Nick Aldis finally has a match on NWA 74, and it’s against a past rival.
Aldis had rightfully earned #1 contender status, but voicing frustration on social media had the rug pulled out from under him by Billy Corgan. The NWA boss man stripped Aldis of the world title opportunity in an odd flex of power. Weeks passed without a peep of alternative plans for Aldis on NWA 74. We don’t have to wonder any longer about all this.
Aldis is booked to wrestle Flip Gordon at NWA 74.
Aldis and Gordon have met twice in the ring before. Both were title bouts with gold around Aldis’ waist. Aldis retained the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at ROH Honor For All in 2018 and again at NWA Hard Times in 2020. Time will tell if Gordon can out-dance Aldis in their third tango.
The updated lineup for NWA 74 currently includes:
Night 1 (August 27)
- NWA Women’s World Championship: Kamille (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
- NWA World Tag Team Championship: Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) (c) vs. La Rebelion (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf)
- NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Homicide (c) vs. Kerry Morton
- NWA National Heavyweight Championship: Jax Dane (c) vs. Cyon
- Tables Match: Bully Ray vs. Mike Knox
- Burke Invitational: Women’s gauntlet match to earn a title shot including Samantha Starr, Angelina Love, KiLynn King, Tootie Lynn, Missa Kate, Max The Impaler, Madi Wrenkowski, Jennacide, Natalia Markova, and possibly more
- Matt Cardona’s return match against handpicked opponent
- EC3 vs. Mims
- Pope vs. Rodney Mack
- Beelzebub’s Bedlam Match: Miserably Faithful vs. ILL Begotten
- Pre-show: Luke Hawx vs. VSK
- Pre-show: Country Gentlemen (AJ Cazana & Anthony Andrews) vs. Gold Rushhh (Marshe Rockett & Jordan Clearwater)
Night 2 (August 28)
- NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Trevor Murdoch (c) vs. Tyrus
- NWA Women’s World Championship: Champion vs. Burke Invitational winner
- NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship: Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige) (c) vs. The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) in a Kingshighway Street Fight
- NWA United States Tag Team Championship: Tag team battle royal to crown winner including ILL Begotten (Alex Taylor & Jeremiah Plunkett), The Now (Hale Collins & Vik Dalishus), Miserably Faithful (Sal Rinauro & Gaagz The Gymp), Gold Rushhh (Marshe Rockett & Jordan Clearwater), Ruff ‘n’ Ready (D’vin & Deonte), The Fixers (Jay Bradley & Wrecking Ball Legursky), Hawx Aerie (Luke Hawx & PJ Hawx), Team Ambition (Mike Outlaw & Camaro Jackson), Country Gentlemen (AJ Cazana & Anthony Andrews), plus 1 more team
- MLW National Openweight Championship: Davey Richards (c) vs. Thrillbilly Silas
- Nick Aldis vs. Flip Gordon
- Thom Latimer vs. Judais
- Colby Corino vs. Caprice Coleman
- Mercurio vs. “Magic” Jake Dumas
Are you excited for Nick Aldis versus Flip Gordon?