Austin Aries

Austin Aries

Birth name Daniel Healy Solwold Jr.[1]
Born (1978-04-15)April 15, 1978 (age 38)[1]
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse(s) Thea Trinidad (engaged)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Austin Aries[1]
The Austin Starr[2]
Dan Sexon[1]
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Billed weight 202 lb (92 kg)[3]
Billed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin[3]
Savage, Minnesota[4]
TV Land
Trained by Eddie Sharkey[1]
Terry Fox[1]
Debut November 11, 2000[2]

Daniel Healy "Dan" Solwold Jr.[1] (born April 15, 1978)[1] is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Austin Aries. He is currently signed by the professional wrestling promotion WWE, performing for its development territory, NXT. Aries is best known for his appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was a one-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, a six-time X Division Champion (with his first reign being the longest at 301 days, as well as creating the championship's "Option C"), and a one-time TNA World Tag Team Championship (with Bobby Roode). He is also known for his time in Ring of Honor, where he became the first of only three wrestlers (along with Jay Briscoe and Adam Cole) to have held the ROH World Championship more than once.

Professional wrestling career

Solwold began training under Eddie Sharkey and Terry Fox in 2000 and debuted on November 11, 2000, facing "Sheriff" Johnny Emerald.[2] He wrestled in the midwest for several years before his east coast wrestling career was jumpstarted after he progressed to the finals of the 2004 ECWA Super 8 Tournament, where he was defeated by Christopher Daniels.[2]

Ring of Honor (2004–2007)

From there, he joined Ring of Honor. Aries made his ROH main show debut at ROH: Reborn Stage 2 in Chicago Ridge, Illinois on April 24, 2004. Aries was unsuccessful, however, losing a four corner survival match also involving Jimmy Rave, Rocky Romero, and the winner, Nigel McGuinness.[5] Aries was scheduled to return at the May 22 show, Generation Next, to compete in a one night series which would showcase young, upcoming ROH talent. Alex Shelley, however, hand-picked Aries, along with Roderick Strong and Jack Evans, as members of a new stable (also meant to promote young, upcoming ROH talent) who, instead of earning their spots, would simply take them. The group took the name Generation Next as their own.[1]

Aries captured the ROH World Championship at Final Battle 2004 on December 26, 2004, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by defeating the longest reigning ROH World Champion Samoa Joe.[6][7] On June 16, 2005, Ring of Honor named Aries the new head trainer at the ROH wrestling school, replacing the former head trainer, CM Punk, who had agreed to a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.[8] After a six-month string of non-stop defenses, many of which were international, Aries lost the championship to CM Punk on June 18, 2005.[6][9]

On December 17 in Edison, New Jersey at Final Battle 2005, Aries teamed with Strong to defeat Sal Rinauro and Tony Mamaluke for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[10][11] The two would then disband Generation Next on June 3, 2006. In a first time ever match, Aries took on Pro Wrestling Noah star and former GHC Jr. Heavyweight champion KENTA in Chicago on June 24, but was defeated following KENTA's Go 2 Sleep.[12]

On September 16, he and his partner Strong lost the ROH World Tag Team Championship to The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli).[10][13] Aries and Strong continued to team together for the rest of the year. At Battle of the Icons on January 27, 2007, Aries and Strong teamed up with Jack Evans to defeat Davey Richards, Delirious and SHINGO.[14] This apparent Generation Next reunion was short lived when, at the following show on February 16, Strong attacked Aries after their tag team title match against Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal.[15] Strong then formed the "No Remorse Corps" with Davey Richards.[15] Jack Evans ran down and pulled Strong off Aries, but refused to side with either of them. The following night, Aries called out Strong twice, but was unable to get his hands on him. When Evans refused to side with him, Aries said he was going to form a new faction with members of the next generation of wrestling. With that, he formed "The Resilience" with Erick Stevens and Matt Cross.

