Just ask Edge and Christian, because those Canadian legends will be the first to sing Black's praises to all and sundry like he's the second coming of The Undertaker after talking to him.
At the same time, the young Dutchman who grew up inspired by counter-culture in a country that "didn't get" wrestling would tell tell you that this whole WWE gig is one big dream he hasn't woken up from. It's also something he's worked his entire life to make real.
Aleister Black's appearance on the latest episode of E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness is a delight for those souls who yearn to think outside the box. Black has been doing that his entire life, and there's a sense that neither Edge or Christian were quite expecting their chat about his NXT rise to turn into one of the most thoughtful podcast interviews you'll hear this year.
Black says he'd wonder as a child how many stars there were in the universe. As an adult, he's gone on to become one of them...
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