Malakai Black’s tag team partner Brody King has finally debuted on AEW after parting ways with Ring Of Honor.
Former Ring Of Honor star Brody King was revealed as a member of Malakai Black’s ‘House Of Black’ during the former’s AEW debut, which occurred on this week’s edition of Dynamite on TBS.
It all went down at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, January 12. Penta El Zero Miedo had just scored a pinfall victory over Matt Hardy when he got on the mic to call out Malakai Black. The lights went out, and when they came back on, Black was standing in the ring. Black attacked both Penta and Penta’s hype man Alex Abrahantes but Varsity Blondes (Griff Garrison, Bryan Pillman Jr., and Julia Hart ) made the save and prevented Black from doing any more damage … for a few seconds at least.
Black laughed in the face of his three assailants, and then the lights went off for a second time. When they came back on, Brody King was standing in the ring. Black and King beat everyone up and stood tall as the segment drew to a close.
Brody King is a 34-year-old professional wrestler who cut his teeth in the Southern California independent scene while training at the prestigious Santinos Bros Academy in Los Angeles. Something of a late bloomer, King wrestled his very first match in 2015, but his rise to indie stardom was swift. In 2018, he made his Ring Of Honor as a member of Marty Scurll’s heel faction Villain enterprises.
The following year, King and his Villain Enterprises teammate PCO captured the ROH World Tag Team Championship when they defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) at ROH’s 17th Aniversary Show. The very next evening, King became a double champ when he and PCO teamed up with Scurll to win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title from The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia).
Earlier this year, King reunited with his old friend Malakai Black when Black made his shocking return to PWG after a five-year absence at the promotion’s Mystery Vortex VII event. Known collectively as The Kings Of The Black Throne, Brody King and Malakai Black defeated Black Taurus & Demonic Flamita PWG Threemendous VI to win the vacant PWG World Tag Team Championship.