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8 Dec, 2014

Piper’s Pit interview


Aries is a guest on Piper’s Pit to discuss villains in wrestling, TNA and his future goals.

Given the opportunity I’d like to think I could carry a title in any promotion on any level. Just give me the ball and I’ll run with it.

6 Mar, 2014

The Room interview


Aries talks to The Room radio show about booking in TNA and the current state of the company.

I think TNA’s fine. I think people get a little wrapped up in the day-to-day operations, per se. They like to maybe read into things without really having the knowledge of everything that’s going on behind the scenes. … My paychecks are coming. I’m working consistently … There’s a lot of good things on the horizon.

15 Dec, 2013

Ring Rust Radio interview


Aries speaks to Ring Rust Radio  about the X-Division title, AJ Styles and his future in TNA.

My responsibility is to just go out there and do whatever I’m asked to do to the best of my ability, I don’t put any extra pressure on myself. I don’t necessarily get rubs from championships; I’d like to feel the championship gets a rub off of me.

15 Oct, 2013

DirecTV interview


Aries talks to DirecTV about his favorite opponent, Bobby Heenan.

Bobby Heenan is one of my favorites of all time. Even back in the AWA, I just always thought he was great. And obviously The Horsemen dominating as well as Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Magnum T.A., The Midnight Express, and The Freebirds. Of course Jake Roberts and Rick Rude. Those are the guys I grew up watching and idolizing.

15 Sep, 2013

V2 Wrestling interview


Aries talks to V2 Wrestling about Kevin Nash, nearly retiring and TNA.

“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!

8 Jul, 2012

Aries vs Roode – TNA title

Wins Sport Event

Aries defeats Roode in singles competition, after vacating the X Division Title, at Destination X to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Aries picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Brainbuster suplex at twenty-two minutes and forty seconds.

18 Jun, 2005

Punk vs Aries – ROH title

Punk defeats Aries in singles competition at Death Before Dishonor to become the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion. The match ends when Punk delivers a Pepsi Plunge and picks up the pinfall. Punk announces that he has signed with WWE and begins threatening to take the ROH championship to WWE with him.

15 Apr, 1978

Austin Aries born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Aries (Daniel Solwold Jr.) is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He develops an early interest in professional wrestling through watching the NWA.

The influences I had growing up I think comes out in the way I perform and maybe that’s what helps set me apart from some of the guys who grew up watching different types of wrestling. I appreciated all of it, but what originally caught my attention was that dirty wrasslin’ with those real characters and blood and Dick Murdoch and Buzz Saywer. That was the stuff that really grabbed me as a kid and really fell in love with.

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