Report: Why Aleister Black Was Pulled From WWE TV Revealed
He's been gone since October
Aleister Black hasn't appeared on WWE TV since he was defeated by Kevin Owens on the October 12 episode of Monday Night Raw. He was moved to Friday Night SmackDown soon after during the WWE Draft, but he has yet to resurface on the blue brand.
According to PWInsider Elite's Mike Johnson, Black was deliberately pulled from TV as WWE wanted to give him a "big dramatic debut" on SmackDown. Those plans, of course, have yet to come to fruition.
Johnson said: "I was told he was purposely pulled from television so he comeback and have a big dramatic debut for SmackDown, and it just hasn't happened. My feeling is maybe the stuff with his wife Zelina, might have led to them saying 'Hey, let's wait a bit, let's the waters kind of calm.'"
If WWE still plans to reintroduce the former NXT Champion with a big dramatic debut is currently unknown. Black reportedly feels like the company has forgotten about him and he even threw around the idea of going back to NXT.
H/T to Heel By Nature for the transcription