Since announcing his intention to depart the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) when his contract ends in January, Nick Aldis and the promotion have been engaged in a war of words. Aldis has since been suspended from the promotion following a falling-out with owner Billy Corgan over a difference in creative vision. Aldis also believes that his wife Mickie James has not been afforded the proper amount of respect for her involvement with the NWA Empowerrr event.
Not all of Aldis’ comments have been met with praise, and NWA Champion Trevor Murdoch took issue with some of Aldis’ criticisms of the promotion. Speaking recently with Pwtorch, Murdoch discussed the situation. Murdoch feels that Aldis insulted the company’s product. He said,
“I have all the respect in the world for Nick as a pro wrestler. I also have respect for him for being one of the guys that helped speak up for me to bring me into the NWA. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. So, I have a ton of gratitude for Nick in that aspect. My only issue was I didn’t agree with Nick dragging the company and dragging the guys in it. When you start making comments like ‘the show is too embarrassing for me to be a part of…’ First off, I think that’s a little bulls**t. Secondly, you’re disrespecting all the men and women — Nick’s not the only part of the show. Since we started Powerrrr, it hasn’t been Powerrrr about Nick. It’s NWA Powerrrr, so there’s a lot of talented wrestlers that have come through there that have helped make NWA successful. I just don’t think bringing all those men and women into the middle of your argument or public squabble is the right thing to do.”
Murdoch, the current NWA Champion, will defend his title against Tyrus and Matt Cardona at this weekend’s Hard Times 3 event.