On April 27, Aries unsuccessfully challenged Takeshi Morishima for the ROH World Championship.[16] On May 4, 2007, Ring of Honor announced on their website that they had signed a pay-per-view deal with G-Funk Sports and Entertainment.[17] Following the announcement, TNA pulled Aries and Homicide, both under contracts with TNA, from all Ring of Honor shows.[17]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2005–2007)

In July 2005, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling held an Internet poll to select an opponent for the TNA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels at their August 14 pay-per-view, Sacrifice 2005. Billed as an "Internet dream match", the poll offered voters the choice of Aries, Roderick Strong, Jay Lethal and Matt Sydal, none of whom were contracted to TNA or had even appeared with the company on a regular basis in the past. Aries won the poll by a landslide, and thus faced Daniels in a non-title match at Sacrifice, which he lost.[18] Following the event, it was rumored that TNA officials had been impressed by Aries and were considering offering him a contract, and these rumors were seemingly substantiated when Aries faced and defeated Roderick Strong at Unbreakable on September 11 in a "showcase match".[19]

Aries in the ring in 2006.

On September 22, 2005, Aries announced on his website that he had received a contract offer from TNA, and intended to sign it. He became a regular member of the TNA roster, and formed a stable with Roderick Strong and Alex Shelley. Many fans referred to this group as the second coming of Generation Next, which had contained Shelley, Strong, Aries, and Jack Evans in Ring of Honor.

In February 2006, he and Strong were both suspended for two months for arriving four hours late for the pay-per-view Against All Odds. This occurred because of Aries and Strong's decision to remain in Long Island for an ROH show, despite TNA's last minute request to travel to Florida because of the potential of a snowstorm.[20]

In the build-up to Bound for Glory, promos began to air advertising the debut of a new wrestler, Austin Starr, at the event with the slogan "A Starr is Born". Starr appeared for TNA on October 22 as the first entrant and became the winner of the "Kevin Nash Open Invitational X Division Gauntlet Battle Royal at Bound for Glory.[21] After the match, Kevin Nash presented Starr with a bowling trophy and a hug.[21]

On the following episode of Impact!, it was announced Starr would work closely with Nash's group Paparazzi Productions, much to the dismay of one of the group's founders, Alex Shelley. Starr replaced Johnny Devine as a member of Paparazzi Productions and participated in the Paparazzi Championship Series along with Shelley, eventually losing to Shelley in the finals at Final Resolution 2007.[22] Starr then went on to feud with Senshi.

On April 18, 2007, Starr was suspended for ninety days.[23] On May 7 it was reported by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the suspension stemmed from TNA asking Austin to tape promo vignettes on a day he believed to be his day off. Starr did ultimately agree to do the vignettes but TNA saw this as a bad attitude and was reason for his suspension. During the suspension, Aries requested, and was granted, his release from TNA.

Return to ROH (2007–2010)

One month after being granted his release from TNA, Aries would make his return to Ring of Honor. At United We Stand on June 22, 2007, Aries was in attendance, but as a "fan". During a match between the No Remorse Corps and The Resilience, he was verbally called out by Roderick Strong. Aries tried to climb over the guard rail, but was held back by security as he was no longer employed by the company. The following night, at Driven, Aries was again in attendance. Following a six-man tag team match between the No Remorse Corps and Delirious and The Resilience, Aries ran through the crowd and attacked the NRC. He then signed a ROH contract in the ring.

Aries' first match back came at Race to the Top Tournament: Night One, when he faced Roderick Strong, Jimmy Rave and Gran Akuma in a Four Way Fray for the FIP World Heavyweight Championship.[24] The feud between The Resilience and the No Remorse Corps would continue at ROH's Death before Dishonor V weekend. The first night, Aries teamed with Erick Stevens to defeat Roderick Strong and Rocky Romero.[25] However, they would not be as lucky the following night, when they, along with Delirious, lost in a Street Fight to the No Remorse Corps and Matt Sydal.[26]

Aries in 2007.

At Manhattan Mayhem II, Aries defeated former Generation Next stable mates Roderick Strong and Jack Evans in a triple threat match.[27] At Glory by Honor VI: Night Two, Aries disbanded The Resilience in order to focus on regaining the ROH World Championship. At Rising Above, Aries faced current ROH champion Nigel McGuinness in a losing effort in an attempt to regain the ROH World Championship.[28]

Aries began to act frustrated due to losing matches and began refusing to shake hands after matches. Jimmy Jacobs displayed interest in adding Aries to The Age of the Fall (AotF). Tammy Sytch also offered Aries her managerial services. Aries was defeated by McGuinness a second time at Supercard of Honor III in March 2008.[29] Afterwards, Aries left with Lacey, seemingly joining the AotF. Aries returned in April and revealed that Lacey had decided to leave the AotF and that he and Lacey had become a couple. This outraged Jacobs, who attacked Aries and started a feud with him. Shortly afterwards, Lacey was apparently attacked by Jacobs outside a gym.

