Nick Aldis is officially a free agent after his contract with the National Wrestling Alliance expired on Saturday.
The former NWA World Champion publicly took his issues with NWA owner Billy Corgan earlier this year. During his public grievances against NWA, he would state that he would be leaving the promotion at the end of December. That date, coincidentally, was also the same day his contract was set to expire.
The decision did not sit well with Corgan, as Aldis was removed from a scheduled match against Odinson at NWA Hard Times 3 in November. As an additional consequence, Aldis was pulled from his final appearances in November and December for NWA Powerrr and NWA USA.
Aldis would open up on his decision to leave the NWA last month during an interview with Sportskeeda.
“Free agency. That’s it, dude,” said Aldis when asked about his future plans. “I know it’s been suggested that there must be something else. Truthfully, I just want to explore free agency.”
Aldis states his willingness to be bound to a contract and a commitment to a particular brand, branding of any kind for a bit.
“[Let’s] just see what comes next,” Aldis said.
Aldis also stated he wanted to focus on the business world outside of professional wrestling.
“I have businesses,” Aldis said. “I have Legacy Sports Nutrition, and we have some other businesses that we are working on.”
When it comes to wrestling, Aldis said that he can deliver wherever.
“I just love the business, and I feel like I can contribute at a pretty high level,” said Aldis. “But at the same time, if I’m gonna spend time away from my son, and I’m gonna take bumps, I gotta be feeling it.”
The 38-year-old Brit is married to Impact Wrestling Knockout and country music star Mickie James, who have a son together. She is currently in a storyline called The Last Rodeo, where she will retire if she loses another match. However, it is not known if it’s retirement from Impact Wrestling or from the wrestling business altogether.
The full interview is below.