Impact Wrestling World Champion Austin Aries says that he doesn’t watch much professional wrestling anymore, while also discussing the differences between WWE and Impact Wrestling, during an interview with Konnan on his ‘Keeping It Real’ podcast.
“I really don’t watch a lot of wrestling. I really don’t. People are surprised that I don’t. There was a time that I really loved pro wrestling, but I’m not a pro wrestling junkie, per se,” Aries said (H/T Wrestling Inc).
“I don’t have a lot of free time with the amount of traveling that I do, but most of pro wrestling isn’t catered to me. I am not a kid.
“There are a lot of guys that complain to me about the product, but it’s like, well, you are not a kid. It is catered to sell t-shirts and merchandise to kids and their parents.
“That is why with some of the things that we are doing at Impact Wrestling and other places there are more of a resurgence to more of an adult-orientated version of pro wrestling because that is what is missing for a long time,” he continued.
“Maybe, there is something we can do at Impact Wrestling that some corporate companies don’t want to touch. I think that there is a lot of people that miss what pro wrestling can give them too.
“I don’t watch a ton of it, I watch enough to see what is going on, I think it is also good to not be watching it because your ideas are your ideas.”
Mickie James Wins Knockouts Title
Mickie James’ career will carry on as the future Hall of Famer has once again become the Knockouts World Champion following her defeat of champion Jordynne Grace at Impact Wrestling’s Hard to Jill PPV event.
This will mark James’ fifth reign as Knockouts Champion.
James kicked off her Last Rodeo back in September 2022, stating that her career would come to an end the next time that she lost a match. Since then, James has defeated the likes of Mia Yim, Taylor Wilde, and Gisele Shaw, and others as well.
Hard to Kill also saw Masha Slamovich become the new number one contender for the title, setting up a clash with James that may very well be the perfect time to crown a new Knockouts Champion, as Slamovich has been on a meteoric rise of her own.
Chelsea Green Discusses Potential WWE Return
Chelsea Green has been rumored to be making her return to WWE in the near future following her departure from Impact Wrestling, and now she is talking about her potential return to the company.
“I think that I wouldn’t go to AEW, and that’s just a reality for me” Green said, during an interview with WrestleZone’s Bill Pritchard.
“It’s not gonna happen. With WWE, I’m really glad that I left on good terms, although I was sad that I didn’t get to fulfill myself creatively as a wrestler. I still had a great relationship with Triple H. I had a great relationship with Vince, so I am really happy that I’m able to hold my head up high knowing there’s an opportunity for me to possibly go back if they decide it’s the time and the place. But this time would be different because I went into it the first time, and I was just so doe-eyed and niave, and just thought that I deserved to be listened to and deserved to be heard.
Now I realize it’s not always like that. And it’s not always wrestling. It just shows business. Acting is the same way. You’re not going to get everything that you ‘deserve’ or everything that you work for, and all you can do is just go in with a totally open mind and just let things happen. So if I did get the chance to go back, and if someone contacted me, I would absolutely have that conversation.”
Impact Wrestling Changes Locations for Two Upcoming Events
Impact Wrestling has officially announced location changes for two upcoming PPV events – Bound For Glory and Victory Road, according to Fightful.
Bound For Glory will be taking place in Albany New York on Friday October 7th, which is the first time the company will be running a major PPV event on a Friday. The event was originally scheduled for October 8th, in Danbury Connecticut.
Victory Road will be taking place on September 23rd from Skyway Studios in Nashville Tennessee, a change from their originally scheduled location of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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