Big E Comments On Scrapped WWE Feud With Aleister Black

The two briefly tangled before Black was released by WWE

After weeks of building up the ‘Dark Father’ stories on SmackDown, Aleister Black re-emerged and attacked Big E on May 21, but before the two could enter a programme together, Black was released from his WWE contract on June 2.

Fans were left wondering what could have been, and it seems the same is true of Big E himself. Whilst talking to Give Me Sport’s Louis Dangoor, Big E gave his take on the aborted angle:

"I don't know the plans. I had no idea," he said of Black's release. "Obviously, we had seen the vignettes for weeks and weeks. He comes out at the end of the main event and kicks me in the face. I'm thinking, 'Airight, it's him and I, we're going to run for a bit.' I was definitely surprised [when he got released]. I think he's extremely talented and has a ton to offer. People were excited to see us because there is such a difference in the way we carry ourselves and our characters. We're polar opposites and I think it would have made for a lot of fun. I'm not entirely sure the way things went the way they did. I think he's an incredible talent and a guy who I didn't worry about him and his future. I knew he would get picked up somewhere. I didn't know the plan or where we were going, but I had been married to Apollo and he has a ton to offer in the ring. It's been a long time with him and I. The Aleister thing was an opportunity to do something different and a nice break from that. It ended up fizzling. He's very good at what he does and I wish him well."

H/T: Fightful

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