Aleister Black had a remarkable time in NXT as he became the NXT Champion and had several excellent matches. However, when he was called up to the main roster, Aleister Black largely floundered.
Aleister Black had been absent from WWE television for quite a few months as creative had no plans for him. Despite making a return on Friday Night Smackdown back in May and starting a new feud with Big E, Black was released by WWE.
Aleister Black has previously detailed how the last two years of his time in WWE were like a slow death and he had a lot of trouble dealing with WWE Creative on numerous aspects. After his AEW debut, he now goes by the name Malakai Black.
While speaking on Talk is Jericho, Malakai Black revealed that he wants to help influence the next generation of pro wrestlers and make them better, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered.
The good thing about being (in AEW), it’s such an amazing locker room with new and young talents. Some walk up to me and want information, and I’m glad I can do that because I feel, I’m 36 and I hope I’m blessed enough to go another 15 years, but we don’t have that guarantee. It might be five or six years and my knees or back give out.”
“I want to make sure that what I leave behind is not only a body of work that people can look at, but also be around for this generation of kids who will eventually inherit the business and say, ‘I picked up XZYZ from Malakai’ and I helped make them better. I want to help make the next generation of wrestling be better.”
Malakai Black defeated Cody Rhodes in a decisive manner on last week’s episode of AEW Homecoming in his in-ring debut. We will have to wait and see how he will be booked from now on. Hopefully, Malakai Black has longer than a few years left in the ring, but he isn’t going to stop any time soon.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes