Aleister Black was 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. Then he showed up in AEW prior to any 90-day non-compete clause ending, because he only had 30-day non-compete clause thanks to a clerical error on WWE’s part.

Aleister Black previously detailed how the last two years of his time in WWE were like 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.

He had a great time in AEW so far, as Malakai Black picked up a dominant victory over Cody Rhodes recently. Many fans also wonder if he will ever make his way back to WWE.

While speaking on the Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, Malakai Black was asked if he will ever return to WWE. Black made it clear that he has no intention of ever coming back to WWE.


“I think AEW is making really cool waves. It’s a great company to be a part of, and I think I came in at the right time.

I don’t see myself going back to WWE, and it’s not out of spite. That’s just because I feel this is a right move for me. This is a better position for me.”

Malakai Black is certainly happy in AEW and that is unlikely to change anytime soon, so it seems fans will have to stop hoping to see him return to WWE somewhere down the line.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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