‘Outlandish’ Zicky Dice has finally spoken out about the ill-will he experienced with NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Aldis.
As the news broke than the former NWA Television Champion had requested his release from the company in the summer of 2020, so too did speculation that both he and Aldis had been at each other’s throat backstage.
Some passed it off as nothing to worry about, while others cited it as one of the main reasons the talent wanted out of the promotion. However, while Zicky has given his reasons for leaving already, he was keen to give his side of the feud with the Brit.
Now, Dice has sat down with Fightful to detail why he doesn’t like Nick Aldis and how their rivalry began:
“I found that right off bat from one of the big fish in the company. I knew going in, like, I made an impact in NWA right off the bat, you can go back and watch the very first episode of Powerrr. I come out, there’s murmurs. I remember hearing people, ‘Who is this?’ And by the end, I had everyone booing me by the end of the match. I was able to take control of the masses, and some people didn’t like that. Some people thought that I came into NWA like I owned the place or that I was some big shot. No, I just came and do what I do best, and that’s entertain and grab the attention, steal the attention from the room. So that led to, you know, I didn’t hear back from Billy [Corgan] but then I see some of these big dirt sheets with these fabricated stories about how ‘Outlandish’ Zicky Dice had major locker room heat backstage. And it seems like somebody was trying to sabotage my career. I didn’t have heat with anybody except for one person I butted heads with and that was that. The champ, baby. The champ. Yeah.”
Dice noted how Nick Aldis had reached out to him prior his NWA Television Championship victory but then, according to Zicky, went behind his back to bad mouth him:
“He had reached out a few days before the championship match aired, and he said, ‘Hey are you free to talk?’ And I said, ‘Yes, here’s my phone number.’ He didn’t call after 45 minutes of myself pinning Ricky Starks and winning the championship. I received a novel in my direct messages about him going off on me, and how I’m an effing embarrassment because I swiveled my hips too long before doing the finish and I’m too jokey and blah blah blah. So I said, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, sir, is there anything I can do to help you? Is there, let me know next time.’ I turned my tail, I’ll be honest with you. And then I find out he texted his buddies saying, ‘Oh, I just let Zicky Dice have it.’ So I was like alright, we’re playing a game now. So that was that. Let that go, and then that led into a little cameo debacle, and that led to us butting heads again.”
Zicky Dice became a free agent on January 1 and is now free to negotiate with any wrestling promotion he sees fit. If recent reports are to be believed, he is ready to enter negotiations with All Elite Wrestling to join their roster.
Credit for the interview: Fightful
h/t for the transcription: WrestleZone