4. Aleister Black would be a great WWE Draft pick for SmackDown
Initially, things looked promising for Aleister Black on Raw as he put on great match after great match with Murphy. In the Performance Center/ThunderDome era, he has become an afterthought which is almost impossible to fathom given his run in NXT and a rare level of character mystique compared to his counterparts.
His recent turn on Kevin Owens was followed by the removal of his signature entrance theatrics, banger theme included. The new mean streak, however, could end up being what Black needs to revitalize his run. His recent challenge to Kevin Owens—while not officially confirmed—alludes to a final match between the two for next week’s Raw. Regardless of the result, Black should join SmackDown afterward.
The fact that Aleister Black became secondary to “The Fiend” in his rivalry with Kevin Owens indicates that he’s going to continue being overlooked if he stays on Raw. By joining SmackDown, he can further develop his role as the cruel, calculating, and deadly striker against possible opponents in Jeff Hardy, Big E, Daniel Bryan, and others.
The chances of Black being hot-shotted into Universal Title territory on SmackDown in the near future—as long as Roman Reigns stays champion and on the show—are fairly low. On a show that has become recognized for its character work, Black is an ideal pick for Friday nights.