Nick Aldis is the WWE SmackDown general manager, but fans would love to see him perform as an in-ring star.
Nick Aldis is the new WWE SmackDown General Manager. It’s a role that almost fits perfectly for someone in his stature, looks, and eloquence. But boy would WWE benefit from letting Aldis go on a full run as an in-ring competitor.
In professional wrestling, there are some people who just look the part. Roman Reigns. Jade Cargill. Wardlow. Andrade. These are just a few individuals who exude everything that it means to look like a professional athlete but have the style of an S-Tier movie star. Nick Aldis is one of those individuals. Standing at 6’4” and weighing in at 242 pounds according to Cagematch, Aldis checks all the boxes of a “sports entertainer.”
Mainstream fans may not recognize Aldis as much as those who watch everything but check his resume if you need more proof. His 1,043-day run as NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship helped keep that promotion afloat when it was an afterthought in the industry. Even a decade ago, wrestling fans got a taste of Aldis as a main event star when he was Magnus and the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Bringing these skills and experience into WWE would benefit everyone involved.
Imagine a heel version of Aldis versus Seth Rollins. Or a babyface version chasing after GUNTHER. Aldis versus Sheamus. Aldis versus Bronson Reed. Aldis versus Shinsuke Nakamura. There’s a long list of matches that may not get the “dream” designation, but they would capture the attention of wrestling fans the minute they were announced. Aldis can match the flare of professional wrestling with an ability to compete against any style presented in the ring. And don’t forget about his ability to work the microphone. He has all the tools to be a big-time star.
Perhaps there is space for Nick Aldis to become an in-ring performer in the future. Hopefully, there isn’t a physical issue that has forced him into the producer/general manager role. He’s a talented performer that WWE has certainly had their eye on for years and now that he’s in the company he is in the perfect place for this phase of his career.