Malakai Black and the House of Black have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in AEW, but it’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen Malakai Black in the ring. Black hasn’t wrestled since House of Black dropped the AEW World Trios Championship to The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn at All In, and he recently took to social media to address some rumors about his status.
Apparently there have been some rumors making the rounds claiming that Black has a bad back, but he insisted that’s not the case. He also stated that his back is not the reason why he hasn’t been wrestling singles matches, and he’s been off TV recently due to a minor injury.
“About a year ago or so, I made a video about rehabbing a back injury that I had, and the video shows the process of overcoming the injury, strengthening my back, etc. and after the video was posted, people got the idea that ‘oh he has a bad back and therefore a, b, or c’ which is not the case at all. And for some reason that has found its way back and again the narrative is ‘he’s not had singles matches because of the bad back etc., he nearly retired because of it.’ None of these things are true. Why am I not having singles matches? I don’t know. I think it’s because they really wanted us to do six-mans.”
“I was also not in six-mans to hide said non-existing injury. Again, rest assured I do not have a bad back. The reason why I’m at home right now is due to a minor injury, which is I had a slight calf tear and hyper-extension in my knee, which is almost nursed back and almost ready to go back on the road. I appreciate the concern, but the reality is I’m fine and you will see me sooner rather than later, but again, I appreciate the concern.”
Malakai Black addressed the rumors about his back injury via Instagram
Says he doesnt have a back injury anymore and doesnt know why Tony Khan isnt putting him in single matches
— ⚡️ (@AlllEliteZero) September 27, 2023