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Breaking: WWE releases Austin Aries

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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.”

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:

https://twitter.com/AustinAries/status/883451623456067585


  • CC

    Not even remotely close. Aries knows how to work his nuts off. He was pissed off with being stuck on a nothing show like 205 live. Here you have a guy who would work amazingly with guys he came up with like Joe, AJ, Owens and Zayn, and he gets stuck on a network show.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    He probably didn’t like the WWE schedule which is very hard.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Such a wasted talent. He should have won the CW title at WM imo.

  • ROB-1.

    Did not last too long, bye.

  • D2K

    Yet another talent performer walks away. Par for the course.

  • M

    That’s disappointing to hear. The CW division literally hasn’t utilized anyone properly other than Neville. Long reign the King.

  • Sparti Love

    I’m sure they had plans for Aries to grow 205 and attract top cruiserweight talent and fans but instead he lost 3 times to Neville. I don’t know if him being champ would have helped the CW division. At this point, just make NXT 2-hrs and forget 205 altogether. The CW division can stay on Raw though.

  • CC

    I guess he wasn’t overly happy being stuck in the cruiserweight division.
    He should have been working with the likes of AJ and Joe, not stuck on 205 live.