Former TNA World Heavyweight and Tag Team champion Nick Aldis, aka Magnus, recently with Marc Madison of The News Hub about one of most notable feuds in TNA and working alongside Doug Williams. Here are the highlights.
On one of most notable feuds in TNA:
To me the most significant feud I had was with Samoa Joe. First we had the tag team that was just to me one of my fondest memories. It was so easy but also so good that I just put it on cruise control. We just had so much energy and so much momentum that eventually turned into a singles rivalry first with the TV title and then after things developed the way they did and then we were in the (Main Event) Mafia together. Then I won the world title and then I went back and feuded with Joe again, this time for the world title. However working with Joe as either a part of a team or as an opponent was undoubtedly the highlight of my, TNA career, the highlight of my career period.
On working alongside Doug Williams:
Working with Doug definitely made me more comfortable. I said this many times as I’ve been asked about it, in a lot of ways it really saved me because we probably wouldn’t have lasted very long without that because I just didn’t belong there I was green and wasn’t cutting it. I knew that I needed a way to get better while still being on television and that tag team provided the perfect outlet. I think Jeff Jarrett was behind it which would make perfect sense to me because Jeff has a great philosophy and logic and he has a great eye for talent.
I think it was a way to go, look we complement each other perfectly. I was very comfortable on the mic and very comfortable with the showmanship element and I wasn’t very comfortable with the mechanics in the ring because I just didn’t have the experience yet. I didn’t have the rep. Doug was obviously well known by everybody and very well respected as an in-ring technician and a mechanic. But was perhaps not considered the most exciting or dynamic character or promo guy so between us we created this great act. I think I allowed him to come out of his shell as an entertainer and he allowed me to develop as a wrestler. It was a perfect marriage.
You can read the entire interview here.