The man once known as Magnus, Nick Aldis has already made history and he hasn’t even entered the prime of his career yet. Aldis not only became one of the youngest World Champions of all time, capturing the TNA World Title at just barely 27 years of age, but also the first British World Champion in history. With such success at a young age, it’s not surprising Aldis has been competing since age 16. An athlete his entire life, including wrestling, bodybuilding, and swimming, Aldis first gained mainstream attention in his native England as a regular cast member of the UK-equivalent to what American fans would know as “American Gladiators”. From there, Magnus was born in TNA, where he won the TNA, IWGP (New Japan), and GHC (NOAH) tag team titles as well.
Arguably the biggest win of Magnus’ career occurred at TNA Bound For Glory 2013, when Magnus was able to cleanly defeat “The Icon” Sting one-on-one, solidifying Aldis as a man who could be branded the future of professional wrestling, even earning him the nod of Most Improved Wrestler 2013 as voted by the readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine. It didn’t take long to prove that theory as fact, as Magnus was TNA World Champion only one month later. Now, Nick Aldis has put Magnus behind him, and has already conquered the GFW Global Championship. With his best years still well ahead of him could Nick Aldis be the face of the franchise of GFW for many years to come?