During an Instagram Live session, Austin Aries discussed his exit from IMPACT. Here are the highlights:
On The Perception That He No Sold The Ending To His World Title Match Against Johnny Impact:
When Conor McGregor lost, did he sit there rolling around on the mat afterwards. I lost, I was pissed. The Starship [Pain], that f*cking thing, that’ll get you down for 3.1 seconds. That’s a horsesh*t finisher. Let’s be honest. The thing that beat me was my brainbuster before it if you watch!
I sold. No-selling is what you guys do when you kick out of these finishers four times every match so you get ‘holy sh*ts.’ I didn’t kick out of anything that whole f*cking match. I took the pin 1-2-3 and then I got up 4-5-6 and I motherf*ck Don Callis, said ‘I hope you’re happy now. This is your guy. Let’s see what he can do.’ And I walked out.
On Why He Never Returned To IMPACT:
What I learned from that is you have to go fight sometimes. If you put me in a position to trust me to be that guy, then I should have a say and an opinion in what’s going on. That’s part of my issue that I had with this thing with Morrison. It wasn’t dropping the title, it had nothing to do with that.
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