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Austin Aries Almost Retired from Wrestling in 2011

Austin Aries spoke to V2 Journal about his claim he was originally going to retire from professional wrestling back in 2011.

“I had made the decision (to retire). It was just one of those situations where I didn’t feel that I was getting back what I was putting in. I didn’t want to be a prisoner to the world of wrestling; I didn’t want to be a guy who was trying to hustle every weekend and do a convention. I didn’t want to be Randy The Ram in 10, 20 years. I felt at that point of my life I was ok with transitioning into something else, and I’d stopped taking bookings and had nothing on my schedule, and before that really sunk in I got a call from TNA offering me the opportunity to come down there for an X Division qualifying match. and I figured, well why not take one more pay day, that certainly can’t hurt!”

Aries also commented on his previous run with TNA Wrestling.

“Eveybody likes to speculate that me and Austin Starr are somehow related. I always say that that guy never had a tattoo. I’ve watched all of his footage, the guy’s mildly entertaining, never really had a whole lot to sink his teeth into, but i certainly enjoyed him in the Kevin Nash Invitational Battle Royale, I’ll tell you that much.”

Austin Aries Almost Retired from Wrestling in 2011

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  • Trey Doss

    im glad he didnt retire and lol

  • Dwayne Powell

    Thank God he didn’t, that brother is the real deal

    • KingBack

      He is a CM Punk wannabe..
      Anyway.. Still a great wrestler.


        How is he a CM Punk wannabe dumbass? They’re entirely different.

      • Ha! CM Punk lost

        Aries > Punk

  • TrollNonstopAction

    He never gave many details about how he got back to TNA, but whoever called him did his job well. Thankfully we have Austin Aries where he deserves to be now.

  • Damian Starr

    He is a mix of DB, Punk and jericho IMO and totally needs to be utilized again by TNA

    • KingBack

      He is not even close to the level of any of them.

      • Damian Starr

        I didn’t say he was them or was better than them, i just said he is like them, DB’s wrestling style to an extent, Punks talking and willing to put his body on the line and Jerichos style outside of the ring and some elements of his wrestling also

  • Ha! CM Punk lost

    Aries should be in WWE.

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