During the last few days there has been speculation about the future of Malakai Black in All Elite Wrestling. Raj Giri of Wrestlinginc.com wrote on Twitter about his situation, assuring that the fighter has personal problems that would have led to the request for his departure.
“I heard that a star of AEW requested his departure, and follow-up sources indicate that it was Malakai Black. According to reports, has repeatedly shown concerns about his mental health due to personal life and demoralization due to the hiring and handling of his character,” Giri wrote on Twitter.
There has been a lot of controversy over that statement on Twitter in the last day, even Sean Ross Sapp, a Fightful journalist, tried to investigate without success, although All Elite Wrestling staff had detected problems with the fighter in recent months.
Finally, Mike Johnson, a journalist from PW Insider, has confirmed Black’s problems and his request for an exit request to Tony Khan. According to Johnson, the intention of the talent is to leave professional wrestling for a long period of time, perhaps permanently. It has not been confirmed that Tony Khan will facilitate the exit, but everything seems to indicate that it will be so, although he is also expected to participate in his match scheduled for All Out.
“We can confirm that by speaking to a source close to Black, that there has been a personal situation weighing on him and he has spoken privately of taking a long, perhaps permanent, break from professional wrestling, in order to address those issues,” wrote Mike Johnson. “It’s a difficult situation for all parties. Obviously, AEW doesn’t want to create a precedent where anyone who could potentially come back to WWE has a chance, but if something is wrong with Black’s mental or spiritual health, you also don’t want to risk him or anyone else accidentally getting hurt.” .
Malakai Black is currently in a rivalry with Darby Allin, Sting and Miro. Their stableHouse of Black, will face them this Sunday at AEW All Out. Black landed in AEW in 2021 and his move was controversial due to personal relationship with WWE Superstar Zelina Vega, who was fired and later rehired. It should be noted that Vega has not appeared on television since shortly after WrestleMania.