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 a 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 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.

Malakai Black has been on a path of destruction since his debut, as he defeated the likes of Cody Rhodes and the entire Nightmare Family. On this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Black squared off against Cody Rhodes for the third time.

This time around, Cody Rhodes managed to defeat Malakai Black after hitting a Cross Rhodes and a tiger driver ’98. Many fans were simply angered at this turn of events as they wanted Black to win.

Malakai Black took to his Instagram and reacted to his loss, as he claimed that he succeeded in what Black set out to do – destroying Cody Rhodes and his entire world.

The entire world is a graveyard, and if you think this was about putting my shoulders on the mat; you’re rudely mistaken. My job was to destroy you and your world. The entire world hates you, you’ve become the beast I set out to make you, and I was willing to sacrifice my blood for it. Enjoy the seeds I planted for months. House always wins. #HouseOfBlack

It remains to be seen what is next in store for both Malakai Black and Cody Rhodes, now that Black finally lost a match. From the looks of it, the two aren’t done feuding anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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