Source: DirecTV News
Recently, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, TNA World Tag Team Champion, and TNA X-Division Champion Austin Aries talked with DirecTV. Topics included his favorite opponent in the ring, what his thoughts are about this weekend’s TNA Bound for Glory 2013, and a message that he has to all of his fans. You can read highlights of the interview below or you can read the entire interview by clicking here. Enjoy!
On His Favorite Opponent in the Ring
I always mention Bobby Roode. We just click on a lot of different levels. We grew up appreciating the same type of wrestler and same type of wrestling. We are similar students to the game. We work together against each other or as a tag partner. Guys like Samoa Joe, no matter what it’s been, what promotion, every time we are in the ring there is such an easy storytelling and psychology in there. We always had good matchups. Matches with Brian Danielson (Daniel Bryan of WWE) have always brought the best out of me. We’ve had a number of clashes over the years. Those are some guys off the top of my head.
On His Thoughts for TNA Bound for Glory 2013
Bound for Glory is Impact Wrestling’s biggest event. It is out in San Diego, and it is a whole weekend event. Unfortunately, I find myself challenging for the X Division Championship in an Ultimate X Match. It is exactly the type of match I look forward to as well as the fans. But there is an extra element of danger, having to scale a 20ft rope to grab the belt where it is hanging over the ring. You have three former world champs (Aries, Chris Sabin, and Jeff Hardy), as well as the current X division champ, Manik, and we all bring a little something different to the table. Anything can happen, and it is an exciting match for the audience and you definitely get sweaty palms participating in it because of the dangers that come with The Ultimate X Match. Note: After the interview, Samoa Joe was added to the match.
On A Message to All of His Fans
I like to spread manners! A please and a thank you go a long way, and they don’t cost anything. That is one message I always try to spread. Also be mindful of what you put in your body. We need to put more thought into what we eat and those directly contribute to other diseases and ailments that have stricken our country. Those are my public service announcements! Other than that, keep supporting TNA, Spike TV on Thursday Nights. Spread the word and get it out there to as many people you can to promote our great product.