WWE Champion Big E and Aleister Black(now Malakai Black in AEW) were planned to square off against each other at this year’s SummerSlam event in August. However, WWE decided to scrap the plans of the match. Becky Lynch Posts Black Panther 2 Spoiler Photo
Big E could have faced Malakai Black
During a recent appearance on the Wrestling Daily podcast, talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy revealed WWE’s original plans involving Aleister Black and Big E.
WrestleTalk was the first to report the following:
“TalkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy exclusively revealed on Wrestling Daily – part of the WrestleTalk network – that there were plans for Black to face Big E at SummerSlam.”
Black had returned to WWE programming on the SmackDown episode of May 21st to attack Big E during the show’s main event. Apollo Crews defended his Intercontinental Championship in a fatal four-way contest that also featured Big E, and the plans were for Black to begin feuding with the former New Day member after the assault.
During a recent chat with Alex McCarthy, the former The New Day revealed that he was not informed of the plans for a storyline with Black and was directed about the attack moments before he walked through the curtains for the IC title main event. Black was released from WWE within the next couple of weeks, and he eventually made his AEW debut in July on a special Road Rager episode of Dynamite.
While Big E is currently relishing his first world title reign and is feuding with Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens on Monday Night RAW.