NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis was recently interviewed by Daily DDT on a number of topics including him receiving an offer from AEW, which he turned down. Aldis said that he spent two years building the NWA to what it is today and he will not just walk away from that after all of his hard work. Aldis also said that he made a counter-offer to All Elite Wrestling that would allow him to work both shows and if there is a way to do that, then he would do that.
This is what Nick Aldis said: “I’ll tell you the truth: I was made an offer by AEW.” “I counter-offered with, ‘I’d like to be able to do both.’ I’d like to work with them because obviously I have great admiration for Cody and the Bucks for what they’ve been able to do. But I wasn’t prepared to walk away from the two years of work I’ve done with the NWA. And that was that. I left it open with, ‘If you can find a way to keep doing this and do your show, I’ll do your show.'”
“They essentially wanted to offer me a contract and have me walk away from what I’m doing here and I said that doesn’t make any sense to me. Really, there’s no reason to. It’s just a hangover from the way things have always been done. Obviously, we hear this ‘Change the World’ phrase a lot, but that was my pitch to them. ‘If you really want to change the world, why can’t we do that?'”
“Because that really would be a change for one guy to work there, but also come here. I’m still on very good terms with Cody and the Bucks and I had a very nice conversation with Tony [Khan] and everyone was aware of it. Billy [Corgan] and Dave [Lagana] were aware of it. At the time, my stance was if I can do both, then I’ll do it and I think that as it shakes out and everyone starts to realize the demand that will be on them with cable TV and stuff like that, those possibilities will be way more apparent in the next coming year for some guys.”