Malakai Black issues public statement amidst reports of him being granted an AEW release

Malakai Black, who was reportedly granted a conditional release from AEW, competed at Prestige Wrestling’s Perseverance event on Saturday night in Pomona, CA. Following the match, Black said the following to fans about his status in wrestling…

“I understand that all you have questions… what I am doing, where I am going. In due time, I will answer the majority of these questions. However, for the last 22 years of my life, I have never not once taken a step back and re-calibrated my life. I took a chance to look back at the stuff I’ve done in-ring but also the stuff outside of the ring.”

“You’ve all been fantastic. Please allow me a few weeks, maybe a few months, to just re-calibrate myself. I promise you, this is not goodbye, this is just we’ll see each other soon.”