Ariya Daivari used to work as a wrestler in WWE before shifting to try his hand at producer. He then made his way to AEW following his WWE exit. Daivari recently confirmed that he’s full-time with AEW.
Daivari recently appeared for an interview on AEW Unrestricted. He confirmed that he is a wrestler and producer for AEW full-time. Daivari has been heavily featured on AEW television over the last few months.
If some people remember, on a few episodes of AEW Dark, I was wrestling with another guy named Invictus Khash. He’s actually from your [Aubrey Edwards] area, the Seattle area.
Very good wrestler, he’s a fellow Persian man just like me. We kind of got put together randomly as a tag team, and we’re doing a couple Darks together, and it was going great. I actually really enjoyed tagging with him, he’s a bright, young kid. He’s from Iran originally, he speaks very good Farsi which is kind of cool. I thought that was a cool thing going for us, and then just extremely talented in-ring.
But apparently, Tony [Khan] wasn’t really feeling that for me and I showed up one day and I found out that I’m tagging with a guy named Slim J. I said, ‘Okay. That’s interesting’ and that day, me and Khash actually had matching gear because we tagged a few times together, we finally went and got matching gear. Like, all right, we’re gonna be a tag team, let’s do this for real, and I showed up, and I said, ‘Slim J? Where have I heard that name before?’ And I was like, all right, whatever, and then he comes up to me. He’s like, ‘Hey, I’m Slim. We’re working together’ and I’m like, okay, this is interesting. Me and Khash have singles matches and then Tony shows up later and I kind of talk to him a little bit, and he just lays this whole idea on the line for me with The Trustbusters and Parker Boudreaux, and he has all these ideas for other members which turned out to be Sonny Kiss and V.S.K. and it all just kind of happened one day.
But that’s what led to me getting my full-time job so, you know, that’s what the boss wants, that’s what the boss gets. I think it’s always been a very simple thing in wrestling… and I really enjoyed tagging with Khash and who knows? Somewhere in the future, maybe he can come join The Trustbusters, but it was just Tony’s idea, something he wanted to do, and it was just kind of presented to me and the funny thing was, a lot of it was just kind of some last minute stuff.
Just, ‘Hey, this is what I want you to talk about, this is your new name, you’re in The Trustbusters’ and this was like minutes before I was about to go out there and part of me took it as a test. I get all this information, and he’s like, ‘All right, go do it!’ And I go like, ‘No problem. I’m gonna knock this out of the f*cking park first try’ and I feel like I did, and I got to the back, and he was like, ‘Hell yeah. That’s exactly what I wanted… Let’s f*cking go!’
Daivari is the leader of The Trustbusters group of Slim J, Parker Boudreaux, Sonny Kiss, Slim J, and Jeeves Kay There was a thorough discussion of how The Trustbusters came to be. The group debuted on AEW Dark before moving up to ROH Death Before Dishonor and eventually appearing on AEW television.
Daivari also produced the Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Jamie Hayter vs. Thunderstorm matches. It remains to be seen how Ari Daivari and his faction will fare in the company. Keep an eye on Ringside News for the latest news and updates.
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