By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
NWA Champion Nick Aldis spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and spoke about the partnership between the NWA and Ring of Honor. “I think we’re at a crossroads with Ring of Honor,” Aldis said. “I think they’ve been a valuable partner to us in terms of us being able to get our message out there. We felt that Ring of Honor represented a lot of the things that the NWA represented in its heyday but in a more modern era. We looked at it that the guys like Nigel McGuinness, Bryan Danielson, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe. We felt like those guys in the early 2000s represented the closest thing to the sort of ethos and spirit of the NWA in its heyday in the ’80s.”
“We’ve benefitted each other but we are ready to move. We’ve had some very good momentum for a short period of time and we know that one way or another in the next few months after the Crockett Cup – depending on how things shake out there – it’s going to be time for us to make a move. Where that takes us in terms of our existing relationships with Ring of Honor or anybody else, who knows.”
Aldis was also asked why he didn’t defend the NWA Title at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden. “They didn’t want it,” said Aldis. “I’m not going to sit here and politically dance around and give some bullshit answer as to why that didn’t happen. They didn’t want it.” Check out the full story at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Aldis is never afraid to speak his mind and this interview is no exception. He also spoke about his relationship with Marty Scurll and listed some of the ideas they pitched for the NWA Title match at the G1 Supercard. Aldis will defend the NWA Championship against Scurll at Saturday night’s NWA Crockett Cup event. Join me for live coverage as the show airs on FITE TV and HonorClub at 6CT/7ET. Members will hear my audio review afterward.
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