Nick Aldis Biography
Nicholas "Nick" Aldis is an English professional wrestler currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). He is also known for his time in Impact Wrestling under the ring name Magnus. Aldis made his debut on the British independent circuit in 2004 before signing with his first major wrestling company Total Nonstop Action in 2008. During his seven-year tenure there, he won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship once becoming the first British-born world champion in TNA history along with becoming a three-time tag team champion TNA World Tag Team Championship twice one of those reigns happening alongside Doug Williams as a member of The British Invasion and the IWGP Tag Team Championship once also as a member of The British Invasion.
Aldis also took part in a TNA backed promotion called Ring Ka King in 2011 eventually winning the RKK World Heavyweight Championship before the promotion closed in 2012. Immediately after leaving TNA in 2015, Aldis signed with Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion Global Force Wrestling. Aldis would win a tournament to become the inaugural GFW Global Champion.
Aldis would be the longest reigning champion in the title's history. In 2017, Aldis briefly returned to TNA now Impact Wrestling due to their new partnership with GFW. Aldis would lose the GFW Global Championship to Alberto El Patrón before leaving the company later that year. In late 2017, Nick Aldis signed with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), under the new management run by Billy Corgan and would soon win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, a title he would win twice, becoming the second British-born wrestler to hold that championship (after Gary Steele).
Aldis would become a cornerstone of NWA and is often credited with bringing NWA back to relevance and has since headlined numerous Pay Per View events for the company. In total, Nick Aldis is a four-time world champion in wrestling. He also appeared on the United Kingdom revival of Gladiators, where he was known by the name Oblivion. He was also a co-presenter of Britain's Strongest Man on Challenge TV in the United Kingdom.