AEW talent reportedly believe that Malakai Black has been granted a conditional release

As previously noted, a source indicated to Raj Giri (former owner) that Malakai Black asked for a release from his AEW contract but it was denied. Giri wrote that Black reportedly “has repeatedly shown concerns about his mental health due to personal life and demoralization due to the booking and handling of his character.”

In an update on the situation, Sean Ross Sapp of 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.”