Aleister Black Biography: The World Wrestling Entertainment has been popularly known as the most deserving platform for the professional wrestlers. It’s been more than 40 years, WWE, without a doubt, not only made our childhood awesome but providing the best out of them until today. In less than a decade, we witnessed several wrestlers made their own grounds in the WWE after influencing the WWE Universe with their performances in WWE NXT. WWE Superstars like Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reign, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, and many others made their presence felt inside the squared- circle.
WWE is currently witnessing a fresh talent from NXT, signed to WWE for the SmackDown brand, popularly known for his finishing move ‘Black Mass’. Tom Budgen, better known by his in-ring name Aleister Black, is a Dutch professional wrestler, holds a background of martial-arts in martial arts in kickboxing and Maan Karate from ages 9 to 15. Having an excellent talent of martial arts, Black still trains kickboxing to this day.
Aleister Black made his first appearance on professional wrestling in 2017, leading his ways to join WWE Smackdown in 2018. Black defeated Andrade Cien Almas to win the NXT Championship. Black received an opportunity to battle for Raw Tag Team Championship with Ricochet at Fastlane and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 35.
Aleister Black Early Life
Tom Budgen as Aleister Black, was born on May 19, 1985, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Before joining WWE, Black worked for over a decade in the independent circuit under the nickname Tommy End. Aleister Black took the training in various forms of martial arts like Pencak Silat and kickboxing in his childhood.
Aleister Black Personal Life
Aleister Black married fellow professional wrestler Zelina Vega in 2018. Black was born to a very heavy, almost cult-like, religion. He credits his occult personas to be influenced a lot by his father’s personality. Black is known by several nicknames that include The End, The Anti-Her, The Dutch Destroyer, Hellion and The Ominous Man from Amsterdam.
Aleister Black started his wrestling career with Independent circuit in the United Kingdom and Europe under the ring name Tommy End. In the early phase of his career, Black played a key role in promoting Pro Wrestling Holland, Insane Championship Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Over the Top Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Showdown.
During the time with the name Tommy End, he bagged numerous championships that include: wXw Unified World Heavyweight Championship,
wXw World Light Heavyweight Championship,wXw World Tag Team Championship ICW Tag Team Championship, and Progress Tag Team Championship.
Budgen got a golden opportunity to be the part of the greatest professional wrestling platform in sports entertainment, i.e., WWE. In 2016, he joined WWE NXT with a new in-ring name Aleister Black. He emerged victorious in his first match against Lince Dorado. Budgen started making his presence in NXT with his martial art moves to his opponents. Black defeated Adam Cole to qualify for a number one contender’s fatal four-way match for the NXT Championship, which also involved Johnny Gargano, Killian Dain, and Lars Sullivan.
Black received the NXT title match opportunity against Andrade “Cien” Almas at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans where he won to become the new NXT Champion.
However, he lost the title to Tommaso Ciampa during NXT TV tapings for the July 25e after Johnny Gargano interfered and accidentally hit Black with the title belt.
Black also bagged three awards at the NXT Year-End Awards 2017 hat includes Male competitor of the year, Breakout Star of the year and Rivalry of the year (vs Velveteen Dream).
Black and Ricochet received an opportunity to headline Wrestlemania 35 in the early phase of their career. They went to battle for a fatal four-way tag team match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Usos, Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura, and The Bar.
Aleister Black Honors
- Male Competitor of the Year (2017)
- Breakout Star of the Year (2017)
- The rivalry of the Year (2017)– vs. Velveteen Dream
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (2019) – with Ricochet
- NXT Year-End Award (3 times)
- PWI ranked him No. 41 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2018.
- Aleister Black is a one-time NXT Champion.
- Aleister Black is a one-time wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion
- Aleister Black is a 2-time wXw World Lightweight ChampionAleister Black is a 2-time wXw World Tag Team Championship with Michael Dante
- Aleister Black is a one-time Pro Wrestling Showdown champion
- Black bagged Insane Championship Wrestling “Match of the Year” Bammy Award (2015) – for Legion (Mikey
- Whiplash, Tommy End & Michael Dante) vs New Age Kliq (BT Gunn, Chris Renfrew & Wolfgang) at Fear & Loathing VIII
- Black won ICWA European Tag Team Championship
- Black won ICWA France Heavyweight Championship
- Black won ICWA Heavyweight Championship
- Black won 16 Carat Gold Tournament (2013, 2015)
- Black won Chase The Mahamla (2011)
- Black bagged World Lightweight Tournament (2006)
Aleister Black Physical Measurements
Weight: 98 kg = 215lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Honey Brown
Aleister Black Personal Information
Full Name: Tom Budgen
Age: 34 years
Date of Birth: May 19, 1985
Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Highest qualification: Graduate
School: Davenport West High School in 2004
Aleister Black Favorite Celebrities
Favorite wrestler: Triple H
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: Playing video games
Favorite Food: N/A
Dream Holiday Destination: France
Favorite Color: Black
Net Worth: $3 million
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