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Nick "Magnus" Aldis talks leaving TNA and the trainwreck segment on Impact

The following is an interview with Nick "Magnus" Aldis from the Jobbing Out podcast:

On leaving TNA:

"When I gave my notice, by the time we got off the phone, I felt like 100 lb weight has been lifted off my back."

On the locker room:

"To be honest, it's been very turbulent."

"There were certain things I heard in the conference call, where the talent said things like I'm disgusted by this, or we have the right to know...the thing you have to remember is nobody owes you a living. You don't have a right to be guaranteed anything."

Booking issues after Jeff Jarrett left:

"He had a good idea of some fundamental parts of booking...When Jeff left, there were a lot of things that I felt that there was a struggle, that when Jeff was there, he would have nipped it in the bud."

He talks about a problem in the industry, people taking too little money to wrestle, and hurting everyone one else in the process:

"Guys are undercutting each other...There are too many people willing to come in and take the same spot for less money."

"You might look like you have this super-great attitude, but you're f*cking everyone over, because you're doing things for way too cheap. So now it's harder for everyone else to justify our pay."

That attitude hurting TNA:

"You can't blame the guys paying the money, because their job is to get the best services for the lower prices, but you get what you pay for. And I think that's something that TNA is experiencing now, and understanding now."

The feud with James Storm:

"At the beginning, we had a great in-ring segment.We put in loads of great little subtle nuances, and I thought this would be really good...Suddenly we get the word that this is what they want to do with this train thing. I think some of it unfortunately tied in to that they knew I wasn't going to stay. That was an issue. Nonetheless, when the train thing came about...I'm trying to be as positive as I can. This was one situation that when it was described, I couldn't find a single person that liked it. I couldn't find a single person, apart from the guy whose idea it was, that didn't say "what the hell is that?"