Nick Aldis Set To Compete In First Televised Impact Match In Almost Six Years

The prodigal Magnus has returned to the Impact Zone.

Impact Wrestling announced that former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis will compete in his first match on Impact television since 2017, facing Sheldon Dean on this Thursday's episode of "Impact on AXS TV." The last one for Aldis was a loss to EC3 in a three-way Number One Contender's match that also included James Storm.

Aldis wrestled on two Impact pay-per-views in 2022, competing at Impact Multiverse of Matches in a tag match alongside his wife Mickie James, as well as Slammiversary 2022, where he helped the Impact Originals defeat Honor No More in a 10-man tag match. Aldis officially returned to the company at Rebellion in April, initially on commentary but now in a certainly active in-ring role.

Aldis returned to Impact Wrestling earlier this year after a falling out with the National Wrestling Alliance and is reportedly working for Impact without a contract for the time being, with Aldis and the promotion working on a verbal agreement. Aldis is reportedly going to be involved in the main event scene, with him rumored to be facing Impact World Champion Steve Maclin somewhere down the line. Aldis' departure from the NWA was acrimonious, with Aldis labeling the promotion a "toxic brand" and taking umbrage with their creative direction.

"At some point, it feels like he's sort of deliberately going against what the fans are asking for," Aldis once said of the promotion's attitude towards booking, "and it just feels like a very spiteful approach."