Malakai Black is in AEW now, but he still has plenty of memories from his time in WWE. It turns out that a couple of those stories are rather painful, especially one where he was injured.

During Zelina Vega’s Twitch stream, Malakai Black revealed that he once strained his MCL in a match where he shouldn’t have been injured. This was a match against an enhancement talent on WWE RAW, because his opponent checked his kick.

“I strained my MCL once during a live episode of Raw when I wrestled an enhancement talent. He checked a low kick that he wasn’t supposed to check, I guess because he got scared, he kind of turned in and he wasn’t supposed to turn in. I’m anticipating (direct contact) but because he turned in a different way, he stepped out and I strained my MCL. I was like, ‘Oh shit.’ It was during the period where I was running through people. I remember I was going to leg sweep him as well and just pushing through it. It felt like my lower leg was hanging. Every time I did something, I had to flex my quads and hamstring to feel I was pulling my knee back in position. It was terrible.“

Pro wrestling is all about trust between the people in the ring and checking a kick is not a move that Black was expecting. He was injured because of that, but odds are the enhancement talent got one brutal receipt out of the deal.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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