All Out in Chicago was a big night for AEW but it appears Malakai Black has dropped a major hint that he’s leaving the company after his trios match on the show.
At All Out, Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews – representing the House of Black – took on the team of Miro, Darby Allin, and Sting in trios action. In a hard-fought contest, it was Allin, Sting, and Miro that picked up the victory, keeping The Icon’s undefeated streak in the company intact.
Rumours had emerged before the event over uncertainty regarding Malakai Black’s AEW future despite the star signing a five-year deal with the company in July 2021. As noted by Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc, Black has expressed concerns about his mental health due to his personal life and displeasure over the way that his character has been presented.
There have been conflicting reports around Malakai Black in recent weeks, with a recent update from Fightful Select suggesting that while the star was unhappy any issues had been “smoothed over to some degree.”
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer was the one to note that after the House of Black lost at All Out, Malakai Black blew a kiss to the Chicago crowd and took a bow, implying that the AEW faithful could be saying goodbye to the Dutch star once and for all. Black’s wife Queen Zelina Vega is still a part of the WWE roster.