WWE NXT Champion Aleister Black was recently a guest on Edge & Christian's Pod of Awesomeness.
How he and Triple H came up with his name:
“The name was kind of a collaboration between me and Triple H. I think when I originally started pitching some ideas, he was seeing where I was going with it. And I think Triple H has a really sharp mind for these kinds of things and he was like, ‘well, what do you think about Aleister Black?’ And I was like, ‘that sounds great – that sounds amazing.'”
Developing his "Root of All Evil" entrance theme song:
“When it came to the music, CFO$ and all those guys, and Neil [Lawi] from WWE Music, I gave them examples of what I think Aleister Black’s music should be and they let me write the lyrics, which was really cool and then, Brendan [Garrone] from Incendiary, sang the lyrics. And Incendiary is one of my favorite hardcore bands, so that was a trip as well. So they had me pretty involved in the whole process from what I was to what I became in NXT.”
His ultimate goal in WWE:
“WrestleMania, that’s that one picture I have in my head, especially now, coming here. Like when I had that first match and I had that first taste of what WWE brings to the table, and I saw that grand stage the day after, I was like, ‘right there. That’s it. That’s the one.’ That’s what I’m aiming for. And I know it sounds cliche, but I feel as any professional wrestler, any performer that works in this industry, I think that should be your goal. With all due respect to anyone who thinks different, but, for me, in my opinion, that is where it’s at. Right there.”