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