Earlier today, a photo surfaced on social media that shows Austin Aries making his arrival at an NXT event in Florida. That has sparked rumors that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is on the verge of signing a contract with WWE to help add depth to the developmental brand. Management is now leaning towards the idea of having seasoned veterans mixed in with the fresher faces.
November 19, 2015
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
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
After his stint as the world heavyweight champion ended, many wondered if Austin Aries would be given another main event push by TNA. The answer to that was given on Impact Wrestling last night. Aries was awarded a shot at the title, thanks to a Feast or Fired briefcase. It is being said that management wants to give him a big push, even if he does not end up capturing the championship that Bobby Lashley currently owns.
January 24, 2015
Now that there is a new television contract in place, Austin Aries and TNA have agreed to terms on a new deal that will keep the former world heavyweight champion on the roster. There were rumors floating around that he was thinking about going back to the independent wrestling circuit, but Aries feels a bit more comfortable sticking with the company because they will now be featured on Destination America. Management is expected to sign more deals soon.
December 8, 2014