and Buddy Murphy, the issue ran beyond more than just a cost cutting strategy. According to Dave Melzter on  the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon didn’t get their style of wrestling.

Backstage details on why Aleister Black was released by WWE

”In the case of Black (Tom Budgen, 36, also known as Tommy End), there were issues with the writing staff but in the end, he and Murphy were both wrestlers where Vince McMahon was said to not understand their style of wrestling. There is no word on if these cuts will affect talks to bring his wife, Thea Trinidad Budgen back, which was the idea last week.”

Melzter went on to claim that Black made himself look foolish by saying that Vince McMahon liked him when it was Vince himself who made the decision to let go of him.

”Tom Budgen went on a diatribe after where he looked incredibly foolish. He did the same bit about how it wasn’t Vince McMahon, who liked him, not realizing it was McMahon who made the firing decisions.”

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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