Malakai Black, FKA Aleister Black, Debuts on AEW Dynamite

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AEW Dynamite Road Rager has proven to be a night of surprises. Perhaps the biggest of the night began with an in-ring promo with Arn Anderson. He spoke highly about being in Miami, which earned him a massive ovation. However, before he could get further, the lights temporarily went out. When they reemerged, standing in the ring with Anderson was Malakai Black, formerly known as Aleister Black in World Wrestling Entertainment and Tommy End on the independent scene.

Malakai Black immediately put down Anderson with his trademark spin kick. This promoted Cody Rhodes, who defeated QT Marshall in a South Beach Strap Match earlier in the night, to rush the ring. Not unlike Anderson, Rhodes became the recipient of a spin kick as well. Silent still, Black made his way out of the ring. On commentary, Excalibur noted that this wasn’t the Tommy End that he knew. Rather, it was a different being entirely.

As Aleister Black, AEW’s newest star signed with WWE in the summer of 2016. During his time in the company, he won the NXT Championship and became one-half of the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winners alongside Ricochet. He would soon make his way to the main roster, competing on SmackDown and Raw alike. On June 2 of this year, he was released from the company along with other WWE Superstars.

A video posted on Tommy End’s Instagram account provided further context into this new character. Essentially, Malakai Black is the latest demon that possessed the vessel of his body; Aleister Black was another such demon that accomplished such a feat, and before that was Tommy End. What will this sinister demon bring to All Elite Wrestling? Tune into AEW Dynamite every Wednesday at 8 PM EST for further developments.

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