Aleister Black was one of the NXT call-ups who had an impressive run in the yellow and black brand. When Black first joined the main roster, WWE gave a strong push to the former NXT Champion and for some time, he was also in a tag team with Ricochet.
When Paul Heyman became Raw’s Executive Director, he tried to revive Black’s career as a singles wrestler.
Recently, Zelina Vega (Aleister Black’s wife) talked with Lilian Garcia and she revealed that WWE had plans for Black to become the United States Champion.
At the time, Andrade had the belt but WWE altered the plans, and Black never got hold of the championship.
“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.”