After watching this video it is clear that Nick Aldis needed to leave Impact Wrestling to really become a star and change the perception people may have had of him. Honestly, I remember Nick in Impact and he never came off the way he does now as he seems a lot more professional, and like he could be a major league champion. There is no doubt that this event has gotten more attention for the NWA then any event or match in the last decade plus which adds to how important this event is on Saturday. When Tim Storm held the NWA Title he was the NWA & carried the banner proudly and once Aldis won the gold he took the NWA flag and ran with it. I don't think I've seen Nick this confident and this well like someone who found his place in the world of wrestling and where he can be a star.
The challenger on the other hand has his backstory and his past, but this has nothing to do with the WWE and has everything to do with what Cody has accomplished since he left the WWE. One thing that the WWE has never been good at doing is sharing glory and letting fans be aware of talents past & how important someone was to a past employer. It would be tough to say that anyone was more important to the NWA then the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and now Cody has a chance to continue that legacy. Cody has his reasons to show the passion that he never got the chance to show in the WWE, but has shown in every promo especially in this feud; he said it in the video "I could say this isn't about Dusty and it isn't, but I can't say it has nothing to do with him." Overall this match may headline this event on Saturday, but if it does or not that doesn't matter because Saturday September 1, 2018 will change wrestling forever.