With WWE still seemingly in the middle of a ‘hiring freeze’, many rumored signings that they may have gone for have seemingly passed them by.
Most notable was ‘Switchblade’ Jay White, who was reportedly on WWE’s radar but instead signed with AEW.
However, there was also one other star who has long-seemed destined for WWE at some point given his in-ring style and look, that being current IMPACT star Nick Aldis.
After officially leaving the NWA in January 2023, Aldis seemed likely to move to either WWE or AEW at some point, however, he would instead land back in IMPACT where he spent much of his career until departing in 2017.
Despite this however, it seems that at one point discussions between Aldis and WWE were had.
Aldis revealed in an interview with Metro, saying:
“As far as WWE, timing is everything. I don’t wanna speak to it too much, but timing was a big factor.
“I think everyone knows that there’s a lot going on there. Who knows?
“I don’t wanna speak too much about my conversations with (WWE).
“And I certainly don’t want to imply or suggest that I had a choice of anywhere to go. That would be disingenuous or dishonest.
“It’s more about, what’s the best option right now? I did need a little bit of a mental break because I did put a lot of pressure on myself.”
Despite returning to IMPACT, Aldis’ current deal is reportedly only a short-term agreement, potentially opening the door for a WWE move when the hiring freeze inevitably finishes.
Although his long-term future may lie away from IMPACT, Aldis may be in line for a major push in the promotion soon, that is if he can win the unique IMPACT World Championship number one contender match at the upcoming IMPACT Against All Odds event on June 9.
To find out what this ‘first ever’ stipulation entails click this link.
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