Following Nick Aldis’ confirmation that he has extended his NWA tenure, Inside The Ropes can reveal exclusive details of the agreement.
Nick Aldis appeared on Busted Open Radio where he confirmed the agreement, and Inside The Ropes has since learned details of ‘The National Treasure’ and his agreement with NWA.
“I can confirm that I have extended my agreement with the NWA. I have re-signed. It’s a good day in terms of looking ahead to a great new year for the NWA and for me.
“There is a lot going on in the business and it’s nice to be in a good position, but ultimately, respect goes a long way and from the first conversation that Billy and I ever had regarding the NWA and my career and our working relationship together, I’ve had nothing but absolute respect from him, more so than any person I’ve worked with in my career. I can’t wait to see what else we come up with.” (h/t Fightful)
NWA also confirmed the news on social media.
“You heard the news on Busted Open Radio. We’re happy to say that The National Treasure is still a part of the #NWAFam. We can’t wait to see what 2022 holds for Nick Aldis in the National Wrestling Alliance.”
Inside The Ropes has learned that the length of the extension is one year, and that it’s a hybrid contract – whereby Nick Aldis will be signed to the National Wrestling Alliance as an on-screen talent and a producer.
The deal is not exclusive, and Aldis will be able to work third-party dates as well as dedicating time outside of wrestling to his supplement brand Legacy Sports Nutrition. Nick Aldis and his wife, the legendary Mickie James, will be appearing at Wrestlecon in Dallas this year to meet fans courtesy of the brand.
Aldis’ presence has already been felt backstage in NWA, with Darius Lockhart’s arrival. We reported ahead of the announcement to bring in Lockhart that the former NWA World Heavyweight Champion “lobbied hard” for the company to bring in Lockhart to Billy Corgan and Pat Kenney – tipping him as someone who could make a huge impression in 2022.
Several months ago, following the company’s move to FITE TV, Inside The Ropes learned that the promotion’s subscription rate was “far exceeding” the expectations of the global streaming company – both in terms of subscriptions and revenue. It’s now been confirmed that NWA’s Fite TV coverage will expand via NWA All Access.