On April 23, Aries was chosen by Jay Briscoe as his replacement for brother Mark Briscoe as to defend the ROH World Tag Team Championship against The Age of the Fall after Mark was forced out of action due to an injury. The reasoning for this choice was Aries and the Briscoe Brothers' shared hatred for the Age of the Fall. Aries was not considered to have won the championship a second time, but rather to have been a substitute in a title defense. After their first and only title defense, the championship was vacated.

On June 6 Aries teamed with Bryan Danielson in Ring of Honor's one night tournament to crown new World Tag Team Champions. They defeated Roderick Strong and Davey Richards in the first round before being eliminated in the second by eventual winners Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black.[30] On June 7 Aries and Danielson received a title shot against Jacobs and Black but were defeated when Black pinned Danielson with a Phoenix Splash.[31]

On June 27, Aries was defeated by Necro Butcher in a "Relaxed Rules" match following a chair shot to the head.[32] Aries had unsuccessfully attempted to get Butcher to leave the Age of The Fall and when Necro refused, he ceased fighting back against him. On June 28, Aries pinned ROH World Tag Team Champion Jimmy Jacobs in a "Relaxed Rules" match following a 450° splash despite interference from Necro Butcher, Tyler Black, Allison Wonderland, and MsChif.[33] On July 25, Aries and Jay Briscoe teamed to defeat ROH World Tag Team Champions The Age of The Fall (Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black) in a No DQ Match when Briscoe pinned Black.[34] On July 26, in Detroit, Aries would spend much of the show brawling with Jimmy Jacobs culminating in both men brawling at the top of a 20-foot ladder. Jacobs' partner in the Age of The Fall, Necro Butcher, would eventually tip the ladder over sending them both crashing through a table below.[35]

Aries would continue his feud with Jimmy Jacobs throughout the fall. In the second Steel Cage Warfare Match at Glory by Honor VII, Aries' team (Aries, Briscoe Brothers) defeated Jacobs' team (Jacobs, Black, Delirious) and Necro's team (himself only).[36] The two would have a best of three series to somewhat put an end to the feud. The first match took place at Ring of Homicide 2, where Jacobs (with help from Delirious and Brodie Lee) defeated Aries in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.[37] The second match took place at Bound By Hate, and Aries defeated the bloody Jacobs in a Dog Collar Match.[38] The deciding match was at Rising Above 2009 in a "I Quit" Match. Lacey returned to ROH in Aries' corner, and Aries won the match. Aries would continue his feud with the Age of the Fall this time against the heavily cheered Tyler Black. At Final Battle 2008, Black was defeated by Aries in a Number One Contender's Match.[39] After the match Jacobs would attack Black, and Aries ran in to make the save.[39] Instead, however, Aries teamed up with Jacobs to attack Black.[39] Aries later explained that the reason that he attacked Black was because the fans turned on him.

In addition to his work in ROH, Austin Aries was announced as a member of Team Epic War for Chikara's King of Trios 2009 tournament. On the first night, Aries, along with Ryan Drago and Tony Kozina, lost to the F1rst Family (Arik Cannon, Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz) in the first round. On the second night, Aries would go on to lose to Player Dos in the Rey de Voladores opening four corners match. On the final night, Aries lost to Eddie Kingston in a singles match.

In early 2009, Aries also underwent a complete character transformation, cutting his long hair, donning new pink and black trunks, and coming to the ring in a bright pink fur jacket. He would completely drop his darker type persona and adapt to a new ladies man gimmick, often referring to himself as "A Double" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived", the latter after a song by Weezer, which also became his new entrance theme.[40][41]

On June 13, 2009, at Manhattan Mayhem III, Aries won a three-way elimination match against the ROH World Champion Jerry Lynn and Tyler Black, to become the first person to have held the ROH World Championship on more than one occasion.[6] On December 19, 2009, at Final Battle 2009, ROH's first live pay-per-view, he defended the title by wrestling Tyler Black to a 60-minute time limit draw.[42] On February 13, 2010, at the main event of ROH's 8th Anniversary Show, Aries lost the ROH World Championship to Tyler Black.[6][43] During the following months he feuded with Delirious and Jerry Lynn, while also becoming the manager of Rhett Titus and Kenny King, the tag team known collectively as the All Night Express, dubbing himself the "Greatest Manager That Ever Lived".[44] In October 2010 Aries' profile was removed from ROH's official website, after reports had surfaced that the promotion was going to be cutting down the size of their roster.[45] On October 6, 2010, competing promotion Evolve announced that Aries would make his debut for the promotion on November 20.[46]

