NWA World Champion Nick Aldis responded to WWE NXT signing former NWA wrestler Eli Drake, who debuted as LA Knight on the NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day preshow. The NWA Champion posted a fist bump in response to Drake’s NXT debut.
WWE also reportedly signed Taya Valkyrie today after her Impact Wrestling departure. Taya is married to John Morrison, who appears on the Raw brand.
PWInsider are reporting, “Taya Valkyrie, the longest reigning Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion in history, has signed with WWE for the NXT brand, PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources. She is expected to be part of the next announced class of signings. Last week, Paul Levesque touted that the next class of signings will have the largest quotient of female talents to date. Taya was at this past Wednesday’s NXT TV taping.”
Eli Drake was reportedly at NXT’s tapings this past week as well. NWA have had talent appear in AEW as well, with NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa becoming a fixture on Dynamite. The NWA have been inactive throughout the pandemic, with their ‘Power’ show being off the air for nearly a year now, though they have had matches air through partnerships with other promotions. Nick Aldis has claimed the ‘Power’ will return. Nick Aldis responded to rumors as well that he’ll appear on AEW.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 14, 2021
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) February 15, 2021