Nick Aldis is the NWA World Champion and also the face of the company. Under his reign, NWA has had some newfound popularity and a borderline cult following, which is very impressive.
Aldis sat for an interview with Sports Illustrated recently and talked about quite a few topics. During the said interview, the topic of a working relationship between NWA and AEW was brought up and Aldis had a few very optimistic things to say.
Aldis said that the topic of working with AEW is brought up quite often to him and revealed that the company reached out to him with a contract in the past he turned them down to stay with NWA.
Aldis went on to say that NWA will work with anyone who is open to working with them. He also said that if AEW wants some “big marquee matches” then they can either write a few more big cheques to a few more guys or they can come work with NWA and produce some super fights.
Working with AEW is brought up to me almost daily. The NWA is open to working with anyone. There are a number of wrestlers outside the WWE that are viewed as elite-level guys, so it’s only a matter of time before the audience starts demanding the main-event matches they want to see. We want to give the fans the matches they want to see, these super fights.
If AEW wants to be involved in big, marquee matches, then they have two choices: go out and write some more big checks to some more guys, or they’re going to have to come to the table and work out some super fights with the NWA.