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Aleister Black Recalls Nixed Plans For United States Title Win

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After signing with WWE 2016 Aleister Black enjoyed a highlight-filled run on NXT.

During his time with the black and gold brand, Black won the NXT Championship as well as the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic alongside Ricochet.

Following such an impressive run, Black’s call-up to the main roster was greeted with much excitement. After switching between brands on multiple on multiple occasions, Black eventually settled on RAW and into a feud which saw him defeat Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 36 in March 2020.

After the victory, Aleister Black went on to qualify for the Money In The Bank Ladder Match while being featured heavily on the red brand. It was around this time that Black has now revealed that he was slated to win the United States Title.

Speaking on Twitch, the former NXT Champion explained that Vince McMahon dropped the plans as he didn’t want his first title win to take place without fans present.

“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,'”

After feuding with Seth Rollins through the end of that summer, Black was gone from television after a defeat to Kevin Owens in October. The man formerly known as Tommy End wouldn’t reappear until just a handful of weeks prior to his recent release.

Elsewhere on Twitch, Black also got into his relationship with the Chairman of WWE. He revealed that he had a good relationship with McMahon, also praising Paul Heyman.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.