• Malakai Black Makes His 1st Comments After AEW Release
At the AEW All Out 2022 pay-per-view, Sting, Darby Allin & Miro defeated The House Of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews & Brody King).
After the match, Malakai blew a kiss to the fans while being on the stage and took a bow. Buddy & Brody then hugged him. This wasn’t shown on camera.
Raj Giri recently reported that Malakai requested his release from the company:
“I heard an AEW star requested their release, and follow up sources indicate it was Malakai Black.
He reportedly has repeatedly shown concerns about his mental health due to personal life and demoralization due to the booking and handling of his character.”
He was recently granted his conditional release from the company.
Black competed at last night’s Prestige Wrestling’s Perseverance event in Pomona, California.
After the match, he said the following about his status in pro-wrestling:
“I understand that you all 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.”
— DOUKI Love Blog (@hellawretched) September 18, 2022
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• Old School WWF Manager Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 92nd birthday of Old School WWF Manager The Coach (aka “The Golden Greek” John Tolos).
He did wrestle for various territories, as well as Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, during the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, before he joined Vince McMahon Jr.’s World Wrestling Federation in 1991 as heel manager The Coach.
Tolos only appeared on WWF TV for a few months in mid-1991, managing then Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and WWF newcomers The Beverly Brothers, before he left the promotion and joined Herb Abrams’ Universal Wrestling Federation.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 18, 1930 – May 28, 2009