British-born Aldis looks to become only the second ever holder of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to come from the UK, the first was Gary Steele back in 1999.
Storm is currently in his first reign as the NWA Heavyweight Champion — a title which was previously held by the likes of Ric Flair, Harley Race, and AJ Styles. He first won the NWA title back on October 21, 2016, when he defeated Jax Dane in Sherman, Texas. In doing so, Storm also made history by becoming the oldest wrestler, at 51-years-old, to win the NWA heavyweight championship.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan had agreed to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance, including its name, trademarks, and also the championship belts.
The NWA trademarks were handed to Billy Corgan’s Lightning One Production and Corgan’s ownership reign began from October 1, 2017, as he took charge of both the promotion and its championships as well.