NXT Champion Aleister Black has said that despite his success in the WWE, he never really intended to make it in the United States.
Speaking on Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast, Black said how he was happy with where he was, when WWE called.
He said: "There was a lot of respect for my prior career. My market was never really the United States. My market was Japan and Europe and I was very happy with my market being Japan and Europe. What I did in America, I’m very proud of, but it wasn’t my defining fight."
Black, who debuted in WWE in January last year, described his move to WWE as a "curveball."
He also spoke on his image, and his worries that WWE would not want to accept him.
"Never in a million years would I think that WWE was like, ‘You know what, he would actually suit us.’ Had I thought about the idea prior to coming to WWE? Yeah, I had. But I was always like, ‘WWE wouldn’t want to have me," he told Roberts.