Aleister Black’s Status (in Storyline) and What Becomes of the Match He Was In

As we’ve already reported, Aleister has been suffering from a groin injury from a recent house show.  It was not immediately known if he’d be able to compete at TakeOver.  Sadly, he won’t and WWE is now using a social media angle to write him off TV.  Have a look:


Regal’s statement on Aleister’s condition…


The match involving Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano, & NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa will now become a Last Man Standing match between Ciampa & Gargano.


Botch Take:  Well, they had do to something.  Good for them for finding a creative way to write him off TV so he can recover.  This is good stuff.  See?  It is possible to have storylines on a well-worked show!

As for Ciampa/Gargano match, I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle the greatness they’re going to give us.  The drama and masterful storytelling they served up on their previous encounters created matches that are better than anything I’ve ever seen before.  I have no conceivable idea how they intend to top what they’ve already done…yet I’m completely confident that they’ll find a way to do exactly that.