During an interview with Busted Open Radio, Austin Aries mentioned some nagging injuries that he is currently nursing and that he will need to take some time off from WWE to get his mind and body right:
“I’ve got some stuff going on, but just to be fair you could probably say that for a lot of the locker room. It’s kind of part of what we do, I don’t think anyone is ever 100%. So I got a couple things going on and obviously at this point it might be a good time to take a little break which really could consist of two days to just adjust some of those things, try and get my mind and my body right and then come back and figure out what’s gonna be next and what the direction’s gonna be.”
Aries recently wrapped up a program with Cruiserweight Champion Neville and failed to win the championship in a situation where a lot of people were expecting him to eventually end up with the title in the end. He briefly touched on if he would return to the cruiserweight division and did mention that he enjoyed where he was at so there was no word on him changing over to tangle with the heavyweights at any point.