During an appearance on Talk is Jericho, newly signed AEW wrestler Malakai Black spoke with Chris Jericho about his lift entrance in WWE NXT and where it came from.
“I got a text from Hunter one morning. He showed me this big lift that goes up. I said, ‘So, I lay on there and it comes up?’ He said, ‘Yea, it was going to be for Taker, but Taker was too heavy for it. What do you think of it?’ I said, ‘I’ll take it.”
Black also gave his opinions on Vince McMahon.
“At one point, you feel like you’ve thrown everything into the wall, which I did, and the rest is history. I’m very thankful for my time. I’m very thankful to Hunter. I’m very thankful to Vince. Since day one, Vince has always been very fond of me. I’ve always had good conversations with him, but I definitely think that there was a moment where Vince was like, I don’t know what to do with this guy, and everytime I would say, ‘Why don’t we do this?’, he would say, ‘Yea, maybe, maybe, maybe.’ I think Vince was very keen on figuring it out himself, but I think he never did. I think that is what put the nail on the coffin.”
Relive Black's lift-style entrance here:
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