Austin Aries Talks Educating Yourself On Healthy Eating, Being A Good Role Model, His Wrestlemania Experience

Bill Pritchard


Austin Aries recently spoke with Brian Fritz for Sporting News while promoting his new book “Food Fight: My Plant Powered Journey from the Bingo Halls to the Big Time.” You can read a few excerpts below:

Aries shares tips on how to transition to an animal product free diet if you are interested in making a change:

“For most people, you’re going to be a lot more successful if you say I’m going to take one day a week and try to do a meatless Monday like a lot of people do. Or pick a meal a day, lunches, where I’m going to try and do without any animal products, and do it that way and build from there than try to go all-in without the knowledge or tools because you’re going to fail.”

Aries comments on his Wrestlemania experience: 

“Getting to be the first superstar to walk out there that night in front of an amped-up crowd was a really special moment. I definitely was fueled up with a couple of bananas. I had an extra banana or two before I went out there to make sure my potassium and energy levels were at their peak. It was really special.”

Aries comments on trying to be a good influence on wrestling fans: 

“You got The New Day and they’re pushing sugary cereal on the kids and I’m trying to tell the kids to have a banana and be a good role model. I always make the kids say please and thank you for pictures and autographs. I especially make the parents say please. I’m just trying to spread some manners and spread some healthy eating. There’s nothing wrong with that. I know in today’s society that probably makes you a bad guy but whatever.”

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