Today's print story details Jeff Hardy's rise back to prominence in TNA.

As part of the interview that didn't make the story, Hardy discussed some of the opponents he'd like to step into the squared circle with.

Atop that list is former X Division and reigning World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries, who won the company’s top prize earlier this month at the “Destination X” pay-per-view.

“From the first moment I saw him on his roll, I was like, 'Wow, this guy is doing some crazy creative stuff,' and then to see him on the mic and just his personality, everything about that guy is really good,” Hardy said. “I think we could have some crazy good matches.”

The other wrestler in Hardy's sight is the man responsible for bringing him to TNA in the first place, the legendary Hulk Hogan. The duo worked together during the Immortal storyline but never stood across the ring from one another.

“I've always dreamt of somewhere down the line getting one match out of Hogan, just because that was always a dream,” he said. “A match with him would be the ultimate [goal] before I get out of it for good.”

That’s not to say Hardy has immediate plans to hang up boots and wallow into retirement. While his body is calling for some much-needed rest and relaxation, he feels his presence in the business still has legs to stand on.

“If I'm 40 years old and I still feel pretty good, I'm sure I'll be inspired to have a match or have another storyline go on, but it's going to slow down,” he said. “It's just getting to where the full-time schedule is kind of tough because I want to protect my body. Like I said, if I take a year off, I'm sure I'll be inspired down the road and if I feel like wrestling a match, then I will.”