NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis revealed in an interview with Daily DDT that he was offered a contract from AEW but turned it down. The main reason for turning it down is that AEW officials were not interested in finding a way for Aldis to continue working in NWA while being apart of AEW at the same time.
Aldis said, “I’ll tell you the truth, I was made an offer by AEW. I counter-offered with, ‘I’d like to be able to do both.’ I’d like to work with them because obviously I have great admiration for Cody and the Bucks for what they’ve been able to do. But I wasn’t prepared to walk away from the two years of work I’ve done with the NWA. And that was that. I left it open with, ‘If you can find a way to keep doing this and do your show, I’ll do your show.’ They essentially wanted to offer me a contract and have me walk away from what I’m doing here and I said that doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Aldis revealed there are no hard feelings about contract talks falling through and he is still on good terms with Cody and The Young Bucks.