Malakai Black

Dutch professional wrestler

Tom Büdgen (born 19 May 1985) is a Dutch professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and competes under the ring name Malakai Black.

Malakai Black
Black at a WWE house show on May 12, 2017
Born (1985-05-19) May 19, 1985 (age 38)
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aleister Black
Malakai Black
Tommy End
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Billed from"The Lodge in Amsterdam"
Amsterdam, Holland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Trained byBob Schrijber
Chris Hero
Johnny Kidd
Mike Quackenbush
Nigel McGuinness
Debut18 June 2002

He is also known for his time wrestling in WWE where he wrestled under the ring name Aleister Black and was a one-time NXT Champion. Büdgen has also competed for Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), Progress, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), and Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw).

During his time in AEW, Black has been a one-time AEW World Trios Champion.

Career change

All Elite Wrestling change

On 7 July 2021 at Road Rager, Black debuted with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) by hitting the Black Mass on both Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson.[1] Black made his AEW in-ring debut on the 4 August at Homecoming where he defeated Cody Rhodes.[2]

Black would form a tag team with Brody King called the Kings of the Black Throne on the 12 January 2022 edition of Dynamite.[3] Later on, the debuting Buddy Matthews would join them after their match and attack Death Triangle (Pac and Penta Oscuro). The three would call themselves The House of Black.[4]

At Double or Nothing, the House of Black defeated Death Triangle (Pac, Penta Oscuro, and Rey Fénix). After their win, Julia Hart betrayed The Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison) by coming down to the ring and joined the House of Black after months of teasing it.[5]

On March 5, 2023 at Revolution, the House of Black defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) to win the AEW World Trios Championships. This gave Black his first championship in AEW.[6] They would lose the titles to Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens) at All In.[7]

References change

  1. "Malakai Black/Aleister Black debuts on AEW Dynamite Road Rager". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  2. "8/4 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of "Homecoming" with Malakai Black vs. Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera, Miro vs. Lee Johnson for the TNT Title, The Bunny vs. Leyla Hirsch for a shot at the NWA Women's Title, Christian Cage vs. The Blade". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  3. "AEW Dynamite Results (1/12/22): Sammy Guevara Defends TNT Championship Against Daniel Garcia, CM Punk vs. Wardlow, Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb + More!". Fightful. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  4. "Buddy Matthews Makes AEW Debut On 2/23 AEW Dynamite". Fightful. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  5. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Hangman Page vs. CM Punk for the AEW Championship, MJF vs. Wardlow, Thunder Rosa vs. Serena Deeb for the AEW Women's Title, Owen Hart Cup tournament finals, The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus vs. Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland for the AEW Tag Titles". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  6. "AEW Revolution results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Bryan Danielson in an Iron Man match for the AEW World Championship, Jamie Hayter vs. Saraya vs. Ruby Soho in a three-way for the AEW Women's Title, Jon Moxley vs. Hangman Page in a Texas Death match, Samoa Joe vs. Wardlow for the TNT Title, The Elite vs. House of Black for the AEW Trios Titles". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  7. "AEW All In results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship, Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho, CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe for the Real World Title, Stadium Stampede". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 4, 2023.

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