Malakai Black may now be All Elite but the former Aleister Black has detailed the reaction of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to the new theme music he had ready for his return.
After a seven-month hiatus from WWE television, Aleister Black returned to TV in a variety of vignettes on SmackDown where he discussed a mysterious ‘Dark Father.’ Black then made his return inside the WWE ThunderDome when he attacked Big E during the 21st of May edition of SmackDown. The return was short-lived as Aleister Black was released from his WWE contract on the 2nd of June along with Braun Strowman, Ruby Riott, Lana, Buddy Murphy, and Santana Garrett.
For his return, Black had new theme music created by Brutality Will Prevail. Speaking on the Drinks With Johnny Show he revealed McMahon’s reaction to the new song.
“So, we record the song. I remember sitting with Vince McMahon in the office and I said, ‘Look, I’ve got this new song. It’s heavy as sh*t.’ He’s like, ‘Oh! Let me hear it.’ So I play the song for him and he’s like, ‘Does the volume change? Does the speed [change]?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, yeah, it’s coming. It’s going faster.’ So he listens to it and he’s like, ‘Wow.’ He’s like, ‘I mean, I don’t know what the f*** that was. I don’t think that’s music but hey, I’m 76-years-old, what the f**k do I know, right?’”
“So he basically gave me the OK but for some reason, we couldn’t mesh it out with — we have all the rights to the song but, I think that WWE’s worries are and I understand this part because it has happened in the past where they’ve used outside sources and then all of a sudden, even when everything contractual [is] done, someone goes, ‘Yeah, but I want royalties’ or, ‘I want this’ or, ‘I wanna have credit’ and then, it causes lawsuits, it causes issues so WWE does everything in-house which I understand.”
While fans may not have been able to hear that theme music for Black, fans will no doubt be excited to see what music accompanies the newly christened Malakai Black to AEW. Black shocked the world when he appeared at AEW Road Rager, delivering his Black Mass spin kick to both Arn Anderson and Cody Rhodes.