Aleister Black and Andrade are the two wrestlers expected to suffer the most following Paul Heyman's removal as Raw Executive Director in June, reports Dave Meltzer on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio.
Meltzer stated that sources informed him at the time Black and Andrade "were two guys that could really be in trouble" without Heyman. This is down to the former ECW man seeing more in the duo than Vince McMahon does, meaning both could soon shoot down the rankings.
Commenting on Zelina Vega's recent split from Andrade and Angel Garza, Meltzer noted that while he could see Garza being forgotten about as well, it's likely that the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion will win any feud with Andrade, who'll then be left in the dust. The duo brawled after Vega ditched them on this week's episode of Raw.
Black is currently embroiled in a feud with Kevin Owens, who defeated him after RETRIBUTION messed with the lights on this week's show. He recently turned heel after returning from a Seth Rollins/Murphy-inflicted eye injury.
It stands to reason that some of Heyman's projects will fall by the wayside now that Bruce Prichard has taken his old role. Prichard, however, has been in that role for three months now, so let's see if Black, Andrade, and Garza's TV time starts slipping.
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