Malakai Black, formerly known as the Aleister Black, now has a new home.
It only took 35 days for Aleister Black to find a new home after being released by WWE on Wednesday, June 2. Prior to his release, he had just come back on the May 21 WWE SmackDown to seemingly start a program with Big E Langston as he cost him the Intercontinental Championship in a Fatal 4-Way that also included Apollo Crews, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn.
He made his debut in AEW as Malakai Black by attacking both Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson, laying them out with what was once called the Black Mass. Now, less than 24 hours since that moment, AEW has announced that Malakai Black is officially All Elite.
Reports revealed that the reason he was able to debut in AEW so quickly is due to an oversight by WWE following Aleister being called up to the main roster abruptly in 2019. Learn more here.