Aleister Black had a great run in NXT where he even won the NXT Championship and was a mainstay of the black and gold brand after debuting there in 2017.
In comparison, his main roster run left a lot to be desired and after a lot of shoddy booking decisions, Aleister Black was ultimately let go by the company back in June of this year.
Due to a clerical error on WWE’s part, Aleister Black was able to debut in AEW just over a month since his release. Aleister Black shocked fans and pro wrestlers alike when he debuted on this week’s AEW Road Rager and came to be known as Malakai Black.
Malakai Black attacked both Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson, laying them out with his Black Mass finishing move. Many pro wrestlers were elated at seeing Malakai Black in AEW and they want a match against him.
Popular AEW star the ‘Murderhawk’ Lance Archer took to Twitter and welcomed Malakai Black to the company and challenged him to match.
“Hey @TommyEnd “Welcome” to @AEW Let’s FIGHT one day! It would be KILLER! #AEWDynamite.”
Malakai Black saw Lance Archer’s tweet and wasted no time in giving a prompt reply to him in the only way he knows how as Black seemingly accepted the challenge in the process.
“If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips,”
Malakai Black made a huge impact in his AEW debut and we will have to wait and see if he will face off against Lance Archer eventually. Right now he has his sights set on Cody Rhodes.