One of the biggest news stories last week was WWE, which released former NXT champion Aleister Black (aka Tommy End) due to budget cuts, as Black was loved behind the scenes, including by top management. This also stopped the push of Black’s latest character incarnation, The Dark Father, just as he was in the middle of a story with New Day’s Big E.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it appears that AEW is very interested in bringing Black in, as the report mentions that as soon as his 90-day non-compete clause expires on August 31, he may appear. This would be one week before the campaign’s ALL OUT payment per. Viewing, which is expected to take place at the Sears Center in Chicago Illinois.
It is also noted that WWE may have realized how bad a decision is it was to release Black, and there is speculation that they might be giving him an offer to potentially return. Black has not been shy about discussing his release in interviews and on Twitch, but he seems to have some bad blood with WWE, and a return is not entirely out of the question. He has also mentioned that there are a large number of talents on the AEW list that he would like to meet, including Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley, Christopher Daniels, Eddie Kingston, Powerhouse Hobbs and the machine Brian Cage.