WWE Releases Austin Aries


In a shocking turn of events, WWE has come to terms on the release of former NXT and Cruiserweight Division star, Austin Aries.

WWE.com had this to say about the release of Austin Aries:

“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Austin Aries. WWE wishes Aries the best in all of his future endeavors.”

That’s not much to go by, but it’s pretty peculiar that WWE would release one of their stars after featuring him in such a prominent role in the Cruiserweight Division. It was assumed that Aries was dealing with some nagging injuries and was taking time off to heal. Part of me wonders if perhaps those injuries would have prevented WWE from clearing him to compete. The other theory would be that Aries didn’t sign with WWE to be stuck in the Cruiserweight Division forever. 

It’s a sad end for someone I was excited to see move forward in WWE.