Austin Aries issues statement on WWE release
Austin Aries was released by WWE last week. According the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Aries has a 90 day non-compete agreement in his WWE contract. In other words, if Aries wants to work the indies before October 5, 2017, the WWE will have to approve of it. There have been reports that Aries wasn’t very popular backstage, but Aries took the high road in his following statement:
“I’d like to thank WWE for the opportunity to perform for the amazing fans of the WWE Universe. I’d also like to thank the extremely talented and hard working people of WWE, whom I had the pleasure to work, both in front of and behind the camera. I wish them continued health, happiness and success as I move on to new endeavors”.
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) July 14, 2017