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    Posted: 13/November/2017 at 16:39
Quote Former WWE Superstar Austin Aries addressed some rumors surrounding his WWE departure during his recent appearance on Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On his reaction to his match with Neville being moved to the WrestleMania Kickoff Show: "The first thing that hit that night for WrestleMania 33 was my music and that crowd exploded and I walked out. They didn't explode for me. It was like, 'after four hours in this heat, the show is starting!' That wasn't lost on me, Chris. But the other part of me that's like, 'it was because of me! It was my music! It was just like 'Stone Cold' when the glass shattered! Did you see them?' But, no, man, seriously though, it was awesome. I had felt, I had been there the year before and I know how empty that arena was for those guys that went out there and busted their ass[es] at the preshow or the kickoff show. And I think Neville and myself took a sense of pride that that place was pretty full and people were sitting in their seats, ready to see our match. It was the Kickoff [Show] and that place was pretty full and they were ready to rock and roll and be entertained.

"Here's the funny thing, man. Of course, everybody wants to be on the main show, but not everybody can be. And so, [being on the Kickoff Show] didn't bother me in the least. I looked at it like, 'alright, I have a job to do, and now my job is to make sure everybody is here for the Kickoff Show, and I'm going to tell everybody, 'hey, if you miss the Kickoff Show, you're going to miss one of the best matches of the night because were going to go out there and tear it down' because that's my job. That's my responsibility. I take that seriously. I don't have any ill-will about any of that and I think we went out there and did that. I'm proud of that."

On rumors that he left WWE because he was not receiving royalties from sales of the WrestleMania 33 DVD: "There was a tweet I put out that garnered some headlines. I put a tweet out telling everyone that the WrestleMania 33 is available in Canada on BluRay. Unfortunately, one of the best matches of the night was left off the DVD.' Right? So people took that and made it into, 'oh, one of the reasons Austin Aries left was because he's mad that his match wasn't on the DVD.' So I'm going to out myself here, okay? I get paid to put tweets out sometimes. Okay? Sometimes, I'm paid to put things over by people who have things that they're selling and it just so happened that the one thing I'm paid this time to put over was that the DVD of WrestleMania 33 was now available in Canada on BluRay. Well, when I went to put it on, I realized, 'oh s--t! I'm not even on this DVD that I'm supposed to promote. How would I do that in all my sarcasm and wit?' And that's how I chose to, right? And so, people took that, and I didn't even think about the 'oh, I might not get royalties for that now?' s--t, I didn't even think about it.

"So I just want to clear that up. It wasn't some smoking gun. I wasn't sitting around, pouting, kicking things over, because it didn't really dawn on me that I wasn't and it didn't really affect me."

Check out the complete episode of Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast featuring the Austin Aries interview at PodcastOne.com.

 
It's a shame he thinks so low about himself that he doesn't think the Wrestlemania crowd were popping for him.
 
The whole DVD situation was a bad one. Fancy promoting something you aren't involved on.
 
I hope he ends up back in E one day because he's too good to be anywhere but the big league.
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He is very very good in the ring but in WWE thats not enough.

I liked him when he was in TNA - he had that cocky, arrogant, best in the world sort of charisma about him and to be fair to him he didnt really get the chance to show that off so much in WWE.

He was no doubt one of the biggest names on 205 and they are really missing someone of his quality now

For me, Finn Balor is no better than Aries and hes getting a decent push as of late so to me theres no doubt the crowd would always be receptive of him and he wouldnt struggle to draw.

There must have been some reason he wasnt given the Bobby Roode style move to the main roster
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Quote Former WWE, Ring Of Honor (ROH), and IMPACT Wrestling star Austin Aries recently did an interview on Arm Drag Takedown with Pollo Del Mar. Here are the highlights:

His vegan diet: “It has become such a big industry now. There’s a lot money being pumped into [vegan products] and it’s growing. There’s nothing I’d usually eat as a carnivore I can’t eat or be replicated on a plant-based diet, whether it’s bacon, burgers, Mac & Cheese, Pizza. If you can name it, I’ve had a plant-based version of it, and it’s been delicious, and it’s been better for me.”

Working for WWE: “It was a great experience. I believe everything happens for a reason, and that ended up being a great vehicle for me in a number of areas. I’m grateful for my time there. It provided me a great opportunity to check off the last couple things from my career people would kind of use against me and say, ‘Well, you’ve never been to the Big Time. You’ve never been to the big dance.’ When the opportunity did present itself, I had to take it. It was the one thing I really hadn’t done.”

Cody Rhodes: “I have the utmost respect for him and his talent. He’s one of those guys, once he was able to go out there and be himself and do what’s coming from his heart, you see the results. There are a lot of guys out there like that.”

Possible facing “The American Nightmare”: “If he can hold onto that thing long enough to where I can get myself in there. That’s obviously a big target around his waist and one obviously I’ve carried a couple times, so I know the pressure associated with it. He’s done a great job so far. I’d love the opportunity. I’d love the opportunity whether it’s for the Ring of Honor Title or not, just to get in there with him. He’s one of those guys I haven’t had a chance to get in there and tangle with. Yeah, I’d love that opportunity, no matter where it is, but if it’s for the Ring of Honor Championship, all the better. It just raises the stakes.”

His financial success since leaving WWE: “Within the next 30 days really, I’m going to crush any month I had with the WWE. It’s not even going to be close. I’m going to do it in 12 dates rather than the 20 I’d normally be wrestling. Is that going to be there forever? Is that going to be there for everybody? Not necessarily. Do I owe a lot of that to the fact I was just wrestling with WWE? Absolutely. That’s not lost on me.”

 
He's more willpower than me because I would rather have real meat than a planet based supplement LOL
 
Seems a given he will end up in ROH and that would be good for him because the company is more popular at the moment than it's been for years (since the Samoa Joe, AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan days).
 
Credit to him for realising his increased indy fees he can demand is down to his E run.
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