Nick Aldis recently sat down with Sports Illustrated to discuss a handful of topics, including his view on the credibility of the National Wrestling Alliance, battling in matches with the likes of Marty Scurll, and a possible collaboration between NWA and AEW.
Check out some highlights below:
On the credibility of the NWA:
The NWA has proven that people wanted to take this world championship seriously again, The credibility was given to me by all the men who held the title before I did, and I represent the qualities and attributes that people identify with as world champion.
On being in the ring with Marty Scurll:
I drove 12 hours for two minutes of action in Ring of Honor, and it was worth it, It’s no secret that Marty Scurll has been able to land himself an incredible deal, and it makes sense. Now you can feel the shift.
On a possible collaboration between AEW and NWA:
Working with AEW is brought up to me almost daily, The NWA is open to working with anyone. There are a number of wrestlers outside the WWE that are viewed as elite-level guys, so it’s only a matter of time before the audience starts demanding the main-event matches they want to see. We want to give the fans the matches they want to see, these super fights. If AEW wants to be involved in big, marquee matches, then they have two choices: go out and write some more big checks to some more guys, or they’re going to have to come to the table and work out some super fights with the NWA.