Dragon Gate USA (2010–2011)

On October 12, 2010, Dragon Gate USA announced that Aries had signed a contract with the promotion.[47] Aries made his debut for the promotion on October 29 at the Bushido: Code of the Warrior pay-per-view, where he was defeated by Open the Dream Gate Champion Masato Yoshino in a non–title match. After the match, Rich Swann, whom Aries had offered to adopt as his protégé, turned his offer down.[48] On January 28, 2011, at United: NYC, Aries defeated Swann in a singles match.[49] The following month Aries started a storyline, where he claimed to have lost the motivation to continue his professional wrestling career, after failing to make the cast of WWE Tough Enough, before offering to put his Dragon Gate USA career on the line in order to get one last shot at Yamato and the Open the Freedom Gate Championship.[50][51] On April 2 at Mercury Rising 2011, Aries was unsuccessful in his challenge, thus seemingly bringing his Dragon Gate USA career to an end.[51] The following day at Open the Ultimate Gate, Aries was defeated by Jimmy Jacobs in what was billed as his Dragon Gate USA farewell match. However, after the match Aries feigned passing the torch to Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann, the trio known collectively as Ronin, before turning on them and joining the promotion's top heel group, Blood Warriors, claiming to have found his purpose under the leadership of CIMA.[52] Blood Warriors and Ronin faced each other in a six-man elimination tag team match on June 5 at Enter The Dragon 2011, which Ronin won after Johnny Gargano managed to submit both CIMA and Aries.[53]

On June 9, 2010, it was reported that Aries had left both Dragon Gate USA and Evolve to reportedly pursue a career outside professional wrestling.[54] Aries later revealed that he considered retiring from professional wrestling because he "didn't want to be Randy the Ram in 10, 20 years." However, he decided to continue wrestling after receiving an offer from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling[55]

Return to TNA

X Division Champion (2011–2012)

Aries making his return to TNA in June 2011.

On June 13, 2011, at the tapings of the June 16 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries made a return to TNA, defeating Jimmy Rave and Kid Kash in a first round match of the X Division Showcase tournament for a contract with the promotion.[56][57] On July 10 at Destination X, Aries defeated Jack Evans, Low Ki and Zema Ion to win the tournament and earn a contract with TNA.[58] In his first match on Impact Wrestling since being officially re-signed, Aries defeated Shannon Moore in a singles match, after hitting him with a steel chain and then pinning him for the victory, thus returning to his A Double character and establishing himself as a heel.[59] On the July 21 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries cost Alex Shelley, who had previously confronted him on his win over Shannon Moore, his shot at the X Division Championship.[60] Two weeks later, Aries defeated Shelley in a singles match.[61] On August 7 at Hardcore Justice, Aries and Shelley competed in a three-way match for the TNA X Division Championship, but were both unable to win the belt from the defending champion, Brian Kendrick.[62]

