NWA Suspends Nick Aldis, Star Fires Back

Nick Aldis

In a video posted to his Instagram account Nick Aldis revealed that he would be leaving the NWA at the end of the year, becoming a free agent from January 1st 2023. Aldis stated that he had handed in his notice to NWA boss Billy Corgan, citing issues with the creative direction of the company. Following these comments, the former Worlds Heavyweight Champion has now been suspended.

In a statement released via PWInsider, NWA COO Joe Galli announced that Aldis has been suspended with immediate effect and will not be appearing at the upcoming Hard Times 3 pay-per-view, or subsequent television tapings.

“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.”

Speaking to PWInsider, Galli was also adamant that this was not a wrestling angle, and instead a very real issue.

“The Company Doesn’t Seem To Share The Same values” – Nick Aldis

For his part Nick Aldis took to social media to give an insight into why he is leaving, while throwing a little shade in the direction of his former employer. The star tweeted a response to an earlier news story featuring quotes from Corgan where he claimed that he was unsure there were enough female wrestlers out there who could carry a pay-per-view and wrestle the NWA style. His comments came as calls grow for the company to run a second Empowerrr all-female event.

Aldis quoted a tweet featuring the story writing, “If some of you are wondering whether stuff like this factored into my decision to give my notice you’d be correct.”

The star went on to say that he had intended to fulfil all of his obligations to the company, but they don’t “seem to share the same values.”

Nick Aldis joined the NWA in 2017 and quickly rose to become the face of the promotion. The former TNA/IMPACT Wrestling star is a two-time Worlds Heavyweight Champion, with his second reign recognised as lasting 1,043 days, the sixth longest in history.