Who is Aleister Black?
Aleister Black is a professional wrestler representing Dutch who currently performs for SmackDown brand under WWE. His real name is Tom Budgen, whose ring name for WWE is given as Aleister Black. He began his association with WWE in June 2016, and to date, he has played for this brand. Before joining here, he played for different independent circuits for 14 years. Previously, his ring name was Tommy End. Likewise, he started his professional career in 2002, and presently, he is famous for winning the NXT Championship, which was held in July 2018. Moreover, he has also won different titles and championships.
|Full Name||Tom Budgen|
|Ring Name||Tommy End
|Birth Date||19 May 1985|
|Birth Place||Alkmaar, Netherlands|
|Residence||Florida, United States|
|Net Worth 2020||$3 million|
Aleister Black was born as Tom Budgen on 19 May 1985 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. He currently stays in Florida, United States, with his family. Tom has not stated much information about his family and education. Moreover, he is now 35 years old with a Taurus sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Aleister Black holds Dutch nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he belongs to White. Though he was raised Christian as per his religion, he is currently an atheist. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cm) tall and weighs around 98 kg (215lbs). Moreover, he has an athletic body type with dark brown eye color and black hair color.
Aleister Black attended Davenport West High School for his education. Likewise, for his training in wrestling, he enrolled at WWE Performance Centre.
Personal Life of Aleister Black
Aleister Black is married to Zelina Vega on 23 November 2018. Her real name is Thea Megan Trinidad Budgen, who is also a professional wrestler.
Aleister Black is active in his Instagram handle with a username (@aleister_black), which has 736 thousand followers.
Independent Wrestling Career
Tom Budgen started his professional wrestling career in 2002 by performing on the independent circuit in countries like the UK, Europe. For this, his ring name was Tommy End. Under this ring name, he won various titles and championships. Likewise, he performed in multiple promotions like Pro Wrestling Hollan (PWH), Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), OTT (Over the Top Wrestling), and Pro Wrestling Showdown (PWS). By participating in this promotion, he also won ICW Tag Team Championship with his partner Michael Dante. Moreover, he also received a Bammy Award in 2015, also known as the ICW Match of the Year Award.
Furthermore, he also stepped into international promotions such as Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), which was based in North America, Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW) based in Japan, and also in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). During this time, some of the accolades he received were wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship for one time, Westside Xtreme Wrestling World Lightweight Championship, and Westside Xtreme Wrestling World Tag Team Championship for two times.
WWE career of Aleister Black
Tom Budgen signed a contract with WWE in June 2016. He made his debut appearance in WWE by the ring name Aleister Black on 7 January 2017. Black made his ring debut on 11 April at NXT TakeOver: Orlando Championship, where he won the match against Andrade Almas. Then at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, he again showed victory by winning Itami. In the same game, Velveteen Dream harassed him, which led to the match between NXT TakeOver: WarGames. In this match also, Black won the game defeating Dreams. Likewise, for his other game, he made an entry with the Diva Nikki Cross. After all this win, his first loss in WWE was in a fatal four-way match against Johnny Gargano. Black couldn’t resist his loss, which made him win over Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia in 2018 in Extreme Rule Match.
This big career breakthrough for Black was when he won the NXT Championship, defeating Almas. In 2019, Black and Ricochet formed a tag team and performed against Steve Culter and Wesley Blake, also known as Forgotten Sons. They showed their victory over Forgotten Sons and won the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Match. Similarly, in February, Black made his main roster debut of RAW. In his debut roaster, he defeated Elias. Meanwhile, he also had his RAW Tag Team Championship, but he lost against The Revival and Bobby Roode and Chad Gable. On April 15, he was drafted to RAW, but he was again drawn to SmackDown for his wife, Zelina.
Moreover, on the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on 26 January 2020, he was ranked at 28 number but was eliminated by Seth Rollins. Likewise, he played for WrestleMania 36, where he won against Bobby Lashley. Recently, on 12 October 2020, he lost the NO Disqualification match against Owens.
Achievements of Aleister Black
Aleister Black has won Super 8 Cup II in 2013 and has also won Progress Tag Team Championship with Michael Dante. Moreover, he has also won the NXT Championship for one time and NXT Year-End Award three times.
Net Worth of Aleister Black
Aleister Black’s primary source of income comes from his professional career in wrestling. As of 2020, it is estimated that his net worth is $3 million.