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Nick Aldis talks about his upcoming match with Mike Bennett, Eric Young on why Impact Wrestling is better than WWE

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Nick Aldis appeared were interviewed this past week on Busted Open Radio on Sirius XM. The full shows are available now on Demand in the Sirius XM app.

Here are a couple of highlights from the interviews:

Nick Aldis talked about his upcoming match with Mike Bennett: “Mike was very forthcoming and open about it right out of the gate to embrace that he’s a recovering addict. The entire objective with this is, Mike Bennett doesn't deserve for his reputation to be the character that was presented on WWE television. He deserves to be presented as Mike Bennett in the way he wants to be presented. The intention was right out the gate to make people say now I’m talking to the real person. This is the guy behind the character. As for me, look yes, I think that it's important to me that we can embrace that while I can present myself in a certain way and I take pride in that and it's been a big part of my success with the company, it doesn't mean I have to protect the business brother. It’s all real. I didn't borrow these suits. They're mine. I didn’t borrow the Jag parked outside. It's mine. At the same time, yea, I’m a father. I’m a husband. I have a family and I do all that stuff and what I do I do it for them. It’s to create that contrast and Mike Bennett is not going to walk out on the 15th carrying his kids saying I’m daddy Mike. He's going to come out as Mike Bennett ready to kick ass. It's wanting to show the audience that there’s a motivation to all this. There's a reason why we go through all this.”

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Eric Young talked about why he is proud to be a part of Impact Wrestling: “What is cool about Impact is all the different flavors. There’s no mandate saying, 'ok these are what wrestlers do, this is how you sell, this is how you put a match together, these are the rules.' It is more loose which in my interpretation allows for creativity. You're going to see creativity on the Impact show not allowed in other places. There's one thing and one way to do it in the WWE and that’s his (Vince’s) way and there is no other way. In Impact, this is a group thing. It's about pro wrestling which I think is the most important thing. This is a pro wrestling product. They (WWE) can deny that they are not a pro wrestling product and they are an entertainment product. They can do whatever they want because they are the big dog. But the reality is, Impact is a pro wrestling product put together by pro wrestlers for wrestling fans. To be on, in my opinion, the number one wrestling show of the week, there is no better place for me to be right now.”

Check out the clip below and listen to Busted Open Radio on Sirius XM's Fight Nation.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Busted Open Radio with a h/t to for the transcription. Busted Open Radio can be heard on SiriusXM's Fight Nation (Channel 156), Monday through Saturday from 9 am to Noon eastern.