During a recent fan session on Reddit, Shane Helms revealed something rather interesting about his time as the Cruiserweight Champion in WWE. He stated that he really wanted a variety of opponents to work with so that his reign would be much more memorable. He tried to convince management to bring in some of the top guys from the independent wrestling circuit. Helms specifically named Austin Aries as one of those he recommended.
October 10, 2015
While it may not receive the type of headline that it deserves, a group of wrestlers, led by Mr Anderson, visited four different countries over the past eleven days. Their goal was to entertain our troops that were overseas. Anderson revealed that Austin Aries and Rosita were both with him on the journey. They met with thousands of troops, signed autographs and took photos.
August 13, 2015
Nice to see some old school traditions being upheld by the current group of performers. When Austin Aries decided to leave TNA, he did the right thing by willingly putting over Rockstar Spud on his way out. That was done a lot during the territorial days. Aries also said it was an honor to lose to Spud, which drew a lot of respect from the industry to the former world heavyweight champion.
August 10, 2015
When it was revealed that he was leaving the promotion, the widespread belief was that Austin Aries was unhappy with TNA for whatever reasons. However, his latest move might suggest otherwise. The former world heavyweight champion signed a contract with a talent agency, which means that he is looking into options in Hollywood.
June 29, 2015
An interesting situation is shaping up backstage in TNA. At the end of this month, the contract for Austin Aries is set to expire. As of right now, no new deal has been announced. The belief is that Aries is still in negotiations with management. A lot of eyes are on the situation because it will be rather interesting if another veteran performer is allowed to leave.
June 23, 2015
As expected, Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy were forced to vacate the tag team championship because the former has been left on his own as the latter is going to need several months to recover from a dirt bike injury. TNA has decided to have Bobby Roode and Austin Aries join the fray. The two of them will be facing Davey Richards and the returning Eddie Edwards in a best of five series to determine which team will hold the belts.
May 9, 2015
If you are a TNA fan that is sentimental about Samoa Joe leaving the company, you are going to want to tune in to Impact Wrestling on March 20. That night will showcase his final match in the promotion. Fortunately for those that love great in ring action, Joe was paired with Austin Aries in that match, which was filmed when the company was doing a tour of England earlier in the year. No word yet on how he will be written off of television.
March 11, 2015