Malakai Black

Malakai Black Comments On How Much Time He’s Able To Spend With Zelina Vega, More


During a recent appearance on The Zaslow Show on 790 The Ticket in Miami, AEW Superstar Malakai Black commented on how he became inspired to become a pro wrestler, how much time he’s able to spend with his wife Zelina Vega, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On wanting to be a pro wrestler at age five: “I saw one small clip, and I was hooked…I don’t know if it’s a Mandela Effect that I have a fake memory of wrestling, and Tony says this happened, but he can’t find the footage of it. I’m watching Yokozuna, and The Million Dollar Man in the ring. It’s that five-second clip that I saw with my dad on my couch that hooked me to wrestling…my mom and dad were not into wrestling. Professional wrestling is so integrated into the fabric of the United States. It’s such a U.S. thing. They never halted me from having interest in it.”

On finding time to spend with wife, Zelina Vega: “Do I see her as much as I want to? No, but we both made a conscious decision. The one we made years ago that we wanted to be professional athletes, and we know what comes with that. She’s no stranger to being on the road. She’s been doing this for 12 years, I’ve been doing this for 21 years. We made a commitment to each other, so yes, sometimes it gets tough, and yes, it requires extra travel and extra sacrifice, but at the end of the day you have to realize it’s temporary. It’s not going to last forever. I’m very aware of the mortality of being a professional wrestler or athlete…I say I have another five years on top, and another good five years left to help others get on top. So all in all if I can squeeze in a decade…this is what I will do until the day I die. I’m setting up a small performance center in the house that my wife and me are currently building close to Tampa. Our goal is to start training people, to get the next generation ready.”

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