Brody King: MJF and Darby Allin Pushed For Me To Get Into AEW

Brody King has friends in Elite places.

Brody King popped up on AEW television back on January 12th, joining Malakai Black to form the House Of Black. Since then, Buddy Matthews has also joined the fold to create a trio that has been running through the AEW roster nearly every week.

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During his apperance on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, King talked about coming into AEW and who specifically pushed for him to get a spot within the company.

“It was just kinda weird. A lot of people that were excited for me to be there were also maybe campaigning for me to come there. Guys like MJF and Darby and there’s a whole list of people I used to work with on the indies and we all came up together. They would check in every couple months like ‘When is your contract up, when are you coming here’. Then obviously with the fallout of Ring Of Honor, the gears started turning a little bit more. I got into contact with Tony maybe the day after the [ROH] news broke. It happened rapidly. I would say the wheels really started turning when Malakai got released from WWE and we started putting this House Of Black/Kings Of The Black Throne thing together.”

When Tony Schiavone asked King about the teases that Malakai Black made in vignettes in December, King revealed his feeling out process and when he officially came on board.

“It was around Thanksgiving that we kinda made a handshake on it. Then everything started proceeding in December. It’s funny because I’d show up backstage and everyone would be like ‘Are you doing something tonight?’ and I'm like ‘No’. Then it’s ‘Are you signed yet?’ and I’m like ‘No.’ It was just the inevitable wait of putting pen to paper.”

CM Punk was another prominent name that wanted King in AEW, as he pushed for him in the AEW Full Gear Media Scrum. Click here to see his full comments.

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