Billy Corgan Addresses Issues With Nick Aldis
Billy Corgan on Nick Aldis
While they have worked together for several years, with Nick Aldis being the National Wrestling Alliance's top star, The National Treasure and the NWA will seemingly not part on good terms.
Aldis revealed this week that he had given his notice to the promotion and he will be leaving in January 2023. He has since revealed that the lack of a second NWA Empowerrr partly motivated his decision to leave, while Aldis also noted that Billy Corgan's disrespect of his wife Mickie James was a 'huge reason' their relationship soured.
The NWA suspended Aldis following his announcement and pulled him from the Hard Times pay-per-view that is scheduled for November 12.
Billy Corgan has now addressed his issues with Aldis on Busted Open Radio, criticising the two-time NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion's decision to voice his concerns during the week of a pay-per-view.
"Ask yourself why in a pay-per-view week and with a talent who is leaving the company, does he decide to start blasting me and the product, 55 days before he's out and he can do whatever he wants to do? Why does he have to bury the locker room and bury the product?" Corgan said.
Corgan then noted that Aldis will be paid through the end of his deal and The National Treasure sent his notice to Head of Talent Relations Pat Kenney a week ago. Corgan was fine with Aldis' decision to move on but he is unhappy with Aldis trying to take attention away from Hard Times.
"How do I, as the leader of this company, allow a key talent, the most highly visible talent in the company, up until he opens his mouth and tells people he's leaving, blast the company? I can't have a guy like that show up because what message does that send to the locker room? There are a lot of people in the locker room not happy about this. They have to do their job. Why is the focus not on Matt Cardona, Tyrus, Trevor Murdoch, Kamille, KiLynn King, or Chelsea (Green)? The focus is on Nick Aldis, who is not on the show anymore. It's not animosity. It's just 'Why are we doing this?' He's working something. I don't know what he's working, but he's willing to sacrifice me and the NWA to prove something or get something going or get out early to go do something...This is not cool," Corgan added.
"I want to remind everybody: everything that he's said, I've been hearing that stuff for years. It's not like I heard it and got sensitive. Again, I've heard all of this stuff privately for years. These are not new criticisms. He and I have battled about the product for years and he's helped make the product behind the scenes better with those battles. This is not a sensitive reactionary thing."
H/T to F4W Online