Austin Aries Released

WWE have released Austin Aries.

The former TNA champion has been off TV for the last several weeks, following a lengthy rivalry with Cruiserweight champion Neville.

A short statement on the WWE website confirmed that the company had come to terms on his release.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that Aries had a bad attitude backstage, and had recently complained that his match against Neville at WrestleMania 33 was moved to the kickoff show and that because it has not been featured on the DVD of that event, he and Neville will not be receiving any royalties. He was also frustrated at being, as he saw it, ‘pigeonholed’ in the cruiserweight division.

Aries has sent out a couple of tweets which would certainly seem to suggest that he is happy to no longer be with the company;

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