WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley spoke in his podcast about Nick Aldis, who is attracting a lot of attention after he publicly revealed that he is now 'ex-NWA' Adis also had harsh words for NWA owner Billy Corgan. “Nick Aldis kind of was “NWA wrestling”.
He was the guy that was in the first show of what would become AEW, ALL IN. He was in that main event. I don’t know if you know this about Nick, and I hope this is me speaking to Nick specifically. He is one of the funniest guys in a live setting I have ever met.
And when I suggested he try to work that into his character, he was taken aback! I was like, Nick! You’re really good at this”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Mick Foley on Nick Aldis
Foley made the fans laugh after talking about Aldis and his behavior.
“I’m telling you, I’ve been around a long time. We were in Australia for House of Hardcore. It’s funny because it’s House of Hardcore and we’re doing a show at a children’s amusement park, and we’re doing our signings (laughing) under a ride that says “Little Beaut Toot”.
And Nick Aldis does a phenomenal Flair. (Imitating Aldis imitating Flair) “Brother, I have done it all! Raleigh, North Carolina! Little Beaut Toot Toot!” He just had me going. At a certain point, I was like “Nick you gotta stop, my back’s hurting me!” I can’t even sign autographs I’m laughing so hard.
He kind of does Ric as if he’s one-part Ric Flair, and one-part John Wayne. It’s so good. Some of the stuff — he gets into some of the TNA stuff, which is personal, I don’t want to spoil it”.
Aldis is a great wrestler, and even bigger things are expected of him in the future.
“The headline of the day is: Mick Foley Believes Nick Aldis has a much bigger future as himself, rather than the stoic representative of the National Wrestling Alliance. I admire that he’s doing that, I think he was doing what he thought he should do to add prestige to that title”.