Nick Aldis, the NWA World's Heavyweight Champion, recently appeared as a guest on the "This Is The NWA" podcast, where he accepted the challenge from former WWE Superstar Mike Bennett for the upcoming NWA pay-per-view on 9/15 with the United Wrestling Network on FITE TV.
While talking about the match and Bennett during the official NWA podcast, Aldis touched on the prestige behind the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship and not writing Bennett off heading into the 9/15 PPV.
Featured below are some of the highlights of the new Nick Aldis interview.
On not writing Mike Bennett off heading into the 9/15 PPV: "I have no intention whatsoever of writing off Mike Bennett. I wouldn’t have accepted the challenge if I thought that was the case, because it wouldn’t be good for business for the NWA. Because ultimately, we’re going to ask people to part with their money to see this match. If I thought the guy was a schlub and I was going to dispose of him in 5 minutes, then I would not be the right steward for this brand to be asking people to pay to see that. I’m not suggesting that I couldn’t have a hell of a night and make that happen, but I don’t predict that. And if I thought that was a foregone conclusion, I wouldn’t take the match."
On the prestige behind the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship: "We (NWA) don’t play around. We don’t pussyfoot around with Mickey Mouse challenges. We go world class, restaurant quality. You know this by now. And you’re right. I saw the fire in his eyes. I heard the fire in his voice. I heard the lion that has been lying dormant in that man the entire time he has been muted in that other place (WWE). So, I welcome it. I want the lion. I want the man who thinks that he can take out the king of the jungle. I want that, because that’s what’s best for business. And it’s also what’s best for me, because every single time that somebody comes to me and comes at me trying to take the Worlds Championship and brings their absolute best and then I put them down, it makes me stronger. It lifts my game that much higher and puts another brick in the wall of my legacy for all time."
Check out the complete episode of the "This Is The NWA" podcast featuring the Nick Aldis interview below.
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