Real Reason why Aleister Black was able to appear on AEW just a month after release. Most released superstars have to undergo a 90-day no compete clause.
WWE have been on a cost cutting spree that has seen several stars on the chopping block. Some shocking names include Braun Strowman and Aleister Black. The latter is now part of the AEW roster as Malakai Black. But how did he make his debut so early into his release?
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 8, 2021
WWE Supertstars that have parted ways with the promotion usually undergo a 90-day no-compete clause. However, Black had only been released last month. Therefore, to see him on AEW’s first show with a crowd surprised many and it seems that AEW fans have an error by the WWE to thank for it.
Real Reason why Aleister Black was able to appear on AEW just a month after release
According to PWInsider, WWE never updated Black’s contract even after his move from NXT to the main roster. This meant that unlike other main roster talents who are subject to the 90-day no compete clause, Black only had the standard 30 day non-compete that NXT level talents receive.
This clerical error from the WWE allowed Black to make his AEW right on time for the first episode of AEW Dynamite on the road.
His wife Zelina Vega, who has now returned to the WWE, supported her husband online, writing:
“I couldn’t be prouder”
I couldn’t be prouder
— (@TheaTrinidad) July 8, 2021
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Malakai Black in AEW. Fans will surely watch his progress with bated breath. The former NXT Champion is one of the best wrestlers on the planet and will surely be a fantastic addition to the promotion.
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