Why was Aleister Black able to make his AEW debut a month after his WWE debut?


Following his spectacular premiere on tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite, a new update on Aleister Black has been released.

WWE released Aleister Black on June 2, 2021. Fans were taken aback by the news, considering Black had just introduced a new persona on SmackDown a few days before he was let go. He’d also started a rivalry with Big E, a fan favorite.

Aleister Black’s appearance in AEW came as a surprise, considering WWE Superstars are generally required to fulfill a 90-day non-compete period before appearing in other firms. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed the reason why Aleister Black was able to appear on AEW TV tonight.

According to Meltzer, Aleister Black was constrained by a 30-day non-compete clause instead of the typical 90-day rule that most wrestlers must follow. As a result, on Wednesday, the former WWE Superstar was able to make his AEW debut. Take a look at the following tweet:

In AEW, Aleister Black has a bright career ahead of him.

Aleister Black in WWE
Aleister Black in WWE

Malakai Black is the new moniker for Aleister Black. With his first appearance, he made an immediate impact by attacking WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson and top star Cody Rhodes. Black, a former NXT Champion, was a big name in WWE NXT when he was there.

Following his loss to Kevin Owens on WWE RAW last year, Aleister Black was sidelined for several months. He’d lately returned to SmackDown and was working on a new identity. Big E was the subject of Black’s ire, and many admirers are overjoyed to see him return to the spotlight.

Fans were taken aback by his release, and talk about an AEW debut arose almost immediately. If Aleister Black’s latest Instagram video is any clue, his new character in AEW is intriguing.

AEW has a lot of potential to go up against Aleister Black, so it’ll be fascinating to watch how they handle him in the future. Which prospective AEW feud featuring Aleister Black has piqued your interest the most? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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