Nick Aldis Set To Defend NWA World Championship Against The Great Muta?
With each passing day, professional wrestling recovers. Ring Of Honor is back and better than ever, MLW has a rumored restart, and the National Wrestling Alliance is doing their best to bounce back. The banner of the NWA is being held proudly by Thunder Rosa on TV, as she prepares to make another appearance on AEW TV following a match with Hikaru Shida. Now it might be time for NWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis to get some attention again.
Nick Aldis Is Set To Defend Against Mike Kanellis, But Bigger Name On The Horizon?
Right now, NWA has come back with their Ten Pounds of Gold series on YouTube, building up a big match with Nick Aldis & Mike Kannelis, who was released from WWE earlier this year. This match is going to be better than anyone will give it credit for, this being a big chance for Kanellis to show his skills again. However, the 695 day reign of Aldis is not likely to end in this match, as he’s got a bigger opponent on the horizon.
Back in 2019, Aldis told Japanese Wrestling legend The Great Muta that he can have a shot at the NWA Championship ‘anytime… anywhere’. This might finally come into play almost a year later. Muta is a former champion, having held the Ten Pounds of Gold for 48 days back in 1993, having won it from Masahiro Chono in a champion vs. champion match & losing it to Barry Windham.
This match is now being brought back up, being noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. There is at least talks of this match happening on the 6th of October to be shown on TV in some form.
The Last Big International Match For The Great Muta
Muta at 57 years old, is not the wrestler he was in his prime. Once a great champion, his body isn’t what it used to be, and he’s slowed down as years have come. Earlier this year, he finally retired the Moonsault, a move he helped to innovate, but he’s been working in Pro Wrestling NOAH constantly. He just had a 27 minute long match with Kaito Kiyomiya, which got mixed reviews from fans, with it being submission based, and the veteran beating one of their rising stars.
This gives hope that someone like Nick Aldis, a true ring general, could get a good final showing for Keiji Mutoh outside of Japan. It will have to be a smartly built match, but there is some serious potential here. Do you want to see Nick Aldis defend the NWA Championship against The Great Muta? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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