Austin Aries discusses his departure from WWE and clears up misconceptions

Austin Aries explained his departure from WWE during an interview with Chris Jericho on the “Talk is Jericho” podcast. Aries stated that he was simply told the company had nothing for him creatively. He said he respects their decision and also appreciates that the company let him train at the performance center during his 90-day non-compete while he was rehabbing from an injury. Listen to the full interview at

Powell’s POV: Aries also stressed that his match with Neville being left off the WrestleMania DVD had nothing to do with his departure. He was positive about his experience with the company. It’s a good interview with Aries telling a story about Vince McMahon telling him that he was a natural on color commentary, discussing his vegan diet and book, and his future in pro wrestling.


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