Malakai Black left WWE last year and made his way to AEW. He eventually became the leader of the House Of Black. However, he has been battling demons for a long time and it was said that he requested his release from AEW and was denied.
In an update on the situation, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com tweeted that “AEW talent are of the belief that Malakai Black was granted his conditional release from AEW. His original request for release was denied. We’ve reached out to AEW for official word, but haven’t heard back. Anything personal/mental health related is not my business and will not be covered. Sending the fella the best. He’s such an amazing performer.”
When asked if the conditional release means Black can’t return to WWE, Sapp wrote “For now, that’s the word.”
Malakai Black teamed up with The House Of Black and faced off against Miro, Darby Allin and Sting at AEW All Out and lost in his final match in the company.
For now, that's the word. https://t.co/k9gk9La9sO
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 7, 2022