Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Nick Aldis makes some Mid-Atlantic Magic in latest episode of NWA's "Ten Pounds of Gold"

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

There is so much to love about this video recently released by the NWA. It's another in an ongoing series called "Ten Pounds of Gold" produced by David Lagana.

NWA President Billy Corgan and reigning NWA World champion Nick Aldis walk us through everything currently going on with the NWA, including an announcement about things upcoming.

But the real magic for me was hearing Aldis talk about what it was like driving down I-85 and passing all those great old Mid-Atlantic/Crockett cities like Raleigh and Greensboro. As the man currently holding the NWA title you could feel how keenly aware he was that he was literally traveling in the same pathways of the giants that came before him, those who had held that same title.

There was also a magic moment (thankfully captured on video) where Aldis and former legendary champion Harley Race reunited. Aldis was a trainee at Race's wrestling academy many years ago, but they met again that night with Aldis now holding the title that Race himself held for so many years. Seeing how gracious both Aldis and Race were to each other was priceless. One man showing respect for the other who had laid the foundation; the other showing respect for the man who now carries the torch.

There is also nice footage of Aldis's recent defense against Jake Hager (aka Jack Swagger in the WWE and Jake Strong in Lucha Underground) at the annual WrestleCade event in Winston-Salem over the traditional Starrcade weekend of Thanksgiving. Hager takes care to put over the NWA title, too.

We continue to enjoy and look forward to these great videos and particularly like the feel of tradition and respect (as well as a bit of warm nostalgia) involved in making the NWA great again.

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Follow the "Ten Pounds of Gold" series on the NWA's YouTube Channel.
You can also follow the principals on Twitter: @nwa (National Wrestling Alliance), @billy (Billy Corgan), and @Lagana (David Lagana.)

From the video description on YouTube: The return to provenience of the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance in 2018 is tied to the legacy created by men like Harley Race and others who held the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship (AKA The Ten Pounds of Gold).   Current reigning NWA Champion Nick Aldis has carried the tradition as well as the President of the NWA - William Patrick Corgan.