WWE recently released six major superstars from their respective contracts, including the surprising likes of Braun Strowman and Aleister Black.
BRAUN STROWMAN AND ALEISTER BLACK WERE THE MOST SURPRISING RELEASES
The release of Braun Strowman is possibly the most shocking amongst the list. Just 17 days before being cut, Strowman featured in a World Championship match at a Pay-per-view event, where Strowman could not win the WWE Championship against former Champion Drew McIntyre and reigning Champion Bobby Lashley.
Aleister Black’s case is similarly shocking. While a long seven-month-long sabbatical had sparked rumours of a release, he was recently repackaged in what seemed to be a devil’s advocate-like character and his promos were heavily featured in the past few episodes of WWE SmackDown. A few days back, he had made his return, attacking former Intercontinental Champion Big-E to indicate signs of a new rivalry. However, he was cut.
“Im gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field for me as obviously we just started the dark father character but this was it, thank you so much WWE universe for allowing me to create and give you small bits of myself,” a shocked Black, dubbing himself with his old ring name of Tommy End, wrote on Twitter.
ON THEA TRINIDAD’S TWITCH CHANNEL, BLACK DISCUSSED, AMONGST OTHER TOPICS, PAUL HEYMAN
After his release, He discussed a number of topics on Thea Trinidad’s (fka Zelina Vega) Twitch channel. The topic of Paul Heyman was also discussed. Black said that when the former ECW owner was the Executive Director of Monday Night Raw, he took him under his wings, and fought tooth and nail for him. However, Heyman’s struggle for the Dutch superstar did not matter in the end, as decisions were always made where they were supposed to be made. Thus, Heyman, even with the best of his efforts, could not manage to protect everyone. He did his best and Black tried his best as well.
“When I was under Heyman’s wing, Heyman fought tooth and nail for me but it was always at the end of the day when the decision is made, the decision is made. Heyman couldn’t protect everyone and he tried his best and I tried my best,” Black said.