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By Mike Johnson on 2021-07-07 22:30:00

For those who were wondering (and I was among you, I assure you) how the former Aleister Black could debut tonight for AEW just a little over a month after he received his WWE release, we have the answer. is told that back when Tommy End was moved to the main WWE roster several years ago, the company failed to update his contract from the standard 30 day non-compete that NXT level talents receive to the 90 day non-compete that main roster performers are given.  So, what can only be described as a bad clerical error allowed End to be free and clear in time for the first episode of AEW Dynamite on the road and surprise everyone.    

The natural question is going to be whether other talents also had the same error, allowing them to appear ahead of the traditional 90 day non-compete elsewhere.  Obviously, there's no way to know unless they opt to make that publicly known before they pop up elsewhere.

Meanwhile, AEW announced the first official t-shirt for End, now christened Malaki Black:


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