Nick Aldis will defend his NWA World Heavyweight Championship against James Storm tonight on PPV. The NWA presents “Into the Fire” tonight from the GPB Studios in Atlanta, GA. Aldis was a guest recently on VOC Nation’s In the Room podcast.
During the conversation, Aldis talked about the situation involving Jim Cornette.
“I have defended Jim (in the past) for stuff that was in my opinion recreational outrage…it doesn’t come down to that; what it comes down to is being a distraction. We’ve got an hour to make an impression and get everyone talking and wanting to tune in next week. If all everyone is talking about is arguing and wanting a different commentator, it puts us in a difficult spot….we thank Jim for everything he did; ultimately he can go back to his podcast and say whatever the hell he wants, and we don’t have to worry about it anymore.”
Aldis also spoke about tonight’s PPV:
“We’ve been blown away with the pre-sale and the numbers and the interest and everything. It’s an indication that business is still on the up…Everyone is focused on that one thing, growth; we need to keep building brick by brick.”
He also addressed his opponent tonight, James Storm.
“When we talk about (someone) who embodies the spirit what we are trying to achieve with the NWA, James is right at the top of the list in many ways. You’re talking about a guy who knows how to tell stories in the ring, have great matches, and whether you like him or not, he’s a guy who has 100% conviction and believes in who he is. He’s as brash, outgoing, and gregarious as a wrestler should be in many ways…He’s wrestled a who’s who of the industry, and is a who’s who of the industry in many ways himself. He’s a seasoned professional.”
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More episodes of In The Room can be found here.