During the latest edition of “Foley Is Pod,” WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley commented on former NWA Champion Nick Aldis and how hilarious he is in real-life.
Additionally, Foley commented on wanting to see Aldis just be himself going forward.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Nick Aldis being a hilarious person: “Nick Aldis kind of was “NWA wrestling.” He was the guy that was in the first show of what would become AEW, ALL IN. He was in that main event. I don’t know if you know this about Nick, and I hope this is me speaking to Nick specifically. He is one of the funniest guys in a live setting I have ever met. And when I suggested he try to work that into his character, he was taken aback! I was like, Nick! You’re really good at this.”
On Aldis cracking him up during a signing with Nick’s Flair impersonation: “I’m telling you, I’ve been around a long time. We were in Australia for House of Hardcore. It’s funny because it’s House of Hardcore and we’re doing a show at a children’s amusement park, and we’re doing our signings (laughing) under a ride that says “Little Beaut Toot.” And Nick Aldis does a phenomenal Flair. (Imitating Aldis imitating Flair) “Brother, I have done it all! Raleigh, North Carolina! Little Beaut Toot Toot!” He just had me going. At a certain point, I was like “Nick you gotta stop, my back’s hurting me!” I can’t even sign autographs I’m laughing so hard. He kind of does Ric as if he’s one-part Ric Flair, and one-part John Wayne. It’s so good. Some of the stuff — he gets into some of the TNA stuff, which is personal, I don’t want to spoil it.”
On wanting to see Nick Aldis as “himself”: “The headline of the day is: Mick Foley Believes Nick Aldis has a much bigger future as himself, rather than the stoic representative of the National Wrestling Alliance. I admire that he’s doing that, I think he was doing what he thought he should do to add prestige to that title.”
On Aldis being more interesting backstage than on TV: “But I’m telling you! He’s a wildcard in that he’s like Brad Armstrong, in the sense that behind the scenes he’s more interesting than he is on-camera. I’ve been in situations where I’m like the sixth or seventh most interesting guy backstage, but then I was able to turn it up a notch [in the ring] when some of the guys could not. And I just think that Nick is a guy who could go to another level, and maybe he needs to leave NWA to do that. I think the world of him and Mickie [James], and I think he’s going to land on his feet.”
(h/t – 411 Wrestling)