Last Saturday, FTR and Daniel Garcia defeated House of Black in an Escape the Cage Elimination match on AEW Collision. Dax Harwood originally proposed an elimination-style match. However, the planned bout was later changed to an Escape the Cage match.
Dave Meltzer talked about the Escape the Cage Elimination match on Wrestling Observer Radio. Meltzer said that FTR and Daniel Garcia are always willing to put other talents over. Meltzer added that Malakai Black “never does jobs.” Meltzer further noted that two out of three House of Black members will go to WWE after their contracts expire.
“So, you know, and Malakai Black never does jobs, and when this was going on and I’m watching this, one of the things I was thinking watching this is like, these freaking House of Black guys never do jobs…
Two of those three guys are going to the WWE. I mean, they’re going. As soon as they can go, they’re gone. Even though they were treated like sh-t in the WWE, and they never do jobs here, and they’re still going back to the WWE, and my thought is kind [of] like, Why do you keep putting them over when you know they’re leaving?”
Brody King responded to Meltzer’s claim and stated that AEW always planned an Escape the Cage Elimination match.
“Funny how someone’s opinion just becomes fact because they’ve been watching wrestling a long time. The format and stipulation of the cage match was always what it was going to be. It’s not our fault the wording on the graphic changed.”
Funny how someone’s opinion just becomes fact because they’ve been watching wrestling a long time. The format and stipulation of the cage match was always what it was going to be. It’s not our fault the wording on the graphic changed. https://t.co/zGuNP61TxN— Big Bad Brody King (@Brodyxking) January 29, 2024