Ariya Daivari: I Have A 5-Year Plan To Return To WWE
Daivari left WWE in late June
Ariya Daivari has revealed he has got a 'five-year plan' in his mind to secure a return to WWE.
Daivari was released by WWE earlier this year and is currently sitting through his 90-day non-compete clause, but is eager to return to wrestling as soon as possible.
The 32-year-old is happy to work for any promotion, just as long as he gets the chance to wrestle, and has set himself the internal goal of being back in WWE in five years-time.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Daivari said: "I just want to wrestle, I want a busy schedule. That's the only thing I want. Because right now I'm sitting at home with these 90 days. Not too long ago we were dealing with a pandemic, that sh*t sucked. I did not like sitting at home.
"Obviously, the pandemic was a little bit different because nobody could do anything. But right now the crowds are back and wrestling is super hot and I'm not doing anything, it's driving me fucking crazy. I just want to be as busy as possible, it doesn't matter where it is. AEW, IMPACT, New Japan, back to the indies... I just want to wrestle the best guys possible and keep a very busy schedule. This is my life now. It is all I care about and all I want to do.
"I have this five-year plan in my head. I'm 32 now, if I don't go back to WWE in five years then maybe that door is closed. I still feel young and I still feel good. You see so many guys like Drew McIntyre and Jinder, seeing them leave WWE, and they were at the bottom of the barrel when they left. To go out there and get in great shape, reinvent themselves and then come back and have the success that they have had, it's awesome to see.
"Shelton Benjamin and The Hardys, all great guys but when they left I thought that was it because they have done everything that they can do. They are older now and probably won't come back. Now they have come back and done extraordinary work, I don't think the door to WWE is completely closed. It might be that right now they are reshuffling things and figuring things out."