Aron Stevens Says He Hasn't Heard From WWE Since His Damien Sandow Run Was Ended With His Release, Comments On Elias


Aron Stevens recently appeared as a guest on the Straight Talk Wrestling podcast for an in-depth interview promoting the NWA 74th Anniversary pay-per-view scheduled for August 27 and August 28, 2022.

During the discussion, the longtime pro wrestling veteran spoke about how he has not heard from WWE since being released from his spot on the roster as the Damien Sandow character, as well as his thoughts on Elias.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On how he has not heard from WWE but he’s focused on his work in NWA at the moment: “I think there’s just other things that I’m focusing on. Even in wrestling right now, with NWA, NWA’s great because it is kind of a blank canvas you can paint on. And that’s, it’s not really that common in the business today. And to me, it’s always been more about the art than whatever mainstream is trying to sell you. I was always like, ‘No, get the people on your side, and everything will take care of the rest.’ That’s still why I do it because I took a couple years off, but the fact is, I stepped back in the wrestling business, and that’s thanks to Billy [Corgan] and the NWA. But I’ve acknowledged that it’s something I do love, and now I’m just having fun with it and kind of seeing where my mood is taking me, so to speak, and letting that come out in the ring more and more. I’m just really fortunate enough to have had the career I’ve had in the NWA, and you know what, the fact that I wanna retire, maybe that changes, maybe it stays the same, I don’t know because I’m taking it one day at a time.”

On his thoughts on Elias: “So I guess I’ve given you a little bit more questions than answers. But I can definitely say that as far as the WWE goes, no, and again, this is nothing against Elias the performer. I think he’s very talented, and I think he probably should have gotten more than they’ve given him. The only reason I say this, like I’ve gotten comparisons and people always hit me up about it, so when I checked his stuff out, really, really talented. I just wish that guys that look the part, can do all the stuff in between were given that opportunity to really, really succeed. But I’m sure whatever they give him, he’ll take what it is and make the most out of it. That’s what you have to keep doing. That’s kind of the survival up there.”

Watch the complete Aron Stevens interview from the Straight Talk Wrestling podcast via the video embedded below courtesy of the official YouTube channel of the popular pro wrestling program. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.