Malakai Black signed with WWE in June 2016. He soon became one of the hottest acts in WWE NXT and became the NXT Champion. WWE released Black in June 2020 as part of the budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it appears Black revealed that a lot of people didn’t like him in NXT.

Malakai Black saw success in NXT as he won the NXT Championship in April 2017 at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. That said, his main roster run from 2019 to 2021 wasn’t all that memorable.

Malakai Black signed with AEW in July 2021 and while he initially had a subpar run, things are better now as he is one-third of the AEW trios champion as part of The House Of Black.

While speaking on the Undisputed podcast with Bobby Fish, Malakai Black talked about his time in NXT. The former Aleister Black revealed that a lot of people didn’t like him in NXT.


“I remember when I was the quote-unquote, like, chosen one in NXT and I did not have a lot of friends because everybody wanted to be the chosen one, you know what I mean?

I had a lot of people that did not like me because of that and I was just going like, ‘I’m sorry guys. I didn’t do anything on purpose’. But it was just the way that the industry was at the time and what the quote-unquote machine picked at that time.”

The House of Black are the reigning AEW Trios Champions and have been booked well so far as the champions. While Matthews and King have competed in the ring, Black still hasn’t on AEW Collision. We’ll have to see when that will happen, as Black will likely face off against Andrade El Idolo soon.

What’s your view on this story? Are you glad Malakai Black is in AEW? Let us know in the comments!

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