Scrapped Aleister Black WWE United States Title Plans Revealed
He almost won his first title on the main roster...
Back on the May 25 edition of Monday Night Raw, Andrade dropped the United States Championship to Apollo Crews. The pair had been feuding since the end of April and The One Man Nation went on to hold the title for 97 days before dropping it to Bobby Lashley.
Andrade dropping the title to Crews wasn't the original plan, though. Zelina Vega revealed on a recent edition of Lilian Garcia's Chasing Glory podcast that Aleister Black was originally booked to defeat El Idolo for the championship but those plans were scrapped.
Vega said: "Because initially, we were supposed to drop our - I said 'our.' Oh my God, what's the title? Yes, that one, the United States Championship. We were supposed to drop that to Aleister and we were gonna add the element of my confusion into it and it didn't end up happening obviously. One got hurt and another whole thing but yeah, I wanted to keep the reality of people believing that more than anything else so, it's nice to keep it just for us but also to keep the storylines fresh and believable as possible."
H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.