Nick Aldis is one of NWA’s biggest stars and he recently spoke about why he didn’t join WWE or AEW in his career. WWE and AEW are bigger than NWA. NWA used to be one of the biggest wrestling promotions in the world.
However, WWE and AEW are now considered to be the biggest promotions in the world. Nick Aldis was on The Angle Podcast. He stated that he wanted to join WWE a couple of years ago and acknowledged that WWE is bigger than NWA.
He also mentioned that WWE didn’t sign him due to political reasons.
Nick Aldis on Never Joining WWE or AEW
“Even when I mentioned before that I had been offered to go to AEW and politely declined, it wasn’t like ‘I told them!’.
At the time I made the decision that I don’t think it’s the right thing to do right now because you have all of these top guys and you have to sort of, and by you, I mean Tony [Khan], you have to present them first.
You got Jericho, Cody, Kenny, and all the way down the line. You got all of these guys, you don’t need me and my ego is not that big,” said Aldis. “The NWA needed me and I preferred it and that’s the truth.
Not saying that I don’t like them. Saying you like one thing doesn’t mean you don’t like the other thing. You can’t have a company full of top guys because ultimately what happens is that some of them have to work in the middle of the card and some have to open.
When you have a roster full of main eventers someone’s going to be unhappy then fans are going to be unhappy and then rumors start flowing and then they get accused of burying so and so”. “I don’t envy WWE for this position because they are the market leader with an incredible amount of money with revenue so they can go out and get Bobby Roode, Cesaro and those guys can work on top with the right booking, but you got Roman.
So, people claim they’re wasting Cesaro – he’s so underutilized and underrated, but look he’s getting paid man and there’s only one spot available at the top," said Nick Aldis. NWA had popular stars such as Ric Flair and Sting in the past.
These days, they are not doing as well as WWE or AEW. They are now considered an indie promotion, although they are technically not an indie promotion.