Nick Aldis explains why the NWA Worlds Title was not featured at G1 Supercard.
The reigning NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis continued his run as the top man in the National Wrestling Alliance last night when he defeated Marty Scull in the main event of the Crockett Cup show to retain the title. The match between Scurll and Aldis was set up months in advance and the match could've happened at Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Supercard show and according to Aldis, Scurll wanted that match to happen at MSG as well.
Nick Aldis shared during an interview with Sporting News that an NWA Worlds Title match was not wanted on the G1 Supercard match card. He revealed that he offered to defend the 10 Pounds Of Gold against Jushin Thunder Liger and also would've defended the title against The Great Muta had he known Muta was going to be a part of the event.
"They didn't want it," said Aldis. "I'm not going to sit here and politically dance around and give some bullsh-t answer as to why that didn't happen. They didn't want it. We did offer them - I volunteered to wrestle Jushin Thunder Liger at that show for the title. I pitched that. Hell, if I had known that Muta was going to be at that show, I would have pitched me and Great Muta. They obviously decided that what they had to offer and the debuts they had in mind and the other things they had in mind, they obviously decided that those were more fitting of Madison Square Garden than the NWA Champion who had been the first one to defend the title there since Harley Race in 1980." Aldis expressed. "But, hey, I'll get there and I'll do it on my terms and it will be a great night. The other possibility for that would have been Marty and I," said Aldis. "I remember saying that it's pretty hard to replicate 15 years in the making; two kids who came from rural England in the middle of nowhere, a place where nobody famous comes from where we came from and to be able to headline at Madison Square Garden with the oldest and arguably the most historic and prestigious worlds championship in wrestling history would have been a pretty cool story. Marty wanted that, I can tell you. But all it does, like anything, nothing is given to you in this business so we just took it and said, 'Hey, let's show them what they should have done at Madison Square Garden in Concord, North Carolina'."
At the Crockett Cup event, Marty Scurll's 'Villain Enterprises' stable-mates left the venue with the Crockett Cup tournament and the NWA World Tag Team Championships. For a recap of the Crockett Cup show, click here.