Malakai Black

Malakai Black Comments On Hiatus After Conditional AEW Release


Malakai Black has assured fans he will see them again soon following his conditional release from All Elite Wrestling.

Black parted ways with the company earlier this month, after reportedly being denied his requested release the first time.


It’s believed that a personal matter led Black to choose to take an extended hiatus from wrestling.

Black competed at Prestige Wrestling’s Perseverance event last night in Pomona, California, and made an announcement regarding his pro wrestling future.

“I understand all of you have questions. What am I doing, where am I going? On a serious note, understand that in due time, I will answer the majority of these questions. However, for the last 22 years of my life, I have never not once taken one step back and recalibrated my life and took a chance to look back at all the stuff I’ve done in-ring but the stuff I’ve done out of the ring. I’ve never done that because I always had this attitude of [horse blinders]. I’ve done that for my entire professional career because I had this one attitude towards wrestling that you have to think globally, not locally. If you think locally, you get stuck in one place. That applies to everything. If you want to branch out, you have to focus on the little thing. As cliche as that sounds, it’s what got me here to the United States. For the 22 years that I’ve given my absolute everything, please allow me to take a few weeks, maybe a few months, to recalibrate myself and put it in perspective. I promise you this is not goodbye, it’s ‘we’ll see each other soon.’”

It has been reported that Black could take a permanent break from wrestling, though this has not been confirmed by the former WWE NXT Champion.

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