When Austin Aries was released from WWE last week, many fans were left scratching their heads. While Aries wasn't a main eventer, he seemed to do well when WWE called upon him. We waited patiently for more of the story to develop and it did.
PWTorch.com reported that Austin Aries requested his WWE release because he wasn't happy with being "pigeonholed as a Cruiserweight and felt that he had more to offer than being a 205 Live wrestler." It was also noted that Aries had a reputation backstage for having a bad attitude, which could have led to his release being granted.
A few days later, Aries has released a statement of his own via Twitter:
A diplomatic response from Aries. If there is more to the story, it looks like it won't be coming from the wrestler.
Aries officially signed with WWE in January of 2016 and debuted on NXT on the March 2nd episode. His last WWE match was a losing effort against Neville at WWE Extreme Rules on June 4th, 2017.
If Aries really felt unhappy with being a Cruiserweight, it would be hard to blame him. As long as 205 Live is around, no star on the show has much of a chance moving into any other main roster storylines.
In his time with WWE, Aries has been bogged down by multiple injuries, so fans had grown accustomed to his prolonged absence. During the latest hiatus, Aries was promoting his book "Food Fight" which is based on his vegan lifestyle. The media tour was a generous one as Aries sat down media conglomerates like ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
It took Aries 17 years to earn a WWE contract. Before his opportunity with the wrestling conglomerate, Aries was a champion in both IMPACT Wrestling and Ring of Honor.
Aries did get his WrestleMania moment, thought. At the latest installment
PWTorch noted that it's likely that Aries will work independent dates soon. They added that while he would likely appear