NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis recently spoke with the Keepin' it 100 Podcast, with talk soon turning to the ongoing IMPACT Wrestling/AEW crossover. Aldis, a former IMPACT World Champion, referenced the recent reported issues between Sammy Guevara and IMPACT, and says he was aware of how some of AEW’s top stars view themselves:
“I have friends in virtually every major company in the business and we live not far from Nashville. So, often when the guys come to tape Impact, some of them come to the house and we go hang out or whatever. So, I’ve got a few very good buddies who work there [IMPACT] and the word was that some of the AEW guys who had been showing up there had a little bit of an attitude about them.
“That was the overall word… It’s interesting because it correlates. I’m only bringing that up because it kinda tracks what I’m hearing about this thing – perhaps a little too big for their britches.”
Aldis mentioned that Guevara worked NWA’s 70th Anniversary Show, before podcast co-host Disco Inferno said Guevara is risking a spot with one of the two major North American pro wrestling promotions with his attitude.
“Take it from a guy who got signed very young, didn’t know what he was doing, was able to move up the ladder both monetarily and with his spot on the card. And I made a lot of mistakes and enemies too and I’m still paying for it now. But it wasn’t that I didn’t know any better,” said Aldis.
“The difference is you have to have the self-awareness to look back at it and go, ‘Oof! I can’t believe I thought that or said that.’ For the most part, I’ve owned it. I was a dumb kid who didn’t know what I was doing. I was green and I had an attitude and I thought I was indestructible.”