WWE has just recently announced on Twitter that they have released Austin Aries. Here is the official statement on Aries’ release:
“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Austin Aries. WWE wishes Aries the best in all of his future endeavors.”
— WWE (@WWE) July 7, 2017
Aries signed with WWE in January of 2016. He suffered an orbital socket injury during an NXT live event against Shinsuke Nakamura. Aries served as a commentator for Cruiserweight matches during his injury and then officially joined the Cruiserweight division this past March. Shortly after his release was announced, Aries posted the following tweets:
It's a beautiful day.
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) July 7, 2017