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Nick Aldis
Aldis
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Professional wrestling career
Height 191 centimeters (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 110 kilograms (240 lbs.)
Debut 2003

  Nicholas Aldis (born 6 November 1986) is an English professional wrestler. He is best known for working under the ring name Magnus. Aldis is a former one-time GFW Global Champion, one-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion and one-time GHC Tag Team Champion.

Aldis also appeared on the United Kingdom revival of Gladiators, where he was known by the name Oblivion. Aldis, working under his real name, was also a co-presenter of Britain's Strongest Man on Challenge TV in the United Kingdom.

Professional wrestling career Edit

Pro Wrestling NOAH (2012) Edit

On 22 July 2012, Magnus made his debut for the Japanese Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion, when he and Samoa Joe defeated Akitoshi Saito and Jun Akiyama to win the GHC Tag Team Championship.[1][2] On 8 October, Magnus and Joe lost the title to KENTA and Maybach Taniguchi in their first defense.[3][4]

Personal life Edit

Aldis and fellow wrestler Mickie James welcomed their first child, a boy named Donovan Patrick Aldis, on 25 September 2014.[5] Aldis and James were married on December 31, 2015.[6]

In wrestling Edit

  • Finishing moves
    • Diving elbow drop[7][8][9] – 2007–present
    • King's Cloverleaf (Cloverleaf)[10][11][12] – 2012–present
    • MDD – Mag Daddy Driver (Sitout scoop slam piledriver)[13] – 2010–2016
    • Spine Shaker (Belly to back side slam)[14][15] – 2014–present
    • Tormentum[16][17] (TNA) / Twisting Samoan drop[18] (Independent circuit) – 2008–2015
  • Signature moves
    • Double powerbomb[18]
    • European uppercut[19]
    • Falling powerbomb[20]
    • Gedo Clutch[21] – 2013
    • Rebound clothesline[22]
    • Scoop lift transitioned into a vertical suplex[23]
    • Slingshot elbow drop[20]
  • With Samoa Joe
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Snapmare (Joe) followed by a diving elbow drop (Magnus)[7][8]
  • With Desmond Wolfe
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Double Decker (Assisted Tower of London)[24]
      • Running knee lift (Wolfe) / Sidewalk slam (Magnus) combination[25][26]
  • Managers
  • Nicknames
  • Entrance themes
    • "The British Invasion" by Dale Oliver[33]
    • "Vs. the World" by Under the Influence

Championships and accomplishments Edit

  • Global Force Wrestling
    • GFW Global Championship (1 time)[34]
    • GFW Global Championship Tournament (2015)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2013)
    • PWI ranked him #8 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2014[35]
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH
  • Ring Ka King
    • RKK World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[36]
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • IWGP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Doug Williams[37]
    • TNA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[38]
    • TNA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Doug Williams (1) and Samoa Joe (1)[39][8]
    • TNA World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tournament (2010) – with Desmond Wolfe[40]
    • Wild Card Tournament (2011) – with Samoa Joe[41]
    • Xplosion Championship Challenge (2011)[42]
    • TNA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament (2013)[43]
    • Feast or Fired (2015 – World Tag Team Championship contract)1[44]
    • Global Impact Tournament (2015) – with Team International (The Great Sanada, Drew Galloway, The Great Muta, Tigre Uno, Bram, Rockstar Spud, Khoya, Sonjay Dutt and Angelina Love)

1GFW co-founders Jeff and Karen Jarrett invoked Magnus' briefcase because he was part of their roster and gave his title match to Brian Myers and Trevor Lee.

Luchas de Apuestas Edit

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Magnus (championship) Sting (career) Huntsville, Alabama Genesis January 16, 2014 Aired January 23, 2014. This was a no disqualification and no countout match.

References Edit

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