Nicknames: The End, The Anti-Hero, The Dutch Destroyer, Hellion, The Ominous Man from Amsterdam
Billed Weight: 215 lbs (98 kgs)
Place of Birth: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Finishing Moves: Anti Cross (modified octopus hold), Owari Death Kick (spinning heel kick) and Owari Death Clutch (dragon sleeper), Black Mass
Signature Moves: Black Death, Brainbuster, Cutter, Meteora, Big boot, Roundhouse, Deadlift German, Saito, Nephilim, Quebrada, Spinning heel.
Mentors: Bob Schrijber, Chris Hero, Johnny Kidd, Mike Quackenbush and Nigel McGuinness.
Entrance themes: "Zombie Autopilot" by Unearth, "New World Disorder" by Biohazard, "Frank Zito" by Necro, "Heavy Eyes" by Brutality Will Prevail,"Pleased to Meet You" by Trapped Under Ice, "Deathbed" by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, "Evil Terminators" by Valeriy Antonyuk, "Root of All Evil" by CFO$ featuring Incendiary.
Interesting trivia:In a podcast, he revealed of having a somewhat unconventional childhood due to his father being born into a very heavy, almost cult-like, religion. He credits his occult personas to be influenced a lot by his father’s personality.
Humble beginnings, Aleister Black’s history
Black made debut at the age of 17 years. He is a feared striker with a legitimate combat sports background, trained in kickboxing and the Indonesian martial art of pencak silat.
Budgen started his wrestling career in the year 2002 in the independent circuit in UK and Europe under the ring name ‘Tommy End’, where he worked for promotions like Insane Championship Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, Westside Xtreme Wrestling.
During the course of a 14 year-long independent circuit career, Budgen earned the accolades like wXw Unified World Heavyweight Champion, wXw World Light Heavyweight Champion, wXw World Tag Team Champion, ICW Tag Team Champion, Progress Tag Team Champion.
In June 2016, he signed for the NXT version of WWE. His entry promos portrayed him as a real badass, saying that he has come to NXT to ’burn’ it down.
He named himself, ‘Aleister Black’ for the tournament. His first match was against Lince Dorado which he won without much hustle.
Black was swift and sharp even in his first edition as he made it to the fatal four-way match to determine the number one contender for the NXT Championship.
Black bagged three awards at the NXT Year End Awards 2017 namely Male competitor of the year, Breakout Star of the year and Rivalry of the year (vs Velveteen Dream).