Former WWE Superstar Austin Aries recently appeared on X-Pac12360 podcast and revealed that he had talks with Impact Wrestling about a possible return after his WWE release:
We had some talks but really for me, the only position I was interested in there was the position of being a decision maker. I told Dixie (Carter) when I left there I wouldn’t come back and work for anybody. But If I was going to come back there (Impact), that I had to be in a position to make a difference.
However, according to Austin, he declined the offer from Impact officials because he couldn’t invest emotionally in the company since they got a lot of work to do:
All the possibilities and things I have in front of me, I really couldn’t invest myself emotionally into that because let’s be honest they’ve got a lot of work to do there. They’ve done a lot of bad business over the years and they’ve got a lot to overcome. And I think the guys there know that and I wish them luck.
It’s worth mentioning here that in some recent interviews, Aries has expressed the desire to step away from wrestling for a while and take a role where he can talk like a commentator or a radio show host.