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 month since his release. Aleister Black shocked fans and pro wrestlers alike when he debuted on last week’s AEW Road Rager and came to be known as Malakai Black.

President of The United States Joe Biden recently stated that he finds non-compete clauses ridiculous. While speaking on Twitch stream, Malakai Black was asked about Joe Biden wanting to change non-compete clauses in the country.


Malakai Black stated that there should be a middle ground when it comes to non-compete clauses in WWE and that something definitely needs to change.

“There is a middle ground. From a business point of view, I understand having a non-compete. As a person who works on TV, I understand that they want separation between you going from one place to another. I get that. Do I think it needs to be three months? No. That’s the standard contract. Obviously, with me, you guys know what happened. Something definitely needs to change and maybe there needs to be better prior notice. One of the things that I don’t think is completely accurate is ‘hey, today we decided to do that and we’ll follow up on it.’ I think you need a little more notice, but it’s a different process.”

We will have to wait and see if non-compete clauses in WWE will eventually be changed. Regardless, Malakai Black is happy working in AEW and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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