Austin Aries was interviewed by Vaughn Johnson of Philly.com to talk about his upcoming appearance at Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore show and more. The full interview is HERE below are some highlights:
Samoa Joe’s TNA departure:
“That’s part of the business, man. People come, people go and at the end of the day, everybody has to do what’s right for them and their family and their situation. I’ve known Joe a long time and the guy is supremely intelligent, supremely talented so I’m sure the decision he made will work out because guys like that always seem to land on their feet.”
If he had any idea that Joe could possibly be on his way out:
“Hey, man. It could possibly happen with any of us at any time. As far as guys contracts and their deals, I don’t try to stick my nose in too much. Obviously, we all kind of have an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes, but I always feel those things are best kept behind the scenes and not out there for general consumption unless that person decides to put it out there.”
What the atmosphere is like in TNA in general:
“Things are good. I think there’s a lot of excitement with our switch over to Destination America. The feeling is that we’re with a station now that is behind us 100 percent. They know that as the TNA brand grows so does their station. They’re relatively new as far as networks go. I think there’s just a lot of excitement and optimism and we’re going to take things as they come, put ourselves in a position to be successful and know that things don’t happen overnight. As long as we’re continuing to make those incremental movements forward, things should be good.”
- Former WWE Superstar Drew Galloway’s TNA debut came on tonight’s Impact Wrestling. Galloway made the save for Grado and Al Snow as they were being attacked by The BDC. The former Drew McIntyre will be working with TNA for at least the next few months.
– MVP became the new #1 contender to Bobby Lashley’s World Heavyweight Title on tonight’s Impact Wrestling after winning a Gauntlet Match. MVP will get his title shot on next week’s show.