Aleister Black has been slowly stewing backstage over the past few months, waiting for someone to challenge him to a match or at least knock on his door. This was because the former NXT Champion was suffering from a knee injury which meant that he was unable to compete, but WWE wanted to keep him on TV in some capacity.
Last week, The Dutch Destroyer attacked Buddy Murphy following his match with Matt Hardy, since the optimistic Australian had been the first one to step up and knock on Black’s door in months. A brawl ensued last week and this week Black returned to the ring for the first time since he was drafted back over to Monday Night Raw in the WWE Draft back in October.
Black was able to destroy Tony Nese before delivering Black Mass, which in turn sent a message to Buddy Murphy who was watching the match backstage.
It’s been a few weeks since the 24/7 Championship has changed hands on Raw, but that was corrected this week when R-Truth ran out to ringside following Andrade’s victory over Eric Young and was able to successfully hide from Mojo Rawley, Curt Hawkins, Titus O’Neil and the usual gang of chasing talent.
Truth perhaps chose the wrong place to hide since it was Michael Waltrip and Kyle Busch who helped Truth deviate the Raw locker room, but they had bad intentions in mind. Truth looked to thank the 2019 Nascar Cup Champion, but Waltrip slowly began to unzip his jacket to reveal a referee shirt while Busch rolled Truth up from behind to become the new 24/7 Champion.
It’s likely that this Championship will change back before the end of the show, so keep your eyes peeled since R-Truth has become an expert in regaining his title.