After holding NWA, TNA, Global Force Wrestling world championships, Nick Aldis was recently interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see highlights below, and the full interview at this link.
What it means to be NWA Champion:
"It means a great deal. I think anyone that is a student of the game like I am and understands the history of the men who have held this title before me, you understand what you're holding in your hand. It is a badge of honor! It is special to think I am a part of what is bringing it (the title) back to prominence where it belongs."
If the NWA belt means more overseas than in the US:
"I don't know if it is more. I think what is more accurate is there is less familiarity with the dark period. In England, for example. That is one of the places where it has the least prestige. I don't mean that in a disparaging way. During the time where the NWA was the number one organization and the belt was the number one belt, wrestling in England was its own. We had World of Sport with our own guys. Now, looking at my generation of guys and fans, we have more information thanks to things like the WWE Network, 30 for 30 on Ric Flair, the Andre the Giant documentary on HBO, there's more of an appetite for the history of it. It is more revered by guys of my age in England than it was back then."
The rebirth of World of Sport:
"It is a crazy time in the business. While I'm over here as the figure-head of the resurgence of the NWA, World of Sport is making its return to ITV television. I think it is great! For a second, we were flirting with the idea of me being involved in the project. I didn't due to different political issues with Jeff Jarrett involved. There is a different team involved now. If you ask me, there is a ready made story factor there. THe other key brand in the 70's and 80's was the NWA and the guy holding the title is British! There is a lot of stuff going on now with WWE NXT UK as well."