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[AEW Dynamite Anniversary Spoilers] Epic Malakai Black shot. 📸 @kimberlasskick

[AEW Dynamite Anniversary Spoilers] Epic Malakai Black shot. 📸 @kimberlasskick

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MyNewAccountIGuess11

Man, Malakai Black is intimidating


FemaleSmark

The way he just looms over Dante like grim reaper himself. Absolute super villain shit.


svenhoek86

If Kenny is Sephiroth, Malakai is Ruby Weapon.


StickmanCinema

Fucking hell. Ruby Weapon flashbacks.


HEYitzED

Who is Emerald then?


T_Exige

Marufuji Naomichi "Emeraldooo Frosion"


Blazefire33

I like it. Now who is Kefka?


wote89

If he turns heel, I think Cody'd actually slot into that place quite nicely.


PM_ME_LANCECATAMARAN

Clown paint might trigger him though


wote89

Yes, but it'd be worth it to hear Cody yell at a bunch of faces that they all sound like pages from a self-help book.


PM_ME_LANCECATAMARAN

Son of a ~~submariner~~ plumber


wote89

All right, now hear me out on this: Dustin as General Leo.


Space_Lord_MF

Nah. Kefka was never a remotely even decent person.


wote89

Depends on how you look at it. Some of the NPC dialogue in Vector suggests Kefka may have been a victim of the imperfect Magitek infusion process whose worst tendencies were further pushed by Gestahl.


CrepusculrPulchrtude

Pain maker jericho? A bit of the makeup, a bit of the nihilism. It's a stretch but it's what I've got


Jonax

That'd make MJF Seifer then, right?


Red_Mage_Riot

Last known photograph of the late Dante Martin.


Ijustate1000pies

RIP to a young King


VagrantShadow

This is a shoot from a lost camera picked up in Philly. The folder this photo was held in, in the camera was The Malakai Black Project.


amhlilhaus

He was Such a bright future he had


WhoElseButQuagmire11

I didn't vote for him Please someone understand the reference, I would be impressed.


CrepusculrPulchrtude

You don't vote for kings. Had to validate you


WhoElseButQuagmire11

Thank you. It was such an obscure comment and the direct quote didn't work, so I'm impressed.


Lewdogger

No watery tarts here.


FlewInFromStupidTown

This is what impending Death looks like. Black's aesthetic is just perfect right now. Photogenic af.


lavaspike296

Dude just oozes badassery. His matches in AEW still need to catch up to his matches in NXT (but they've still been terrific), but his character work, promo work and his overall appearance are on a level like nothing I've never seen in wrestling. I know people say he's the babyface because he's feuding with Cody, but when he actually turns babyface, I hope he gets to feud with a faction and we get to see him playing Sting-vs-nWo mind games.


poopship462

He hasn’t had a really exciting opponent to wrestle yet in AEW, but I have a feeling this Dante match will be his best one yet.


Sentinel451

His aesthetic reminds me of the band Heilung. When I see him I expect to hear drums, chants, and the clacking of bones.


Bigalbass86

That is a fantastic shot.


20minutes40years

Lio Rush and Top Flight is a fuckin' trio, man. Hope that's where it's headed. Until then Dante gonna die.


Ijustate1000pies

Rather have Private Party break away from Hardy and join Lio. I dig the Matt Sydall with Top Flight.


Jreynold

And Butcher/Blade join Malakai Black. Matt Hardy can keep... uh... TH2 and Jora Johl.


Ijustate1000pies

Rather have Brody King join the House of Black with Triple B and that be the Monster Trio... That or Captain Cave Man leaves the Factory for Bear Country


amhlilhaus

That guy hss a next level look


brlc14

I'm still upset over AEW not putting the caveman in Jurassic Express.


