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Re: If Austin Aries was taller he would look like the next big thing!
I can kind of see the OP's point.
Don't get me wrong - I'm an Aries mark and I already think that Aries is the man.
But I don't think anyone can deny that Aries, despite his skill, despite his muscle, despite his work ethic, despite his mic skills and everything else, has had to work a Helluva lot harder to make it as a 5 ft 8 wrestler than he would have done if everything else was equal but he was 6 ft 5. Remember, he was on the verge of retiring before heading to TNA and he's been turned down by the WWE (Tough Enough, was it?).
I mean, Austin Aries! A guy of his calibre being in that position?! Ridiculous.
And don't tell me no promoter never said, "Damn, if only that guy was taller," because we all know that's not the case.
Thankfully we live in different times now. Then again, maybe that just made Aries work harder - apart from his wrestling skill the guy obviously hits the gym hard. Maybe if he was a foot taller he wouldn't have been as driven and so wouldn't be one of the best, as he is today....