Nick Aldis Lifts Lid On Recent Surgery

Nick Aldis WWE SmackDown

Nick Aldis is a busy man running WWE SmackDown as the General Manager while also suffering a recent injury that required surgery.

The new General Manager of WWE SmackDown was named in October 2023 when the company’s Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque appointed former NWA & TNA World Champion Nick Aldis in the role while Adam Pearce was named Raw GM.

Behind the scenes, Aldis has worked for WWE since the summer of 2023 as a Producer who helps put together matches. Even though the 37-year-old wrestler has nearly 20 years of pro wrestling experience, he has yet to have a match in WWE.

Earlier in March, Nick Aldis confirmed he had surgery to repair a torn right biceps. Despite the injury, Aldis still appeared on the March 22nd Smackdown and had a jacket on to cover the injury.

During an appearance on Gabby LaSpisa’s Gabby AF podcast, Aldis spoke about his injury while calling it a “freak thing” that happened.

“Before this one, I’ve only had one major surgery my whole career and it was the other bicep. It was just a freak thing. Dr. LeClere in Vanderbilt here in Nashville did a phenomenal job. He works on the Nashville Predators and all sorts of high profile athletes and stuff like that. He did a great job. I feel great. In a stupid splint cast thing for a little bit longer and then hopefully I’ll transition to a brace, kind of like the one that we’re seeing Punk wearing. I’ll be switching into one of those hopefully in time for WrestleMania.”

What Does WWE And Nick Aldis Have Planned For WWE Smackdown Eight Days Before WrestleMania 40?

The March 29th edition of WWE Smackdown takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT just eight days before WrestleMania 40.

There are several matches and segments announced for Smackdown.

* Jade Cargill is set to make her first appearance as a SmackDown Superstar

* The Street Profits take on A-Town Down Under for chance to join the Six-Pack Ladder Match at WrestleMania

* Bianca Belair goes one-on-one with Dakota Kai

* The New Catch Republic battle Legado del Fantasma to join the Six-Pack Ladder Title Match at WrestleMania

* Kevin Owens and Randy Orton look to silence the outspoken Pretty Deadly

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