House of Black

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House of Black
Leader(s)Malakai Black
MembersBrody King
Buddy Matthews
Julia Hart
Name(s)House of Black
Kings of the Black Throne
DebutAugust 1, 2021
Years active2021–present

The House of Black is a villainous professional wrestling stable, currently performing in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The group consists of leader Malakai Black, Brody King, Buddy Matthews, and Julia Hart. Black, King and Matthews are former one-time AEW World Trios Champions; while Black and King also wrestle for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where they are the reigning PWG World Tag Team Champions in their first reign. Hart is a former one-time AEW TBS Champion.

The group started in PWG at Mystery Vortex 7 in 2021, where Black and King formed the Kings of the Black Throne. They would win the promotion's World Tag Team Championship later that year. King joined AEW in 2022, where Black was already competing, thus bringing the Kings of the Black Throne to AEW and starting the formation of the House of Black.[1] Their motto is "The House Always Wins."[2]


Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2021–present)[edit]

Malakai Black made his surprise return to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) at Mystery Vortex 7, the promotion's first event since 2019, on August 1, 2021, by aiding Brody King in rescuing the PWG World Champion Bandido from an assault by Super Dragon, Black Taurus and Demonic Flamita. Black announced that he would be back the following month and King said that he would follow Black where he would go, thus forming a tag team called Kings of the Black Throne. At Threemendous VI, Kings of the Black Throne defeated Taurus and Flamita to win the vacant World Tag Team Championship.

All Elite Wrestling (2022–present)[edit]

Malakai Black made his All Elite Wrestling debut on the 7 July 2021 episode of Dynamite, attacking Arn Anderson and Cody Rhodes with the Black Mass.[3] In early 2022, Black began a feud with The Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison) and Death Triangle (Pac and Penta El Zero Miedo). On the January 12, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Brody King made his AEW debut, thus continuing their team "Kings of the Black Throne" and subsequently forming the stable the House of Black.[4] On the 23 February 2022 edition of Dynamite, Buddy Matthews made his debut as the third man for the "House of Black".[5] The trio would defeat Death Triangle and Erick Redbeard at the Revolution buy-in show.[6]

On the December 8, 2021 edition of Dynamite, Black spat black mist in the eyes of Julia Hart, causing her to later resort to wearing an eye patch, and showing signs of opposition to The Varsity Blondes.[7][8] At Double Or Nothing, The House of Black faced Death Triangle. During the match, Hart sprayed PAC with black mist and officially joined the stable.[9][10]

At AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door on June 26, Black was involved in a four-way match in which he sprayed Miro with black mist, beginning a feud.[11] Brody King had also begun feuding with Darby Allin, with King losing a Coffin match against Allin on 10 August.[12] This culminated in a six-man tag team match at All Out on September 4 where Darby Allin, Sting, and Miro defeated House of Black.[13]

At Revolution in March 5 2023, the House of Black won the AEW World Trios Championship from The Elite.[14] They lost the titles to The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn at All In in August 2023.[15] At Full Gear in November 18 2023, Julia Hart won the AEW TBS Championship - her first title in AEW after she defeated Skye Blue and former TBS Champion Kris Statlander in a three-way match. At Dynasty, Julia Hart lost the AEW TBS Championship to Willow Nightingale.

House Rules match[edit]

As part of the House of Black's gimmick, select matches involving the stable, such as title matches, are contested under "House Rules"; in May 2023, Matthews specified that a House Rules match would have no rope breaks, enforced disqualifications, and 20 second count outs. As a concession, the House of Black allows their opponent to choose an additional stipulation;[16] for example, at All In in 2023, The Acclaimed's stipulation for their Trios Championship match against the House was that it was conducted under No Holds Barred rules.


Malakai Black
Brody King
Buddy Matthews
Julia Hart
* Founding member(s)
L Leader
Member Joined
Malakai Black *L August 1, 2021
Brody King * August 1, 2021
Buddy Matthews February 23, 2022
Julia Hart May 29, 2022



Affiliate Members Tenure Type Promotion(s)
Kings of the Black Throne Malakai Black
Brody King
2021–present Tag team AEW

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

The House of Black (left) surrendering the AEW World Trios Championship to The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn at All In in August 2023.


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