WWE News: Austin Aries Released From WWE Contract

Austin Aries is no longer under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment after WWE issued this statement late on Friday afternoon on their website:

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

No word yet on if Aries asked to be released or if it was WWE’s choice. My guess is he asked for it because he was unhappy, but I don’t know that to be true for sure. I’m basing that off these two tweets he sent out after WWE released the news.

Aries signed with WWE in January of 2016 where he appeared in NXT for the year. In early 2017 he joined the Cruiserweight division on the main roster and had a Cruiserweight Title feud with Neville. That feud led to a WrestleMania match, which was put on the Kickoff Show and Aries later complained about how that match wasn’t on the DVD release of the show. That shows he was frustrated in WWE.

TJR Thoughts: I’m surprised by the news, but if somebody’s unhappy and they want out what can you do if you’re WWE? He was given a pretty good push earlier this year and wrestled three pay-per-view matches with Neville.

Aries is 39 years old and his girlfriend Thea Trinidad just signed with the company, so the timing is definitely weird. For whatever reason, he may not have had a good time in WWE and that’s why he’s gone now.

We will update this story later if there’s more news.