Austin Aries recently appeared as a guest on Sean Waltman's X-Pac 12360 Podcast and spoke about being contacted by Impact Wrestling after his WWE departure.
"We had some talks but really for me, the only position I was interested in there was the position of being a decision maker," Aries told Waltman during his appearance on the show. "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 Wrestling], that I had to be in a position to make a difference."
Aries continues, "I know they just went through a big regime change, I know we had some discussion about me coming in there and possibly being part of the team, but I know where I am right now in my career and 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."
Check out the complete Austin Aries interview from the X-Pac 12360 Podcast at iTunes.