Malakai Black has told an amusing story about how his AEW surprise debut was almost ruined ahead of the show.
Black’s first Dynamite appearance came as a surprise to everybody since he only had a 30-day WWE non-compete clause instead of 90 days, and he worked very hard to make sure it remained a secret.
However, on the latest edition of AEW Unrestricted, he spoke about a close call that nearly ruined the whole thing. He said:
“There was one moment as I’m driving in, and this was just one of those, ‘Oh s**t, all is lost’. I’m driving in, and there’s two fans walking about six feet away from my car, and I just go, *sighs*. But, for some bizarre reason, they didn’t look my way.
“I was with Josiah (Williams) from Wrestle and Flow, he was documenting a bunch of stuff, and (inaudible) we held our breath, and they just walked passed us. At that point, I said, ‘Hey dude, I’m gonna hop in the back of the car, you drive, and I’ll just cover myself in suitcases and jackets and whatnot’.
“That was a little too close for comfort, but hey, we did it.”
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During the same appearance on Unrestricted, Malakai Black told the full story about the creation of his awesome AEW ring entrance, which you can read at this link.
Black currently has a 5-0 record in AEW and faces Dante Martin on Dynamite this coming Saturday.