It has been reported that former NXT Champion Aleister Black is currently dealing with some minor injuries.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that Black is suffering from some minor injuries, but hinted that his absence from WWE television may be more to do with him not being in favour with Vince McMahon.
“Aleister Black’s got some minor injuries and stuff but he’s-, when Paul Heyman was gone, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy and Andrade – it was not a good day for any of them, as we said would happen when he was gone. They were not Vince’s favorites, and Garza’s another one, and when Heyman was gone it was not going to be a good day for any of them.”
Aleister Black has not been seen on WWE television since being defeated by Kevin Owens on the October 12th edition of Monday Night RAW.
Black’s former rival in NXT and someone else who was mentioned in the report from Dave Meltzer, Andrade, was just granted his release from the company, also having not wrestled since the same episode of RAW.
Following the news of Andrade’s release Black took to social media to praise his rival, calling him a “total pro.”
“@AndradeElIdologoes synonymous with my WWE career. My 1st opponent & the opponent I won the belt from. From start to finish a total pro and in my opinion few have his footwork, ability to commit and execute in-ring techniques. Amigo, thank you for everything.”
Aleister Black’s wife and Andrade’s former manager Thea Trinidad, known in WWE as Zelina Vega also posted her own tribute, describing Andrade as “amazing person” and “one of the most talented in the business.”