Aleister Black Discusses Plans To Win US Title, Original Length Of TV Absence

Aleister Black seemed in line for a big push coming out of WrestleMania 36 where he defeated Bobby Lashley.

Black would go on to defeat Apollo Crews and Oney Lorcan before beating Austin Theory to qualify for the Money in the Bank qualifying match. Black would be regularly featured on WWE Raw throughout the summer and, according to him, he was supposed to win the United States Title at some point.

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"There was a moment where I was supposed to win the US Title, but Vince [McMahon] said 'I don't want him to have his first title win in front of no audience,'" revealed Black on Twitch.

It is unknown when Black would have gotten the US Title. Black's wife Zelina Vega previously stated Andrade was supposed to drop the belt to Black.

After losing to Kevin Owens in October 2020, Black was off television for six months, returning via vignettes on SmackDown in April.

Black said, "I was supposed to only be gone for six to eight weeks, but you can't control what happens."

During his lengthy absence, Black posted a vignette on Instagram that hinted at his return. Black said about the vignette, "The vignette I did on Instagram, there were talks of it airing on TV. It was a one-minute vignette that was the story arc for what happened after my eye got taken and I worked in the Dark Father. It never happened, but the consensus was it was so creative and amazing."

Black finally returned to live television on the May 21 episode of WWE SmackDown, costing Big E the Intercontinental Championship. Black said the feud was supposed to continue on Friday, June 4.

Unfortunately, Black was released on June 2. You can find his comments on what went wrong by clicking here.

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