Aleister Black made his return to WWE television this Tuesday night on Smackdown, going one-on-one with former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin. He scored the win via Black Mast in under two minutes.
Black has been used irregularly on the blue brand for the past several months. Over the summer he would appear in backstage vignettes asking potential challengers to “knock on his door”, leading to a match with Cesaro at Extreme Rule.
He would then wrestle once on television in July, defeating Cesaro in a rematch, then wrestled once in August defeating Sami Zayn. He was originally scheduled for the SummerSlam pay-per-view but that never materialized.
This week’s quick victory was only the fourth time in total that Aleister Black has wrestled on WWE television or pay-per-view since they broke up the Black/Ricochet tag team following WrestleMania.