After months of anticipation, teases, and investigation, the attacker of Aleister Black has been revealed during tonight’s WWE NXT tapings. *Warning, spoilers are ahead.*
WWE has been taping the final TV episodes of NXT prior to NXT Takeover War Games and finally, the Aleister Black’s attacker has been revealed and a major heel turn has taken place at the same time. Several people have been under investigation for the attack from Kassius Ohno to the Street Profits, but the major culprits ended up being Tommaso Ciampa and Velveteen Dream, but in a major twist, it ended up being neither man.
According to PWInsider.com, the culprit is none other than Johnny Gargano! During the taping, NXT GM, William Regal was set to reveal Tommaso Ciampa’s War Games opponent which led to Velveteen Dream, Lars Sullivan and Aleister Black head to the ring, until the former NXT Champion was attacked by Gargano.
Gargano then ran away whilst Black demanded to know where he was as it was made clear that Gargano was the man who attacked Black. It seems set now that Gargano will turn heel, something that has been teased lately with fans providing 50/50 chants towards him.
It also seems likely that Aleister Black will face Johnny Gargano at War Games, but that hasn’t been confirmed at this stage.