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Aleister Black is one of the famous wrestlers of current time who used Instagram to share a state of depression. He shared his account about fighting with anxiety and depression after winning the title of “NXT Championship.” He shared the post to realize that their dream is powerful to fight any situations, including their mental problems.

Quick Info
Full NameTom Budgen
Date Of BirthMay 19, 1985
Birth PlaceAlkmaar, Netherlands
SpouseZelina Vega
Age35 years
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight98 kg-
Net WorthUS $3 million

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Aleister Black

Early Life

The birthplace of Aleister is Alkmaar, Netherlands. Aleister Black came into the world on 19th May 1985. The financial conditions of his family were relatively low. But his parents used to work all around the clock so that nothing gets less. They were always concerned about getting the food on the table. His father used to leave for work early at 6:30 am and come home in the afternoon. Then, Aleister Black used to find some jobs in the pre-afternoon time. His mother also used to work in the same way.

This kind of family environment helped him generate the best attitude and make the best out of everything. Aleister was always growing with a competitive mindset. He was a slim kid. Aleister loved sports. He used to love karate, swimming, and kickboxing. Aleister knew what he wanted from his early childhood days.

Aleister Black showed the same passion for tattoos at his growing age while nine years old when he said to his mom that he would get a tattoo. Then, he came to his house at his nineteen with quarter-sleeve. His mom replied that he wasn’t joking that day. Aleister had the plan of only getting one tattoo, but after one arm, it became another. However, he had said that he wouldn’t tattoo his neck; however, he couldn’t continue. And Aleister Black tattooed his neck, chest, legs, and now his body is like a canvas.



There are not many details about the educational background of Aleister available. However, he started his wrestling training in 2000.

Aleister Black


Aleister started his wrestling career on June 18, 2002. He started his career in the promotions of wrestling in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Aleister was part of the “Independent Circuit” in Europe, including the United Kingdom, and his ring name was “Tommy End” in the beginning.

Likewise, Aleister Black wrestled in the promotions of the tournaments like “Insane Championship Wrestling” (ICW), “Progress Wrestling,” “Pro Wrestling Holland”(PWH), ” Over the Top Wrestling” (OTT), “Pro Wrestling Showdown” (PWS) and “Revolution Pro Wrestling” (RPW). Aleister was also concerned about the promotion of international wrestling tournaments, “Big Japan Pro Wrestling” (BJW), “Pro Wrestling Guerilla” (PWG), and “Combat Zone Wrestling” (CWZ).

Aleister Black has even won numerous titles. “wXw World Light Heavyweight Champion,” “ICW Tag Team Champion,” “wXw Unified World Heavyweight Champion,” ” Progress Tag Team Champion,” and  ” wXw World Tag Team Champion” are some of his titles that honor him during his career to date. These achievements were between 2002 and 2016.

Moreover, Aleister signed a deal with “WWE” in June 2016 and started reporting in the “WWE Performance Center” on 19th October. And he officially debuted in the ring with the name of “Aleister Black” on January 7, 2017. Aleister Black also appeared with surprise in the finals of the “United Kingdom Championship Tournament” on 15th January. Aleister lost the match against Neville.

Similarly, Aleister began his “NXT Takeover: Orlando” journey on 1st April.  He took down “Andrade ‘Cien Almas” in the match. Aleister even won “NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III” and “NXT Takeover: War Games.” He won the “NXT Takeover: Philadelphia” on 27th January 2018. Aleister Black participated in “2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic” in March 2019. He teamed up with Ricochet to win the match.

Aleister Black made his official “Main Rister” debut in the eighteenth episode of “Raw” on February 18, 2019. He has been continuously being drafted from “Raw” to “Smackdown” and vice verse repeatedly. Aleister has been part of the “Smackdown” brand due to the “2020 Draft” in October 2020.

Aleister Black

Relationship/Personal Life

Aleister married Zelina Vega on 23rd November 2018. Zelina is also a professional wrestling player of the “WWE brand.”


Social Media

Aleister goes with the name of “aleister_black” on Instagram with 737K followers and “@WWEAleister” on Twitter with 187.2K followers. His all the photos on Instagram are in Black filter. There is no verified page of Aleister on Facebook.  But you will find several huge fans following fan pages on his name on searching his name on Facebook.


Net Worth

There are not many details about the net worth of Aleister, but according to, he has an approximate net worth of $3 million.


Nutshell Bio

The real name of Aleister is Tom Budgen. His current age is 35 years. He belongs to Dutch ethnicity. Aleister has an attractive height of 5 feet 11 inches along with a complimentary weight of 98 kg.