Aleister Black defeated Buddy Murphy in one of the most satisfying matches last night at WWE TLC. Black ended up injuring his nose due to a botched move in the early stages of the match, but that didn’t stop him from picking up his final pay-per-view victory of the decade.
Sportskeeda‘s Tom Colohue reports that Black is in line for a “very strong” push down the line. Most importantly, it’s only a matter of time before the former NXT Champion starts colliding with main eventers on a regular basis.
“Aleister Black is still looking to be getting a very strong push going forward. I do think it won’t be too long before we see Black taking on people like Bray Wyatt. Although a Black Mass kick, a Black Mass kick to that Mask might not be the best idea. It’s not an easy phrase to say! Please don’t judge me!”
Meanwhile, Robert Roode is currently serving a 30-day suspension for violating WWE’s wellness policy.
The WWE Universe is speculating that Roode will be relegated to the lower mid-card on his return. The downgrade will likely affect Roode’s on-screen time as well.
According to Tom Colohue, the wellness policy violation and suspension may not have too much effect on the WWE career of the former United States Champion.
“Bobby Roode could not get involved, he is of course, suspended due to a violation of the wellness policy. It’s been a while since we’ve had a violation of the wellness policy, the last one I can remember is Roman Reigns himself, so it shouldn’t have too much of an impact on Bobby Roode’s career.”
Roode’s suspension period will be over in January, but it remains to be seen whether WWE shoves him back into storylines right away. Per rumors, Roode is set to return as an entrant in the 30-Man Royal Rumble match at the pay-per-view.