In a recent video on his official TikTok account, All Elite Wrestling star Malakai Black revealed that until around three months ago, he was dealing with a back injury that nearly forced him to retire early from the business.

“Till about 3 months ago, I was dealing with a back injury I was convinced was going to force me into retirement. But after a literal year of treatment that went from working to complete failure on several occasions, we all of a sudden hit the correct vertebrae during a dry needling session and everything released. From there, we were able to rehab and strengthen.”

Black, who showed a video of himself lifting weights in the TikTok video, revealed that he is now slowly moving back into deadlifting, along with more compound moves.