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On tonight’s return to the road edition of AEW Dynamite, there had been more than one instance where the lights went out abruptly. It was obviously leading to someone showing up, and it turned out to be someone who’s been all over wrestling news as of late… Aleister Black/Tommy End… now known as Malakai Black.
In his segment, he actually knocked out Arn Anderson and Cody Rhodes with his signature kick, so definitely going after the top straight away.
The commentators did refer to the name Tommy End, however explained that the difference in his personality has created this new version of him, seemingly involving much of his character from WWE. In a very cool addition, he even still has unique eyes, thanks in part to Buddy Murphy.
This new version was also quite well teased by the man himself in a video that came out earlier today. Which also caused quite a stir among reporters.
Black was released from WWE only a month or so ago, however he seems to be the first of many to have left on good enough terms, that WWE decided to void the 90 day no compete clause.
Another very interesting twist is the fact that his wife, WWE superstar Zelina Vega, just returned to the WWE after her own controversial situation. Details of the whole situation remain to be seen, but it has certainly created some good interest in them.
It’ll be interesting to see how this saga unfolds, as Black’s character is another cool one added to the AEW roster!