On the August 18 episode of Impact Wrestling Aries won an eight-man gauntlet match to earn another shot at the X Division Championship.[63] On September 11 at No Surrender, Aries defeated Kendrick to win the X Division Championship for the first time.[64] On October 16 at Bound for Glory, Aries defeated Kendrick in a rematch to retain the title.[65] On November 13 at Turning Point, Aries defeated Jesse Sorensen and Kid Kash in a three-way match to retain the X Division Championship.[66] On December 11 at Final Resolution, Aries defeated Kash in a singles match to retain the X Division Championship.[67] On January 8, 2012, at Genesis, Aries successfully defended the X Division Championship in a four-way elimination match against Jesse Sorensen, Kid Kash and Zema Ion.[68] On February 12 at Against All Odds, Aries defeated Alex Shelley with his Last Chancery submission hold to retain the X Division Championship.[69] On the March 8 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries was defeated by Ion via disqualification, after Aries was caught using Ion's hair spray on him; as a result, Aries retained his title.[70] On March 12, Aries became the longest reigning X Division Champion in history by breaking the previous record of 182 days, set by Christopher Daniels in 2005.[71] On March 18 at Victory Road, Aries successfully defended the title against Zema Ion.[72] On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries again retained the title after he wrestled Ion, Kid Kash and Anthony Neese to a no contest, following interference from Bully Ray.[73] Aries finalized his face turn the following week, when he teamed with James Storm to defeat Ray and Bobby Roode in the main event.[74] The rivalry between Aries and Ray continued on April 15 at Lockdown, where the two were on opposing teams in the annual Lethal Lockdown match. Aries' team, led by Garett Bischoff, ended up defeating Ray's team, led by Eric Bischoff.[75] Aries continued his record-breaking title reign on the May 10 episode of Impact Wrestling by successfully defending the X Division Championship against Zema Ion.[76] Three days later at Sacrifice, Aries defeated Bully Ray in a singles match, submitting him with the Last Chancery.[77] On May 19, Aries announced that he had signed a contract extension with TNA.[78] On the live May 31 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries successfully defended the X Division Championship against Chris Sabin.[79] Earlier in the episode, Aries had a run-in with Samoa Joe, which led to Joe costing Aries his match with Crimson the following week.[79][80] On June 10 at Slammiversary, Aries defeated Joe to retain the X Division Championship.[81] On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries competed in his first Ultimate X match, where he successfully defended the X Division Championship against Chris Sabin and Zema Ion.[82]

World Heavyweight Champion (2012–2013)

Following his win, Aries announced that he was not satisfied with being just the X Division Champion, which led to General Manager Hulk Hogan promising him a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, but only if he first vacated the X Division Championship.[82] The following week, Aries agreed to Hogan's terms with the caveat that every year before the annual Destination X pay-per-view, future X Division Champions be given the same opportunity.[83] Aries relinquished the X Division Championship two weeks later, ending his record-breaking reign at 298 days.[84] On July 8, Aries defeated Bobby Roode in the main event of Destination X to become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.[85] On July 17, TNA president Dixie Carter announced that Aries had signed a new long-term deal with the promotion.[86] Aries and Roode had a non-title rematch on the July 19 episode of Impact Wrestling, which ended in a no contest, when both competitors were attacked by a group of masked assailants, known only as the "Aces & Eights".[87] On August 12 at Hardcore Justice, Aries successfully defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Roode,[88] with a pre-match stipulation preventing Roode from getting another rematch for the title as long as Aries was champion.[89] During the following weeks, Aries moved from Roode to defending TNA against the Aces & Eights.[90][91] On the September 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, after Jeff Hardy had won the 2012 Bound for Glory Series to become Aries' next challenger for the World Heavyweight Championship, Aries began working as a tweener, claiming that he could match anything Hardy had ever done in his career.[92] On October 11, during the final episode of Impact Wrestling before Bound for Glory, Aries continued his turn into a villainous character, claiming that he worked best when people were against him, before crotching Hardy on the ring ropes and dropping him with a brainbuster.[93] Three days later in the main event of Bound for Glory, TNA's largest annual event, Aries lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Hardy, ending his reign at 98 days.[94]

On the October 25 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries attacked Hardy, after he had successfully defended his title against Kurt Angle, stealing one of his two title belts and announcing that a rematch between the two would take place at Turning Point.[95] On November 11 at the pay-per-view, Aries failed to regain the World Heavyweight Championship from Hardy in a ladder match.[96] On the November 22 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries moved from Hardy to becoming a disruption around the Impact Zone by revealing a secret relationship between Bully Ray and General Manager Hulk Hogan's daughter Brooke.[97] The following week, Aries was chosen by Hogan as the number one contender to Rob Van Dam's X Division Championship. Aries defeated Van Dam in the main event via disqualification, following interference from Bully Ray, but as the title does not change hands on a disqualification, Van Dam retained.[98] On December 9 at Final Resolution, Aries defeated Ray in a singles match, following a distraction from both Brooke and Hulk Hogan and a low blow from Aries.[99] On the December 13 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries was revealed as the man who paid the Aces & Eights to prevent Bobby Roode, who originally paid the group to help him win the World Heavyweight Championship, from winning at the pay-per-view, which led Jeff Hardy to issue him a title challenge.[100] On the December 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries was unsuccessful in his challenge for Hardy's World Heavyweight Championship, following interference from Bobby Roode.[101] Aries and Roode faced off in a number one contenders match on the December 27 episode of Impact Wrestling. The match ended in a no contest after the two attacked referee Earl Hebner and then were, in turn attacked by Hardy.[102] The rivalry culminated in a three-way elimination match on January 13, 2013, at Genesis, where Aries failed again to regain the World Heavyweight Championship from Hardy.[103]

