Malakai Black made his debut on AEW Dynamite last month and immediately knocked out Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson. This signaled his intentions and that ruthless energy didn’t stop at AEW Homecoming.

Their feud has built up for the past month and it finally culminated on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite Homecoming. The two faced off against each other in the main event of the show, a match which Black won in definitive fashion.

In what was truly a one-sided match, Malakai Black laid waste to Cody Rhodes after Rhodes barely put up a fight. After the end of the match, Cody Rhodes seemingly teased his retirement.

Just as Rhodes began to remove his boots, Black returned to the ring and hit Rhodes with  a crutch. The show ended with AEW’s commentary team wondering if Black ended Cody’s career. After the conclusion of the show, Cody Rhodes’ wife Brandi Rhodes took to Twitter and blasted Malakai Black.


Disrespectful f*cker.

It seems Malakai Black’s feud with Cody Rhodes is only just beginning and it could result in a match at the AEW All Out pay-per-view on September 5th. We will have to wait and see what happens next.

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