Austin Aries Opens Up About WWE Release

Yesterday, CJ Blaze recapped comments that Austin Aries made in an interview with Chris Van Vliet about the controversial ending to Bound for Glory 2018. In that same interview, Aries discussed his release from WWE.

“[Triple H] said he was really shocked, as shocked as I was,” Aries said. “It was per Vince and they didn’t have anything for me and that was it. I asked him some questions if it was because of some contract things that we were negotiating. I was literally surprised because there were no issues, I hadn’t had any issues with anybody.”

“On the exit call with Mark Carrano, head of Talent Relations, he was telling me ‘hey, you can wrestle for Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore but not for Ring of Honor, not for..’ I said, ‘whoa whoa whoa Mark, I’m not cleared to wrestle for anybody dude, I just started rehab yesterday, my neck’s f***ed, I’m not trying to go work,” Aries said.

“Then I heard nothing back. And then about 2 or 3 hours later, I saw reports from [Dave] Meltzer that I asked for my release. Strange. If I’m injured and I’m going to get some time off and still make some money… It wasn’t something I’d talked about or wasn’t even on my mind. For that story to come out I found curious and also the timing of it.”

Audio is included in the player above.



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