Championship pursuits and reigns (2013–2015)

On January 25, at the tapings of the February 7 episode of Impact Wrestling in Manchester, England, Roode and Aries defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Hernandez to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship, thus giving Aries the TNA Triple Crown.[104] Roode and Aries made their first successful title defense on March 10 at Lockdown, defeating Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Hernandez in a three-way match.[105] On the March 21 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries and Roode defeated Guerrero and Hernandez to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship, following interference from Daniels and Kazarian. Afterwards, the champions would be attacked by Daniels and Kazarian[106] On the April 11 episode of Impact Wrestling, Roode and Aries lost the TNA World Tag Team Championship back to Guerrero and Hernandez in a Two-out-of-Three Falls match, ending their reign at 76 days.[107] Aries and Roode received their rematch on the April 25 episode of Impact Wrestling, but were again defeated by Guerrero and Hernandez after an inadvertent interference from Christopher Daniels and Kazarian.[108] Aries and Roode faced Daniels and Kazarian in number one contenders match on the May 9 episode of Impact Wrestling, however, the match ended in a no contest after special guest referee James Storm superkicked Aries and Daniels and walked out on the match.[109] Aries and Roode received another shot at Guerrero and Hernandez's titles on June 2 at Slammiversary XI, in an fatal four-way elimination match, which was won by Gunner and James Storm.[110]

On the June 13 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries defeated Eric Young to qualify for the 2013 Bound for Glory Series.[111] The following week, Aries defeated Jay Bradley in his first BFG series match via pinfall to earn seven points in the tournament.[112] On the June 27 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries disguised himself as Suicide and defeated Chris Sabin and Kenny King to win his second X Division Championship. Aries unmasked himself at the end of the show, after Hulk Hogan discovered the real Suicide and demanded the fake Suicide to unmask, and announced that he intended to trade in the X Division Championship for a World Heavyweight Championship match at Destination X.[113] The following week, however, Aries lost the X Division Championship back to Sabin in a three-way match, which also included the real Suicide, now known as Manik.[114] On the August 1 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries turned face after praising AJ Styles, before being interrupted by his former tag team partner Bobby Rhode. Aries also competed in the Bound for Glory Series before being eliminated by Styles on September 12 at the Impact Wrestling: No Surrender event.

On October 20 at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view, Aries competed in a Ultimate X match for the X-Division Championship but the match was won by Chris Sabin. On the December 12 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries defeated Sabin to win the X-Division Championship for a third time.[115] On the January 2, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries drop the X Division Championship back to Sabin.[116] Three weeks later, on the January 23 special episode of Impact Wrestling:Genesis, Aries once again defeated Sabin to win the TNA X Division Championship for the fourth time.[117] On the February 6 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aries successfully defended his X Division Championship against Zema Ion, who cashed in his Feast or Fired briefcase.[118]

Three weeks later, on the February 27 episode of Impact Wrestling, served as the special guest referee in a match between Bobby Roode and MVP. Aries attacked MVP, allowing Roode to win the match, turning heel once again.[119] On March 2, Aries lost the X Division Championship to Seiya Sanada at Wrestle-1's Kaisen: Outbreak event in Tokyo, Japan.[120] At the May 22 edition of Impact Wrestling, Aries helped Eric Young against MVP, Lashley, and Kenny King but was attacked by the trio, turning face once again. On June 15, 2014 at Slammiversary, Aries faced Kenny King in a one-on-one match to determine one of the challengers for Eric Young's world title later in the night. Aries would defeat King and advance to the main event match for the TNA World Championship, in which he lost by pinfall to the retaining champion Eric Young.

At the June 20 Impact Wrestling taping, Aries won back the X Division Championship from Sanada for his fifth reign.[121] A mere five days after regaining the championship, Aries chose to invoke "Option C" to vacate the championship for a title shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Destination X on June 26, where he lost to the champion Lashley. On January 7, 2015 Aries would defeat Low Ki to regain the X Division Championship for the 6th time on the debut edition of Impact Wrestling on Destination America.[122] Low Ki would recapture the title during the January 16 Impact Wrestling episode after interference from The Beat Down Clan.

