AEW News

Malakai Black Says It “Sometimes Gets Tough” Being Apart From Zelina Vega

Malakai Black and Zelina Vega backstage

Malakai Black has opened up about the difficulties of being a member of the AEW roster while married to a WWE Superstar.

Black was released from his WWE contract on June 2nd, 2021 after five years with the company. He then made an impactful debut with AEW on July 7th at the special ‘Road Rager’ edition of Dynamite, attacking both Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson.

The ‘Dutch Destroyer’ married Zelina Vega back in 2018 when the two were still members of the WWE roster. Speaking on ‘The Zaslow Show‘, Black spoke about the challenges the two face now that they work for different promotions.

“Do I see her as much as I want to? No, but we both made a conscious decision. The one we made years ago that we wanted to be professional athletes, and we know what comes with that. She’s no stranger to being on the road. She’s been doing this for 12 years, I’ve been doing this for 21 years. We made a commitment to each other, so yes, sometimes it gets tough, and yes, it requires extra travel and extra sacrifice.

However, he ended on a positive note saying that the situation isn’t going to last forever.

But at the end of the day, you have to realize it’s temporary. It’s not going to last forever.”

Malakai Black is currently embroiled in a feud with Cody Rhodes and the Nightmare Family, the two are set to face off for the thirs time at a special Saturday edition of AEW Dynamite on October 23rd.

Meanwhile, Zelina Vega has made her way to the final of the Queen’s Crown tournament and will battle Doudrop to determine the winner at WWE Crown Jewel on October 21st.

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.