WWE News: Aleister Black reveals why he once thought WWE wasn't an option
What's the story?
NXT Champion Aleister Black is seen not only as one of NXT's top superstars, but a potential breakout star on the main roster as well. An established performer in the European independent scene, he almost didn't come to WWE because of his size.
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WWE has always traditionally been known as the land of the giants. Vince McMahon has, in the past, been known to favour the muscle men as the face of his company, over smaller, more adept workers.
There has been a big change in recent times, with the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles getting over with the WWE Universe. However, the myth out there is that WWE is still the land of the giants!
The heart of the matter
Black believed that his size would be a huge detriment with regard to securing a place in WWE:
Never in a million years would I think that WWE was like, 'You know what, he would actually suit us.' Had I thought about the idea prior to coming to WWE? Yeah, I had. But I was always like, 'WWE wouldn't want to have me. Because that was always my mindset. I was going to focus on what was attainable, because for me, going to WWE was never attainable.
Thankfully, there's a place for Aleister Black in the new landscape of WWE. Black also said during the interview that he's ready for the main roster.
Black has a target on his back now that he holds the gold. We wonder who'll step up to challenge him next? Could he become a part of the Ciampa-Gargano feud?
It's a different WWE ever since Daniel Bryan got over. Be it Styles or Bryan, neither would have fit into the scheme of things in the past.
Black has a great gimmick and is fantastic in the ring, and in my opinion, is destined for greatness.
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