It’s been months since Andrade and Aleister Black have been seen on WWE television and there have been rumors suggesting that there are plans for them when they return. According to one report, WWE has big plans for Black’s return to the SmackDown brand but the latest report from Dave Meltzer put some serious doubt on his future with the company.
During the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer was asked if there was a chance to revitalize Aleister Black since Paul Heyman seems to have more power on SmackDown.
Meltzer said, “He doesn’t have that kind of power right now. If he had power, yea, I could see it. But he does not have that power and Vince does not see anything in Aleister Black or Andrade. Remember the guys…when Heyman lost his position and I said the guys that are f**ked. The only one who ended up not being completely f**ked was Shayna because I guest they liked the idea of Shayna and Nia Jax so she got brought back. Pretty much everybody else, they are with Bo Dallas in catering.”
Black hasn’t wrestled since losing to Kevin Owens on Monday Night Raw in October. He was drafted to the SmackDown brand but has not been used since that time.
Andrade has also been off TV since October. His last match was a loss to Angel Garza. If fans are hoping to see these guys get a push near the top of the card, it’s not looking good for them right now.
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