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Nick Aldis Reveals He’s On A Handshake Deal With WWE

Nick Aldis opens up about his current backstage role within WWE.

Former IMPACT Wrestling star Nick Aldis was a recent guest on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet. When asked about his current status with WWE, Aldis spoke about how his current backstage position with the company came together.

“They just invited me to come and see how everything works and shadow as a producer and just sort of be part of the meetings and oversee the whole television operation,” Nick Aldis said. “Which is, I mean, I’ve done a lot, I’ve worn a lot of hats. I think people who have followed my career, particularly in the last few years know that, in addition to wrestling, I was wearing a lot of hats behind the scenes at my last place.

“So, I certainly don’t feel like it’s a completely new sort of situation for me. Having said that, there’s pro wrestling, and then there’s WWE. So you know, just taking in just the sheer sort of volume of the operation, and the number of people involved in that this, the scale of everything is like, just that alone has been the basis of like, my time so far.”

Despite currently working backstage for WWE, Aldis revealed that he’s only on a handshake deal right now.

“But it’s all very much a sort of handshake situation at the moment,” Nick Aldis revealed. “Wery much a, ‘Hey, why don’t you come in and see how all this works? See, if you like it.’ I will say this. They’ve been very, very good to me, and very, very accommodating. As far as they’ve said, ‘Look, this is as much about whether you like it.’ Now, where that goes, I don’t know, and I’m okay with that.

“Like, it’s tough, with the internet and social media, because people want to put this sort of definitiveness on everything. And this finality like, oh, that’s it. He’s with WWE. That’s it, game over. And so now, people say are you not wrestling anymore? Have you retired? Are you not wrestling? I mean, even the boys are saying that, are you done wrestling? And it’s like, slow down.”

Aldis made it a point to say despite working as a backstage producer he’s keeping his options open right now.

“Yeah, well look, everything could change next week or the week after or anything like that,” Nick Aldis said. “But I guess to sort of, to put a pin in this because obviously, there’s only so much we can discuss. And it’s not like I’m trying to be secretive or anything. It’s just not that interesting. It’s just like, yeah, they called me and said, ‘Hey, how would you feel about coming in and seeing how things operate on the production level and shadowing the producers?’

“And I was like, ‘That would be interesting, that would be fun to see how that works, even if nothing comes of it.’ Or even if, even if I and again, I have to make this point. They also were very open with me about it and said, Look, if you don’t want to do it, like if you’re not cool with this, like, absolutely no hard feelings, you know, like, if you don’t, right now, the same for me or not, I’m not ready to do this yet.

“That’s totally cool, too. May as well say it, obviously. I would love the other thing. But until that day comes or doesn’t, you know, it’s I’m gonna explore other opportunities. Because ultimately, that is absolutely something that I would want to do. In the end, the question will be, I guess, whether or not I’m ready to do it now. You know, and we don’t know that yet.”

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