Malakai Black Credits NXT For Him Being Viewed As Top Star, Says They Innovated Fast-Paced Presentation

Malakai Black recently spoke with Milwaukee Record for an in-depth interview promoting this week's AEW Dynamite on TBS, which takes place from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and serves as the "go-home show" for AEW & NJPW: The Forbidden Door pay-per-view on Sunday.

During the discussion, The House of Black member spoke highly of his time in WWE NXT, crediting the brand for him being perceived as a star in today's wrestling scene, and claiming the promotion is responsible for the more fast-paced, innovative style that is commonplace today in the business.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On WWE NXT being the primary reason he is considered a top star in today's wrestling scene: “From a platform of just conversing with people and getting my name out there, it’s obviously given me a platform and skills to have a continuation of what I’ve always done in wrestling but just giving me that larger stage and allowing me to translate what I do on a bigger platform. A lot of the smaller shows, even with NXT, were a massive part of that. It’s undeniable.”

On WWE NXT being responsible for the more fast-paced, innovative style that is commonplace today: “It’s shaped wrestling and it’s actually a conversation I had with William Regal not too long ago. Regal was also very much under the impression that what we did back then garnered a lot of eyes and made people think about how wrestling could be presented too.”

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