Yesterday afternoon, it was reported that WWE and Austin Aries had parted ways, and he was released from his contract.

According to a new report from PWTorch, the reason that Aries asked for his release was because he wasn’t happy being labeled as only a cruiserweight and saw a lot more for himself than being a wrestler on “205 Live.”

Austin Aries addresses his future: WWE 205 Live, June 13, 2017

Furthermore, “A Double” had an reputation for having a bad attitude backstage, which may have made it an easier decision to grant him his release.

Going forward, we will likely see Aries on the independent scene in the near future. While we will see him appear in many of the well-known companies, a return to ROH seems unlikely, unless some fences were mended.

Aries was last seen on WWE programming on the June 20 episode of “205 Live,” in a non-wrestling segment with Jack Gallagher. The previous week, he announced that he would have to take some time off due to some nagging injuries.

Editor’s Note:

I have been a huge fan of his for a long time, and am still saddened by this news. Although I see where he was coming from, “205 Live” might not have been his permanent home forever; I bet WWE would have been willing to work with him so that he could accomplish his long-term goals in the company.

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