Aleister Black makes surprise debut on Dynamite as Malakai Black

Jul 7, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

The man formerly known as Aleister Black in WWE made his AEW debut last night on Dynamite under the name of Malakai Black.

Black showed up during a segment where Tony Schiavone was interviewing Arn Anderson. While Anderson was speaking, the lights went dark and when they came back on, Black was standing in the corner and delivered his Black Mass kick on Anderson, laying him out.

Cody Rhodes then came out to rescue Anderson and while Black at first backed off, he then delivered another Black Mass to Cody.

On commentary, Excalibur said that it’s the man he wrestled 15 years ago in Germany and called him Tommy End, before revealing his new AEW name. “That’s the eyes of a trained killer if you ask me,” said JR as the camera focused on Black’s face.

The fans popped huge for him and chanted “holy sh!t” as Black surveyed the damage he did.

Black was surprisingly terminated from his WWE deal last month and only had a 30-day no-compete clause. His wife, Zelina Vega, has just returned to WWE after she was fired in November.

7 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    Good tosee Tommy working. Guess AEW brain trust couldn’t think of a name so its Malakai instead of Aliester Black.. lol and the “E” we know has crappy write what can we say about AEW then

  2. Kent Lei says:

    Steve your so dumb lom. This isnt AEW name
    Its all tommy ends decision

  3. Mackdeezy says:

    Saw this coming. Way I see it though, is if you can find work, it is what it is, you do you. But I’m already dreading the usual here. What i’d like to see is him getting over on work ethic alome and not “hurr durr, WWE bad.” Is it really too much to ask?

  4. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    I wonder how many of the recent released talents are reviewing their contracts for “Clerical errors” regarding the no compete clause.

  5. Pisto75666 says:

    @Mackdeezy I don’t see that happening when AEW’s whole reason for being is “WWE bad” EVERYBODY with a brain saw this coming. At this point I think when someone’s left WWE just ask them when their AEW debut will be. Might as well.

  6. April Fangria says:

    Just saw an article stating that he was actually under an NXT contract, which has a 30 day non-compete clause, and not a WWE contract, which has a 90. If that’s true then WWE needs to review their contract procedures when talent moves up in the company

  7. Mike Oxmaul says:

    JR with ‘Tommy End or whatever he’s going to be called’ just sounds so amateur. Respsect for what JR has done, but it’s time to hang up the mic and embrace retirement

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