Buddy Matthews appears to be taking a hiatus from AEW in addition to Malakai Black

As seen during the September 23rd Grand Slam edition of AEW Rampage, Sting and Darby Allin defeated House of Black members Brody King and Buddy Matthews. Just weeks after Malakai Black was reportedly granted a release, Matthews announced during Fight Life Pro Wrestling that he will “need to go away for a while.” Matthews said the following to fans…

“Unfortunately tonight, I’m going to be the bearer of some unfortunate news. See as everyone knows, the House of Black has had some issues lately. But as all the members of the house, I’m speaking for them all, we want to thank you all for being members of the house but unfortunately, I, like some of the other members, need to go away for a while. I need to recalibrate. I need to figure out some things. But as my brother Malakai once said, this isn’t goodbye, this is just see you later.”

Fans have speculated about Matthews being one of the names that WWE contacted about possibly returning to the company. Ryan Frederick of F4WOnline.com wrote on the site’s message board that “the only guys that really want to go back are the ones who have significant others with the other company.” Earlier in 2022, it was revealed that Matthews started dating WWE’s Rhea Ripley.