Malakai Black is one of the most imposing figures in All Elite Wrestling. As his popularity grows, so does the intrigue about the back story of his character. He was more than happy to go into detail about it in a recent interview.

Speaking with ComicBook.com, Black talked about his deteriorating eye makeup, as well as how he explains the existence of Aleister Black, his character in WWE. Malakai says the character was suffering from a manic episode during that time.

“A lot of people started really digging through my old stuff and really found a bunch of really cool creative things. They haven’t completely discovered everything that I’ve did already with Malakai or am doing as Malakai. But, one of the things that I can tell you is that when I released ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’ little movie, video trailer, teaser, whatever you want to call it.

He had this episode, this manic episode, where actually it was Malakai who orchestrated all of this and through the injury in his eye was able to kind of like fracture apart in being able to manifest himself through the eye. That’s also why this thing on my face keeps growing and growing because he becomes stronger and stronger, and it reacts to certain events and certain happenings. So in a way, it’s a continuation, but at the same time, there’s a layer above the layers.”

There you have it. As Malakai Black becomes stronger, the eye continues to become more disfigured. His run in WWE was the same character having a lengthy manic episode. The former Tommy End has put a lot of thought into his character, and it shows.

On last night’s AEW Dynamite, Malakai spit blinding mist on Julia Hart. He’s been running roughshod over anybody he decides to. His ruthless nature has made him one of the most popular wrestlers in the promotion.

What do you think of Malakai Black’s explanation of his character? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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