Former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis has opened up following his suspension from the National Wrestling Alliance today (November 7).
In a now-deleted Instagram subscriber video, Aldis stated that he gave NWA his notice on Sunday night. Aldis made it clear that he’s unhappy with the current direction of the promotion.
Following Aldis handing in his notice, the NWA opted to suspend Aldis, pulling him from their upcoming Hard Times 3 pay-per-view, and the Revolution Rumble television tapings the following night.
The NWA’s statement on the suspension read:
NWA response to recent statements made by Nick Aldis
Pursuant to the recent comments made by Nick Aldis, the National Wrestling Alliance, has suspended Aldis from the main roster and effective immediately Aldis will not appear for the Hard Times 3 PPV and Revolution Rumble television tapings in New Orleans, LA on Nov. 12, 2022 and Nov. 13, 2022.
As such, the National Wrestling Alliance reserves its right to comment on this matter at a future date.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE
Founded in 1948, the National Wrestling Alliance is one of the oldest and most prestigious professional wrestling brands in the world.
In 2017, international recording artist William Patrick Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) purchased the NWA with the intention of reinventing the brand for the modern era whilst honoring the legacy of its heyday in the 1980s.
Beginning with the critically-acclaimed Ten Pounds Of Gold docu-series, the NWA has since expanded its programming to include two weekly broadcasts (NWA Powerrr & NWA USA) and 6 annual
pay-per-views, all of which are available via NWA All Access, our paid subscription service on Triller’s FITE streaming platform.
Replays of NWA Powerrr and premieres of NWA USA are also available on the NWA YouTube channel.
Aldis took to Twitter today to apologise to the fans in New Orleans that had hoped to see him on the show.
Also, fans in NOLA: Sorry to disappoint but I was removed from the shows this weekend after giving my notice. I fully intended to fulfill my obligations to the audience but unfortunately the company doesn’t seem to share the same values.
Aldis added more fuel to the fire, responding to a quote from Billy Corgan about there being a ‘lack of women’s talent’ available for another all women’s pay-per-view, stating that:
If some of you are wondering whether stuff like this factored into my decision to give my notice you’d be correct.
Per PWInsider, NWA Chief Operating Officer Joe Galli confirmed that Aldis is under contract with NWA through December 31.
Galli also reportedly told PWInsider on the record that ‘this is not a wrestling angle’.
Also, fans in NOLA: Sorry to disappoint but I was removed from the shows this weekend after giving my notice. I fully intended to fulfill my obligations to the audience but unfortunately the company doesn't seem to share the same values.
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) November 7, 2022
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