After being drafted to SmackDown in October, Black returned in the WWE Intercontinental Championship match between Apollo Crews, Big E, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn.(WWE)
After being drafted to SmackDown in October, Black returned in the WWE Intercontinental Championship match between Apollo Crews, Big E, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn.(WWE)

'This was a complete left field for me': Aleister Black taken aback by WWE release

  • Even Strowman, released from contract, was involved in a WWE Championship match with Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre in the WWE’s last PPV, WrestleMania Backlash.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2021 10:36 AM IST

WWE announced on Wednesday that they are releasing a number of wrestlers from the company during their 'annual spring cleaning'. However, this time there were some names that were really surprising and shocking for the WWE Universe. Former WWE Champion Braun Strowman, despite signing a four-year contract in 2019, is among the wrestlers released by the company. Another wrestler, WWE fans had big hopes for was Aleister Black, who has also been released from his contract. The other wrestlers who have also been given their pink slip are Lana, Buddy Murphy, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett.

“WWE has come to terms on the releases of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott and Santana Garrett. WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavours,” the company said in a statement.


Aleister Black (Tommy End) has released a statement regarding the announcement as posted that he that the firing came as a ‘complete left field’ for him.

‘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,’ Black (Tommy End) said on Twitter.


Black recently made his return to the WWE ring after more than a year out. After being drafted to SmackDown in October, Black returned in the Intercontinental Championship match between Apollo Crews, Big E, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn. He attacked Big E and fans were drooling over a possible angle between the two wrestlers. Black also had different promos being aired on SmackDown about his return before he attacked Big E. Now it becomes clear, that the angle is not going to happen but his release comes as a shock for many. Even Strowman, released from contract, was involved in a WWE Championship match with Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre in WWE’s last PPV, WrestleMania Backlash.

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