Aleister Black‘s WWE career has been nothing short of a steep upward curve – the Dutch professional wrestler has come a long way with his unique Anti Hero gimmick and is currently en route to becoming the next big face of the company.
Since last year, Black has been on RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman‘s radar – the legendary Advocate treats Black as a huge long-term project and is a big fan of him as well.
During his recent appearance on WWE Backstage, Black was asked by Christian about how it is to work with Heyman. It turns out that the former NXT Champion has had a blissful experience so far which in turn explains his major success on the red brand.
“So I was having this thought two days ago when we — me and Paul — were on the phone. After we were on the phone [I thought] it’s funny it’s kinda like with [Christian] where we will talk and then about an hour later, I think it’s so strange that Paul Heyman, Edge, and [Christian] are among people I can call to give me advice or talk to or give me a mindset. Help me further my game within WWE.”
Black also whole-heartedly appreciated Edge and Christian‘s support in his WWE endeavors.
“It’s a very unique thing for me because never in a million years did I think that some kid from Amsterdam would be in a position where not only would he be in the Money In The Bank, but he would be a fan favorite, but he would be informed and led by people like Paul Heyman, people like [Christian], people like Edge. It’s mind-blowing, but at the same time I’ve accepted that part of myself that it’s necessary to have these people in my close circle because that is what is going to elevate me to the next stage in WWE.”
Black will go head to head with Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, King Corbin, Otis, and AJ Styles in the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match this Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut.