Malakai Black got off to a huge start in AEW by feuding with Cody Rhodes. Black formed his own faction with Brody King and Buddy Matthews as well, but things never quite flourished for him as they should have.

As previously reported, AEW has given conditional release to Malakai Black. This is due to the fact that he needed time for his mental health. He also briefly commented on it during a recent indie show. As previously reported, AEW has given conditional release to Malakai Black.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Malakai Black still had several years left on his AEW contract before the company granted him a release.

He wanted out from AEW, and I guess we’ll see what happens. Obviously, he wanted to go back to WWE, and he had a lot of time left on his deal. I think 4 1/2 years are left on his deal. It’s really difficult to keep someone who’s unhappy under contract for that length of time.


Black also explained why he asked for his release from AEW in the first place. We will have to wait and see what will become of Malakai Black and if he’ll return to WWE or not.

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