The NWA has uploaded the very latest episode of their excellent Ten Pounds of Gold web series on YouTube. Episode 43, entitled “Through These Eyes”, follows Nick Aldis as he defends his world heavyweight title against Jake Hager (fka Jack Swagger) and prepares to face the biggest challenge of his career in Brian Cage.
The episode also features NWA owner Billy Corgan, who reflects on why he got into the wrestling business, and an interview with 8-year-old reporter AJ Awesome. He also talks about working with Jeff Jarrett again at the NWA 70th Anniversary, for the first time since the WWE Hall of Famer replaced him at Impact Wrestling.
Here’s the official synopsis.
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. Stay tuned to end of this episode for an announcement from Billy.
Episode 43 of NWA Ten Pounds of Gold explores Billy Corgan’s day in St. Louis for The Smashing Pumpkins. Billy is interviewed by eight year old wrestling fan AJ Awesome in the theater that sits next to where the Kiel Auditorium used to be. Home of Three NWA Worlds Title Changes.
The journey of Nick Aldis in Ten Pounds of Gold goes through Winston Salem, NC as he faces Jake Hager (aka Jack Swagger) at Wrestlecade before looking forward to Brian Cage at Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore.
The real moment of this episode for NWA Champion Nick Aldis is his meeting with 8 time NWA Worlds Champion Harley Race. Nick recounts the story of going to train with Harley Race early in his career and what this moment means to him.