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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