It was excellent catching up with my friend, pro-wrestler, and greatest man that ever lived, Austin Aries. He’s one of those guys that makes you go, “Damn. We’ve known each other way longer than I thought!” One of my goals with RPadTV 3000 is to introduce you guys and gals to some cool people and I absolutely did that with this conversation. I love that the podcast had very little to do with pro-wrestling and gave you some insight into the man behind the gimmick.
Some of the topics Austin Aries and I chatted about in RPadTV 3000 episode 10 included:
- Vegan smoothie recipes
- How opinions on COVID-19 are misconstrued by people that only see it as a binary issue and ignore nuance
- Aaron Rodgers and Joe Rogan
- Aries leaving Las Vegas and recharging his batteries in Mexico
- His work with Control Your Narrative
- His favorite entrance music (sadly, it was not my personal choice, “Personal Jesus”)
All that aside, my favorite part of the chat was examining Austin’s need to ask, “Why?” His need to question and learn is one of my favorite parts about him as a person and as a friend. I love that he strives to have a better understanding of things, even when saying “yes sir!” would serve him far better than asking “why sir?” It was fun examining that aspect of his personality and hopefully it’ll be fun for you learning about it.
A few longtime RPadholics have mentioned that this was their favorite episode of RPadTV 3000 to date. I’m sure that a big part of that was A-Double’s gregarious personality, but I’d like to think that part of it was that the content is starting to shape into what I want it to be. Please check it out when you have a chance and share your feelings like a Care Bear in the comments section.