Malakai Black’s run in AEW has been nothing of a mixed bag since leaving WWE. He got some wins over top stars like Cody Rhodes at first, but then he and the House of Black faction fell into obscurity. Now there’s some possible stunning news.
During the media scrum for All Out, AEW President Tony Khan was asked about the possibility of Black leaving after The House of Black lost to Darby Allin, Sting, and Miro followed by the trio hugging at the top of the stage and Black thanked the crowd by bowing and waving.
Khan did not respond to the comment. However, on today’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez talked about how it felt like All Out was Black’s last night.
“They cheered him, he blew a kiss, he bowed, and he left. Man, I thought, ‘this dude is done,’” Alvarez stated, to which Meltzer added, “I think he’s done.” Then Bryan Alvarez continued the discussion.
“I don’t know if he’s done because Tony was asked about it, and Tony didn’t answer. He said he couldn’t talk about it. If he’s not leaving, then why didn’t you say no, he’s here.
Meltzer stated that Khan did the same thing with MJF in the summer by not commenting on the situation. However, that was part of the worked storyline.
“I certainly felt that reaction and everything…what’s interesting about it a couple of weeks ago about ‘oh, Triple H is back, and he’s gonna want all of these guys back’ and the two names mentioned were Adam Cole and Malakai Black. And he [Khan] said they’re under contract for five more years….four more years…and now two weeks later Malakai Black is waving goodbye or is seemingly waving goodbye. If it was just him blowing a kiss and it means nothing, Tony wouldn’t have said I can’t talk about it unless it’s an angle, and I don’t think…it didn’t feel like an angle. Also, the thing is that he took the pin. He had the mist blown in his face. He had his own gimmick done on him by Sting. He got pinned by Darby. If they were going to win that match, that’s Buddy Matthews’ role.”
Ringside News will monitor Malakai Black’s role with AEW. The company has enough scandals that came out of the pay-per-view last night and the incidents will be talked about for a good while.
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