Two times WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently gave his opinion on former WWE star Aleister Black joining the biggest rival promotion of WWE; the All Elite Wrestling. Black recently made his AEW debut under a new ring name; Malakai Black.
WWE released a lot of workers since last year because of the horrible covid-19 pandemic. Some of the big names of the WWE roster have been released by the promotion. Some of those names were really shocking, such as Braun Strowman who is a former WWE Universal Champion. Nobody expected Braun could be released.
Booker T On Aleister Black Joining AEW
Another shocking name, probably the most shocking name among all the released WWE stars has to be Aleister Black. This guy was one of the most talented wrestlers in the WWE squad. He was being considered as the future of WWE.
Black was sidelined by an injury for quite a time. WWE kept teasing return via promo packages every week. He finally made his return on Friday Night Smackdown against Big E. Fans were really excited to see him back. Only two weeks after he got released. Never he was mentioned again. No decision in WWE history ever felt so clueless.
The former five times WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T recently gave his opinion on former WWE star Aleister Black joining the All Elite Wrestling as Malakai Black. He said;
“For me, I never looked at Aleister in WWE as a regular human being. It seemed like he was this fighter and that’s the only thing that he did was fight. I never got to see any character outside of Aleister Black……everything was dark with Aleister Black, so I never really understood. It was say for instance when Glacier came out.
“He was a karate guy and that’s what he went to the ring to do. I couldn’t look at Glacier as a real human being. He was like a cartoon character. That’s kind of what I looked at Aleister Black as. Today’s wrestler that gets over is somebody like Jon Moxley that goes out and talks crap and looks like a guy that could be sitting next to you at a bar, but you don’t want to piss him off. It’s one of those type of deals.
“If Malakai Black can give me some real human being character, I can buy into it. That’s why I said [him] going to Japan, he would get over like that. Working in Japan and working in America – it’s two different styles, and they look at it in two different ways, or at least they used to. It’s a different way now than it was back in the day, but the wrestling still trumps everything in Japan as opposed to here.”
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