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Aleister Black will be OK with a new theme on WWE Raw

Aleister Black used to have one of the best theme songs in wrestling, but that changed this week when he was introduced to the ring for his match against Kevin Owens with a new, strange theme song. It’s not a bad song, but it will take some getting used to, especially the talking in the intro.

The new theme is another sign of a shift in character for Black on WWE Raw. He turned heel by attacking Owens, starting this feud. And the heel turn, as a whole, was a positive. Black needed a character change on Monday nights, and a more clearly-defined heel character can be a good thing.

So having a new theme as an auditory representation of this shift is not bad. Wrestling fans didn’t like it when Seth Rollins lost his “Burn It Down” theme, but his new theme fits his character so much better. As much as it stinks to lose Black’s theme, which is likely for different reasons than what I am describing, it will all take care of itself in the long run.

For Black, the most important thing is to keep putting on great individual performances. Every promo needs to be hit out of the park. Every match needs to be excellent. His work with Owens on this week’s Raw was great, though I do think his promos still need some improvement before they can go from “good” to “great”. Still, it’s early in his push, and he’s moving in the right direction.