Malakai Black does not have any serious injuries.
The former AEW Trios Champion has not wrestled for the company in over a month in six-man matches and has not had a singles match since Forbidden Door 2022.
Having previously discussed a severe back injury in 2022 that Black stated nearly forced him into retirement, fans have expressed their concerns for the House of Black member with some going as far as to say that Black might be considering retirement. However, according to Black, this is not the case.
Black posted an update to the fans on his Instagram story. Being grateful and understanding that people are discussing his well-being, Black revealed that he has been off-screen as he is dealing with a minor injury and he will be back soon, but there is nothing wrong with his back:
“Something that I want to quickly address. I understand this is done from a perspective of caring, and I appreciate the fact that people care and that it comes from a good place. About a year ago, I made a video about rehabbing a back injury that I have. The video shows the process and strengthening my back. After the video was posted, people started bringing up this idea, ‘Oh, he has a bad back, therefore, ABC,’ which is not the case at all.
For some reason, that has found its way back and the narrative is ‘he has not had singles matches because he has a bad back and nearly retired.’ That’s not true. Why I’m not having singles matches? I don’t know. I think it’s because they want House of Black to do six-mans. I was not in six-mans to hide a non-existing injury.
Rest assured, I do not have a bad back and the reason I am home right now is because, well, due to a minor injury. I had a slight calf tear and a hyperextension 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,”
When Did Malakai Black Last Wrestle For AEW?
Malakai Black’s most recent match for the promotion was at the All In pay-per-view inside Wembley Stadium. At All In, the House of Black would lose the Trios Titles to The Acclaimed and Bad Ass Billy Gunn in the penultimate match of the night.
TJR Wrestling would like to wish Malakai Black a full and speedy recovery,
H/t to Fightful.