Austin Aries answers the question of what he wants to do before he decides to put the final touches on his career.
"The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" Austin Aries is coming to Major League Wrestling soon and over the months since he departed from IMPACT Wrestling, he has worked a number of independent shows including Warrior Wrestling. Aries has been in the wrestling business for twenty years and has competed for WWE, Ring Of Honor, Dragon Gate USA and a plethora of other companies and promotions. With the experience that he has tallied up and now at the age of 41, he is focusing on ventures outside of the ring while still performing at a high level. He expressed those sentiments when he joined The Fightbox Podcast.
Aries was asked what is left for him in wrestling and are there any names left that he wants to work with. Aries thought of All Elite Wrestling star Chris Jericho and praised Jericho for being in control of his career and said that he'd like to either wrestle or tag with Y2J.
“Well, as far as the working with part, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again because it’s still a viable possibility but, whether it’s across the ring as an opponent or in the corner as a partner, Chris Jericho is someone I have an immense amount of respect for-for what’s he’s done in his career. One of the guys that, as I was breaking in, was one of those guys that was ushering in the style that appealed to someone like me that I wanted to follow and say, ‘Now that’s a guy I wanna be like if I’m going to be in this business’ so the fact he’s still doing it at a high level and the fact… I think what I respect most about Chris is, man, he calls his own shots and he’s done it his own way and I respect that out of him so, that opportunity would be great because there’s not a lot of guys left that when I broke in, were kind of guys that I looked up to that are still active." He continued, "Eddie Guerrero was always one of those guys that was always on my list and unfortunately [I didn’t] have the chance, but fortunately Chris is still out there so that’s a guy that’s always on top, and Cody. I’ll throw Cody’s name out there too. For a lot of the same reasons as far as respecting what he’s done. Kind of going in his own direction and carving it out.”
There were no further details provided about Austin Aries' forthcoming venture in MLW but as those details become available, we'll update you here on Fightful.
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