OneOfTheOnly

People keep talking about putting Butcher and Blade with Malakai like it makes any sense more than them all just wearing black They don't have similar/compatible characters at all I don't see what good blowing up the HFO does either, they're honestly just now starting to actually find an identity as a stable


Particular-Story5788

Seeing them all in the ring together, talking shit about the Dark Order, made them look like one of the episodes of Batman where the villains team up to take him on.


eriddler87

Black has apparently talked about the faction he wants if he can get it in AEW and mentioned them and Abadon. So that's why everyone keeps bringing it up.


gamehawk0704

Id like TH2 to do their own thing.


jacksonvstheworld

Perfect mouthpiece and great wrestler to make that team into a trio


rosefuri

I just can't believe WWE couldn't figure out what to do with this guy and then fired him. Now he's basically AEW's undertaker. wild shit.


Known-Ad7468

The most baffling thing is that they give him all these vignettes and promos for his father character and then just fired him. In NxT Tommy End was really charismatic and fantastic in the ring but you could say he was not the best promo. But on his two years on the main roster, he had to work a lot on that to be on TV and so basically WWE fired him at the moment when he was a total package. Great for AEW I guess. He ´s a fucking star and he still didn´t have the great match we all know he can have. It´s his character work that made him this big star. That tells you a lot about Tommy End´s genius and ceiling in AEW.


AccountMitosis

And with the contract mishap, he didn't even really have time to cool off before coming straight into AEW. Like giving him an extra boost to send him on his way-- one that he hardly needed, but it just made it even easier for him to slide into that energy right away, I think.


Known-Ad7468

Yeah you´re right, the fact that he could start almost right away with AEW was a blessing for him. He had this big debut. Maybe it would have been a little bit more difficult if he started after Punk, Danielson and Cole.


Fuggins4U

Oh hell, that's freaking cool.


bayleysgal1996

For some reason this picture reminds me of the version of “O Death” from Until Dawn.


Red_Mage_Riot

If that song was a guy, it'd probably be Malaki, yeah.


el_sh33p

I dunno, man. The Jen Titus version from Supernatural has that sick humming and drums going for it: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScP5Nv-EhZI](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScP5Nv-EhZI) I could honestly see that *being* Malakai's theme at a special event or something.


agentb719

legit horror movie looking picture


SpeedZ6

Malakai escaped The Village. William Hurt couldn't contain him.


zachdawizard

"There's plenty of toll that needs to be collected"


Ahambone

Hell yeah we A24 now baby


AceCreatorzzz

He looks like a fucking wendigo milliseconds from a kill. Absolutely the best look in wrestling right now with nothing even close.


fellongreydaze

You were expecting Dante Push but it was me, ~~Dio~~ Malakai Victim


Azhurin13

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SomeUserOnTheNet

Every time I see the KONO DIO DA face, I get irrationally angry


hikingbeginner

When the lights came back on I was saying "FLY DANTE FLY FLY" at my TV lmao RIP Dante.


sliceanddic3

reading uzumaki right now and that spiral tattoo on his arm just makes him even even more horrifying


AccountMitosis

oh god I am not ready for AEW to be infected with spirals ...unless, weebs that they are, they figure out a way to turn it into spiral *energy* and then Gurren Lagann happens. They have wrestlers in enough size categories that you could feasibly do a "cruiserweight piloting a heavyweight piloting a hoss" sort of thing lol.


wote89

Don't forget having Marko or Riho piloting the cruiserweight. :P


lordredegg

Malakai Black ain't the biggest wrestler in the locker room, but damn his aura is always so fucking massive


Curious_Historian2

So cool!


AceMorrigan

It's a little thing, but Dante's face really sells the dread of what he knows is standing behind him. Straight out of a horror movie. Love it.


Jammy_9

AEW now has its own darker, creepier version of the AJ/Taker meme


Ijustate1000pies

Damn, Dante... You were too young to be dead so soon. RIP King


Setzuriel

Why? Everybody dies.


toodarkmark

Give me a book of Malakai pictures. This is fire.


