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WWE acknowledges Aleister Black injury with attack angle


WWE has seemingly acknowledged Aleister Black’s injury by running an angle after NXT went off the air tonight.

In the video posted on WWE’s YouTube page, Regal was talking about the triple threat match that had just been confirmed for TakeOver. At that moment, an assistant came up to Regal and said something had happened in the parking lot. As he passed by Johnny Gargano entering the building, then saw Undisputed Era driving away in a car, Regal found Black laying on the ground unconscious. Officials tended to Black as the video ended.

It was reported this weekend that Black suffered a groin injury during a match against Tomasso Ciampa at a NXT house show in Las Vegas. It wasn’t known if it would be an injury that he could heal from before the triple threat match at TakeOver. The angle would give him an out if he wouldn’t be able to get cleared before then.

Tonight’s NXT established a triple threat match for TakeOver pitting former champion Aleister Black against Johnny Gargano and new champion Tommaso Ciampa. The three have been feuding with one another over the last several weeks, with Gargano inadvertently costing Black the title after striking him with the NXT title, allowing Ciampa to pick up the victory and the title.