Former WWE Superstar and new AEW signee Malakai Black/Tommy End recently spoke to Metal Injection. The former NXT Champion discussed several topics during the interview, including how the booking at WWE is too 50/50 and why going to AEW was a quick thought process for him as a talent.
“That [joining AEW] was the immediate thought process,” Black told Metal Injection during the interview. “I was sick of it, even before everything went down.”
“Honestly, that’s [50-50 booking] the entire product right now,” Black continued, lamenting how WWE is booked in 2021. “There’s nothing really consistent. Everything changes week to week or is done to the point of beating it to death.”
Malakai Black then revealed that his wife Zelina Vega cried when the announcement of his release came through.
“It’s funny, but as soon as I got released, my wife started crying,” Black recalled. “And I actually started laughing because they built me up for 5-6 weeks, they made me come back [to SmackDown], and now they’re pulling me off TV again? I couldn’t take the whole situation seriously anymore.”
“I realized that this was not worth it anymore”, Black concluded. “I felt a huge relief and just started laughing, and I immediately knew that was the feeling of freedom and not having to deal with it anymore.”
Malakai Black made his AEW debut at the Road Rager Dynamite event just a few weeks ago.