Brody King Didn't Want To Take AEW Hiatus

Brody King on his AEW hiatus with House of Black

After two months off TV, House of Black returned to All Elite Wrestling on the post-Full Gear episode of Dynamite, taking out Best Friends and The Factory. 

The faction had been away from AEW since Rampage: Grand Slam, as both Malakai Black and Buddy Matthews had announced they would be taking time away from pro wrestling. Black stepped away after All Out, noting he needed time to recalibrate after his AEW release request was rejected, while Matthews went on hiatus after being written off TV at Grand Slam. Reports noted both wanted to go back to WWE after being contacted by the company. 

Speaking about the hiatus, Brody King admitted he didn't want to take time off TV as he felt he was getting in the groove after a summer in which he was a featured performer. 

"I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to take a break. I felt like I had a lot of momentum at the time. Not just that, but I felt like I was really getting in my groove in AEW and showing who Brody King the professional wrestler was. I got to wrestle Darby (Allin) twice, I got to wrestle Jon (Moxley), I feel those three matches really put me on the map where people were like, 'He's just Malakai's sidekick,' to 'Oh s**t, he's a threat.' Those are the moments I was waiting for," Brody King said on The Sessions.

"It was never me questioning if I could do it, it was when I could do it. I feel it all came at the right time, and I was worried about taking the momentum away. We made this return and it was awesome and the whole crowd was standing on their feet and it was almost like we didn't miss a step. I feel that's rare in wrestling because fans are so, I don't want to say fickle, but they forget about you quickly. For them to give us that reception was awesome."

Following their returns, The House of Black look set to pursue the AEW World Trios Titles and face the winners of the Best of Seven series between The Elite and Death Triangle.

H/T to Fightful

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