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Austin Aries On Cruiserweight Division, Almost Walking Out & More

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Austin Aries, in his last interview as an official WWE employee, talked to Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast about various subjects. The first of which was regarding the relationship between WWE and nutrition:

“As I go around the country and I’m seeing all the fans in the WWE Universe, there’s a lot of young kids and they’re off to the wrong start, because they’re being fed the wrong food. They’re being fed poison . . . I’ve been known to sneak a banana or two on screen. We’re pushing sugary New Day Booty-Os. I thought we’d balance it out with some nutritious fruit. A little banana with your Booty-Os won’t hurt.”

He spoke (kinda) about the cruiserweight division:

“I’ll leave the criticism to the critics. I’ll leave that for the people who are paid to make those decisions. My job is to go out there and perform and—whatever job they give me to do—to do it to the best of my abilities.”

He also discussed nearly walking out on wrestling back in 2011:

“Sometimes when you’re in the situation, it’s hard to evaluate it. Sometimes the best thing to do is to take a step back and get a little bit of a different perspective and re-evaluate things. For me, I’m smart enough and have been around the business long enough to know you don’t really retire.”


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