Wrestling what appeared to be his final AEW match at All Out, Malakai Black all but confirmed his departure – or at the very least, hiatus – when he bowed and blew a kiss to the fans post-match. It was confirmed in the days after All Out that he’d been granted a conditional release. However, it now appears The House of Black is coming back to full strength.
Posting to Twitter with the caption, “An elegy of the forgotten”, the thirteen-second teaser was accompanied by subsequent vignettes from Brody King, Buddy Matthews, and Julia Hart.
An elegy of the forgotten pic.twitter.com/RINNLoUaRi
— Malakai Black (@malakaiblxck) October 28, 2022
What, exactly, this means for Malakai Black’s future, let alone The House of Black’s, remains to be seen.
Jim Cornette Has Been Left Disappointed By Malakai Black In AEW
Enjoying a stint in All Elite Wrestling of just over a year, Malakai Black contested feuds with the likes of Cody Rhodes, Death Triangle, and Sting and Darby Allin to mixed reviews. Many believe ‘The Dutch Destroyer’ quickly fell down the pedestal following his euphoric July 2021 debut.
Jim Cornette is among those who’ve been left disappointed and feeling let down by the run. Detailing his hatred of Black’s AEW tenure on a recent Jim Cornette Experience podcast, the acclaimed wrestling personality detailed how he believes Malakai was eyeing up a WWE return:
“This guy has been a disappointment since the start. Remember he looked good, we thought, ‘Okay, guy looks like a bad*ss. Had some buzz about him, came in, did the thing with Cody, and then all of a sudden supernatural city came in, and every match of his, he would have a good match that would go in the toilet because he was playing some kind of spooky mind games with people. Then he gets a group around him and they cater to him until he realises he ain’t getting over, and then he wants to go back to where he kinda got over a little better.”
Malakai Black has wrestled just once since All Out, defeating Kidd Bandit for Prestige Wrestling two weeks thereafter.