Now we know why Tommy End released a vignette teasing a new character/identity this afternoon (July 7). We also probably know why the lights went out during the opening match at AEW Dynamite Road Rager in Miami’s James K. Knight Center.
About an hour into the show, when Arn Anderson was in the ring with Tony Schiavone for an interview, the arena went dark again. It took longer for the lights to come up this time, and when they did, the artist formerly known as Aleister Black was there.
Tommy End took out Anderson. Then when Cody Rhodes appeared to save his coach, End first feigned backing off, then he took out Rhodes with the kick formerly known as Black Mass, too.
As everyone was catching their breath, Excalibur tied the big debut to the video from this afternoon. This wasn’t Tommy End... this was Malakai Black.
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