Current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis is looking to make moves to bring the NWA back to the prominence it once had.
Recently the superstar wrestler has been putting on great matches and making the NWA World Heavyweight Championship mean something again. Aldis has defended his title against wrestlers from Ring Of Honor and many other wrestling promotions from around the globe making him a true World Champion.
Nick Aldis May Be Ready to Get in the Ring with AEW
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Aldis opened up about the NWA working with other promotions, which is a question the Champ gets asked daily. Here’s what Nick Aldis had to say:
“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.“
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Aldis has had many great matches with the Executive Vice President of AEW, Cody Rhodes, and we know the two would tear the house down if they met in the ring again. However, what’s important to the NWA World Champion is making his matches important and meaningful. This is what he had to say:
“I want to keep having really meaningful moments, like All In with Cody and me, as well as some of our other milestone matches. I’ve been able to make my matches feel like the most important thing that day. We’re building anticipation to a big showdown against Flip, which has been lost in our business. Everything I do speaks to that philosophy.“
As a wrestling fan, it would be cool to see an updated version of the territory system return to pro-wrestling. It seems like WWE is already doing this in-house with RAW, Smackdown, NXT, and NXT UK. In wrestling, there’s an old saying, “what’s old is new again” and only time will tell if that rings true with the AEW and the NWA working together on a larger scale.
You can catch the NWA on Hard Times this Friday on pay-per-view. What do you think of the possibilities between the NWA and AEW? Let us know in the comment section below!