Malakai Black says he couldn't think of a place where he better fits in than AEW.
Malakai Black, the former Aleister Black in WWE, burst onto the scene in AEW and immediately made an impact by taking out Arn Anderson and squash and Cody Rhodes in quick fashion at AEW Homecoming.
After spending many of these days on the WWE main roster sitting on the sidelines, Black is now openly talking about how excited he is to be in AEW and also Praises how much creative control he has.
Speaking with Bleacher Report, Black says that he is looking forward to using his two decades in the industry the help elevate young talent and also enjoy the amount of creative freedom that he has been given.
"I had a plan, and I think the only place in my head where this plan would come to fulfillment is AEW," Black said. "The company is young, fresh, and exciting. It brings an edge that professional wrestling has sorely needed. This character that I have clearly has a kind of edge to it that I could only portray in AEW. My agent communicated my thoughts to Tony Khan and he loved it. We had a quick conversation and then a long two- or three-day period where we were communicating a lot. The rest is history and the impact has been seen."
Black added, "My creative input is almost 100 percent. I will send my ideas to Tony [Khan], and he will either give his thoughts on it or sign off on it. The locker room itself is absolutely great. It's a group of people who will fight tooth and nail to get things done.
"There is a huge amount of talent in that locker room. I feel that after 21 years of being in this business, I can help that new generation and younger kids who will inherit this business and help them discover themselves. I can ask them the questions that will allow them to start the thinking process to make themselves better."
Black will continue his crusade against the Nightmare Family on Wednesday, August 25 when he faces Brock Anderson. Learn more here.