Jericho welcomes Austin Aries to the show.
Aries informs that he has a new book coming out entitled, ‘Food Fight: My Plant-Powered Journey From Bingo Halls to the Big Time’. He has been a vegan since 2000 and he takes great pride in not depending on animals for food or clothing. He says that the food industry is lying to us all and we need to start paying more attention to the things we’re putting in our bodies.
Jericho asks Aries how he started working for WWE. Aries says he flew into WWE headquarters and had some conversations with people to see if it was a good fit, and they moved on from there. The company was still trying to figure out how NXT was going to run at that time, but now new performers almost exclusively go to NXT first where they train five days a week and set up the rings with all the younger talents.
He didn’t get the chance to do those things and that’s unfortunate because he thinks he would have loved that. While working with Nakamura one night, a misplaced kick broke his eye socket and Aries called it ‘a complete freak accident’. He told Triple H that he didn’t want to dissapear while his injury healed and he pitched the idea of him working as a commentator or a manager.