TetrisTech

The angle Dante is looking at makes this look like it’s straight out of a horror movie


TJ_McWeaksauce

Could be a shot from the sequel to the horror movie, The Ritual. The Ritual 2: How Malakai Got His Groove Black


OwnedIGN

Butcher and blade should work for the House of Black. It’s staring us all in the face. KHAN, it’s right there, man!


MrErnie03

Awesome. Looming forward to this match


[deleted]

This is how my cat watches me before I feed him in the morning


Mantuantu

Ok wtf that's so sick


CELTICPRED

He's been around a few months now and still no awesome replica mask anywhere to be seen 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


Hycran

I was never a big fan of Tommy End or WWE Spooky guy, always felt he was just trying too hard and wasn’t really punching above his weight. But now I’m largely sold. Adding in mist in a way that isn’t hokey might have sealed the deal, but this guy is legit as both a character and a worker. I’d like to see him get a run as TNT champion, then eventually gave a short run as tag team champion in an odd couples duo just to freshen up his character before putting him back in the upper mid card.


FishingForAl

Wow, fucking dope picture. I can't even take a good picture of my dog when he's holding still.


Newshole

Holy *shit.* This photo is incredible! I love this, wow.


KingOfElysium

damn that's cool,almost feels like a still from a horror film.


JRFisher85

If that was from a movie, the next shot would just be a blood splatter.


Pariahbot

I love it and I love the matchup. So many of their young guys are getting cool opportunities. And I like adding Lio to Dante/Top Flight’s act. This should be a really fun match.


heartbreakhill

Jesus Christ Kim does **not** miss


Subrick

He legit looks like a malevolent, ghoulish spirit that’s manifested from nothing in order to violently fuck up anyone and everyone in his path. In three months on AEW programming, he has become the modern Undertaker that promotions have been trying to create for the past 20 years.


NerdLawyer55

Shiiiiit, he’s right behind me isn’t he


KgDawk21520

did not like him on wwe , did not understand the hype. but right now he was a very unique aura for him in aew , and i'm all for it.


amhlilhaus

That is metal


ThatWrestlingGuy15

Man what a shot


rexmundi69

That looks like a very compelling horror movie pic. The Inferno finally found Dante.


Zed619

I would love to see Dante go to the darkside out of this. Have him lose to Black then come out the next week as one of his disciples.


dsmithscenes

A friend theorized this is what will happen. A "forced initiation" into the House of Black.


RandomWave000

love this shot


pate604

It looks like a teen horror flick


Pagliaccio13

I started rewatching the Hannibal series a few days ago, and you know how at the end of the 1st season Will sees Hannibal as a dark stag man... For a second there I though Black will kill and eat the poor guy


CuppaCoffeOF_TA

Real SCP energy


Mr-GameAndWrestling

This should be a movie poster, for real.


toadofadown

I love AEW. Holy shit.


Cordaner

Honestly, Black reminds me of Jin from Ghost of Tsushima with his get up


Brochismo91

Good thing Vince and Bruce couldn't figure out how to present Black, this incarnation of his character has been great so far.


THISISDAM

Man, that is a fantastic shot. On the wall worthy.


YoMothaFlippin

very hard to not get an epic shot from malakai with that gear tbh


VonLinus

Looks like the horned god imo


Commando_Wraith

Picture taken moments before disaster


hey_mermaid

What a PERFECT match-up for October. Like a wrestling take on a slasher film... young guy out there having a good time... a little bit of ego... and all of a sudden way out of depth with a paranormal killer he can barely comprehend. So excited to see this play out.


rclayton1313

Holy Shit, she's so good


msctex

If this has already been commented upon to death and I've just missed it, I'm sorry, but how are people not wondering where John Cena was working nine months before Dante's birthday?


Reaganometry

Charon is waiting, Dante


StoneGoldX

Keep waiting for Black to start putting out a help wanted add for a high-pitched fat man.


jfreed43

Dante is going to get over by lasting way longer than anyone expects.


greninja_warrior

Looks straight out of Donnie Darko


jerseygunz

I am so stoked for this feud


El-Drunko

That would be a sick design on a shirt.