That same night, during the January 23 Impact Wrestling episode Aries would win the annual Feast or Fired affording him an opportunity at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.[123] Throughout February and March, Aries would continue to feud with the Beat Down Clan with Low Ki stealing Aries briefcase after a match with Samoa Joe, with Aries eventually taking it back. Aries would also reform the Dirty Heels with Bobby Roode, with the two challenging The Wolves to a best of 5 series for the Tag Team Titles. The Wolves would win the first two matches and Aries and Roode won the third. At Destination X, Aries would cash in his Feast or Fired briefcase for an opportunity at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on Kurt Angle, however Angle would retain the championship. After defeating the Wolves in the 4th match of the series (which was a Full Metal Mayhem match), Aries would defeat Davey Richards at Slammiversary XIII to have the option to choose the stipulation for the final match in the series. Aries and Roode would choose an Iron Man tag team match which they would subsequently lose, also losing the series in the process. On August 5, 2015 edition of Impact Wrestling (Taped before his release) Aries asked for a title shot, General Manager Bully Ray scheduled Aries against Rockstar Spud after Aries turned heel and ripped on Spud and the whole X Division. After Aries lost the match, he was forced to leave TNA.[124] Afterwards, Aries's heel turn was short lived after Aries showed respect to Rockstar Spud by handing Spud his bow tie and raised his hand, turning Aries face in the process.

On June 28, 2015, Aries left TNA as his contract with the company expired.

During a select amount of episodes of Impact in October and November (taped in July), Aries was put into the TNA World Title Series for the vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship, scoring 4 points in the tournament. But he finished in third for his block, thus failing to advance through the qualifying round of 16.

Second return to ROH (2015)

On July 6, 2015, Ring of Honor announced the return of Aries.[125] Aries was then announced as the replacement for Roderick Strong in the Vegas Wild Card 6-man tag match on July 17 alongside Moose and Undisputed ROH World and Television Champion Jay Lethal against Jay Briscoe, Dalton Castle and Kyle O'Reilly.


NXT (2016–present)

Aries making his entrance at NXT TakeOver: Dallas

Four years before signing with WWE, while still with TNA, Aries provided the voice for the main character Jacob Cass in the Road to WrestleMania mode of WWE video game WWE '12.[126]

On January 22, 2016, WWE would announce that Aries would join NXT. On the March 2 episode of NXT, Aries made his debut as a face, being introduced by General Manager William Regal before being attacked by Baron Corbin on his way to the ring.[127][128][129] A match was booked between the two at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, where Aries defeated Corbin.[130] On the May 18 episode of NXT, Aries would team with Shinsuke Nakamura, defeating Blake and Murphy. At NXT TakeOver: The End, Aries was defeated by Nakamura.[131] On the June 22 episode of NXT, Aries came out to seemingly thank No Way José for reminding him that wrestling was about having fun, only to attack him after an impromptu dance party, turning heel in the process.[132] Aries defeated No Way José at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II by submission.[133] Aries entered the second Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, teaming with Roderick Strong. On October 27, Aries suffered a large orbital fracture during a live event at Fresno, California, in a match against Nakamura and is expected to be out of action until early 2017.[134] It was revealed in November 2016 that he had permanent titanium plates.[135]

Personal life

Solwold is engaged to fellow professional wrestler Thea Trinidad.[136]

Solwold has been a vegan since 2011 and has appeared in PETA videos encouraging the lifestyle.[137][138][139]

Solwold is also a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Milwaukee Bucks and played both football and baseball growing up.[137]

Solwold has the Chinese character Ram(羊)tattooed on his upper left arm to signify the Chinese translation for Aries, which is his ring name and his zodiac sign.

In wrestling

Aries performing a brainbuster on Mark Haskins.
Aries performing the Last Chancery.
Aries poses on the top rope.

Championships and accomplishments

Aries is a two-time ROH World Champion.
The six-time TNA X Division Champion makes his way to the ring.

