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Fan Shares Heartwarming Malakai Black Story

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A fan has told a heart-warming story of their experience meeting AEW Star Malakai Black when he was on his way to a convention.

Malakai Black is a recent addition to the AEW roster, having made his debut for the company on July 7th at the special ‘Road Rager’ edition of Dynamite, where he attacked both Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson. This led to a lengthy feud between him and Rhodes’ Nightmare Family.

The ‘Dutch Destroyer’ defeated Arn Anderson’s son, Brock Anderson, Lee Johnson, Dustin Rhodes before defeating Cody yet again on their second encounter. However, the former TNT Champion finally defeated Black on a special Saturday night edition of Dynamite on October 23rd after driving him through a table outside the ring and putting him away with a Tiger Driver ’98.

Away from the ring, a wrestling fan has now shared a story that shows the softer side of Malakai Black. She said she was taking her child to Bluegrass Wrestling Con in Ashland, KY when she came across a “nice gentleman trying to find his way there”.

She showed him to the convention, and when they got to the ticket counter, he asked the attendant to give them VIP passes for the event which were worth $370 each. It turned out the gentleman in question was none other than Malakai Black, and he was the first person the fans took a picture with. You can read the full tale below.

Albert Hyland and I took Kei to this event today expecting to pay $25 a piece to go in and meet some retired wrestlers…

Posted by Jenny Barrett Cunningham on Saturday, November 6, 2021

While Cody might have defeated Malakai Black in their last encounter, Black sent a cryptic message to him on the most recent episode of Dynamite. He referenced the assassination of Julius Caesar, saying that “it wasn’t just Marcus that betrayed him”, implying that there is still more to come in the war between the two.