Aleister Black issues statement on his release from WWE
As previously noted, WWE announced the releases of several wrestlers including Braun Strowman and Aleister Black.
Black, who recently returned to television and started a storyline with Big E, commented on his release shortly after the news broke…
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.
— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) June 2, 2021
Black later issued a longer statement on Instagram…
“All I know is this business. And I am glad that I do. Never in 21 years of being around did I want anything else no matter how much it made me hate it sometimes. Today, despite all of it, I am happy. Happy that I got a wonderful opportunity 5 years ago that allowed me to meet you all, through a tv screen every week, and sometimes in your own town, or at a table asking me for an autograph. I enjoyed talking to you, meeting you, meeting your families and seeing smiles and shy hands asking me to sign autographs cards, pictures and sometimes shirts. There is a lot I could say, and maybe someday I will, but right now I am focusing on sitting home with my wife who I also have met through WWE, and taking it all in. Taking all my good experiences in and feeling fulfilled. I have poured everything into this, and even what you didn’t see, I still created, and maybe I’ll show it to you one day. But I think I’d rather show all of this to you somewhere else. Perhaps closer to your home, perhaps through social media, perhaps through a different screen. For now WWE Universe I am happy to have met you. Till we, maybe, one day meet again. Rest in peace Aleister Black, long live Tommy End.”