Ariya Daivari reflects on a possible opportunity to return to WWE in the future.
Ariya Daivari was released by WWE earlier this year and now, he has to think about what is next. Speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Ariya discusses his plans to team with Tony Nese on the main roster
"Yeah, honestly right before we got released. Me and Tony Nese were doing a lot of tag stuff together. Me and him have tagged on and off since the beginning of 205 Live. In the last 4 to 5 months of TV they were having us tag pretty regularly. They had us doing promos together. Everyone in the office, Shawn Michaels, Matt Bloom, they would all be telling us 'You guys are killing it as a tag team, you're doing a great job, you look good.' We were having good matches and a lot of the boys said we looked good as a team. We thought that this was going to take us to the next level. We thought we were going to be a tag team on NXT. Me and him discussed talking to Vince and see if he would bring us to RAW or SmackDown. I was told that Vince or WWE, in general, isn't big in the tag team division. That was the only hurdle we had to climb, to get them to pay attention to tag stuff. I really thought that was going to take us to the next level. But unfortunately, we got released."
Continuing on, Daivari discusses his plans to continue wrestling as much as possible and when talking about a potential return to WWE, he says that he's giving himself a five-year window to do so.
"I just want to wrestle, I want a busy schedule. That's the only thing I want. Because right now I'm sitting at home with these 90 days. Not too long ago we were dealing with a pandemic, that sh*t sucked. I did not like sitting at home. Obviously, the pandemic was a little bit different because nobody could do anything. But right now the crowds are back and wrestling is super hot and I'm not doing anything, it's driving me fucking crazy. I just want to be as busy as possible, it doesn't matter where it is. AEW, IMPACT, New Japan, back to the indies... I just want to wrestle the best guys possible and keep a very busy schedule. This is my life now. It is all I care about and all I want to do."
He added, "I think so. I have this 5-year plan in my head. I'm 32 now, if I don't go back to WWE in 5 years then maybe that door is closed. I still feel young and I still feel good. You see so many guys like Drew McIntyre and Jinder, seeing them leave WWE, and they were at the bottom of the barrel when they left. To go out there and get in great shape, reinvent themselves and then come back and have the success that they have had, it's awesome to see. Shelton Benjamin and The Hardys, all great guys but when they left I thought that was it because they have done everything that they can do. They are older now and probably won't come back. Now they have come back and done extraordinary work, I don't think the door to WWE is completely closed. It might be that right now they are reshuffling things and figuring things out."
You can check out the full interview at this link.