18. Austin Aries Comments On The Direction Of 205 Live
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, former TNA World Champion and current Raw/205 Live Cruiserweight Austin Aries was asked if he’s happy with the direction of the 205 Live show on the WWE Network (which airs immediately after SmackDown Live). Below is what Aries had to say:
“Yes and no. I think if you ask anybody about any aspect of that I think that would be the answer. There are things I think are great, there’s things that I think could be changed or made improvements on but at the end of the day I don’t get paid to make those decisions, luckily. I just get paid to go out there and do what I do and perform.
There’s a big vision for 205 Live. It doesn’t happen overnight. And it’s still really in its infancy stages and there’s going to be growing pains and there’s going to be figuring out the right formula. I think also you’re exposing a bunch of new people, myself included, to a larger new audience. And it takes time for characters and people to get acclimated with the Universe.
In the bigger picture I think we’re really taking steps in the right direction.”
Speaking of Aries, there were rumors going on that Aries will be taking time off from WWE programming due to some nagging injuries, but he confirmed that isn’t the case.