Luchas de Apuestas record

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Austin Aries (contract) vs. Samoa Joe (contract) ended in a no contest Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling May 8, 2014 Aired June 5, 2014.
Rockstar Spud ("Rockstar" name) Austin Aries (contract) Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling June 27, 2015 Aired August 5, 2015.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Milner, John M. "Austin Aries". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 "Austin Aries". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Austin Aries". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  4. "Roster". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  5. "ROH: Reborn Stage 2- Chicago Ridge, IL 4/24/04". Ring of Honor. 2004-04-24. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 "Ring of Honor Title". Ring of Honor. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  7. "Final Battle 2004– Philadelphia, PA 12/26/04". Ring of Honor. 2004-12-26. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  8. Bauer, Ben (2005-06-16). "Austin Aries named new trainer of ROH Wrestling School; replaces Punk". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  9. "Death Before Dishonor III- Morristown, NJ 6/18/05". Ring of Honor. 2005-06-18. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  10. 1 2 3 "Ring Of Honor Tag Team Championship". Ring of Honor. Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  11. "Final Battle 2005– Edison, NJ 12/17/05". Ring of Honor. 2005-12-17. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  12. "Chi Town Struggle- Chicago Ridge, IL 6/24/06". Ring of Honor. 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  13. "Glory By Honor V Night 2- New York, NY 9/16/06". Ring of Honor. 2006-09-16. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  14. "Battle Of The Icons- Edison, NJ 1/27/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  15. 1 2 "Fifth Year Festival: NYC- New York, NY 2/16/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  16. "The Battle Of St. Paul- St. Paul, MN 4/27/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  17. 1 2 Clevett, Jason (2007-05-10). "ROH goes pay per view". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  18. LaCroix, Corey David (2005-08-15). "TNA makes a great Sacrifice". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  19. LaCroix, Corey David (2005-09-12). "Unbreakable an astounding PPV". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  20. Brady, Hicks. "2006: The year in wrestling". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanac and book of facts. Kappa Publications. pp. 17–18. 2007 Edition.
  21. 1 2 Sokol, Chris (2006-10-23). "Sting new champ after Bound For Glory". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  22. Sokol, Chris (2007-01-15). "Cage, Angle on top after Final Resolution". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  23. News at Wrestling Observer
  24. "Race To The Top Tournament Night 1- Deer Park, NY 7/27/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  25. "Death Before Dishonor V- Night 1- Boston, MA 8/10/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  26. "Death Before Dishonor V- Night 2- Philadelphia, PA 8/11/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  27. "Manhattan Mayhem II- New York, NY 8/25/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  28. "Rising Above- New York, NY 12/29/07". Ring of Honor. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  29. "Supercard of Honor III- Orlando, FL 3/29/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  30. "Up For Grabs- Hartford, CT 6/6/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  31. "Respect Is Earned II- Philadelphia, PA 6/7/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  32. "Battle For Supremacy- Dayton, OH 6/27/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  33. "Vendetta II- Chicago Ridge, IL 6/28/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  34. "Northern Navigation- Toronto, Ontario 7/25/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  35. "New Horizons- Detroit, MI 7/26/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  36. "Glory By Honor VII- Philadelphia, PA 9/20/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  37. "Ring of Homicide 2- Edison, NJ 10/25/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  38. "Bound By Hate- Markham, Ontario 11/8/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  39. 1 2 3 "Final Battle 2008– New York, NY 12/27/08". Ring of Honor. 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  40. 1 2 3 "Newswire For The Week of December 6th". Ring of Honor. 2009-12-08. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  41. 1 2 3 McCarron, Rob (2009-04-11). "ROH TV report". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  42. Caldwell, James (2009-12-19). "Caldwell's Ring Of Honor PPV Report 12/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of ROH's first online PPV – Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  43. Caldwell, James (2010-02-13). "ROH News: Big News – Result from tonight's ROH World Title match in New York City". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  44. 1 2 ""Glory By Honor IX" This Saturday Night!". Ring of Honor. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
  45. Martin, Adam (2010-10-04). "Reports: ROH cutting back on using some talent". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  46. "Taylor vs. Aries Signed For 11/20". Evolve. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  47. Caldwell, James (2010-10-12). "DGUSA News: Former ROH World champion Austin Aries signs with DGUSA, set to debut on first Internet PPV; third PPV match announced". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  48. Caldwell, James; Radican, Sean (2010-10-29). "Dragon Gate USA Internet PPV results 10/29: Radican & Caldwell's live coverage of DGUSA Internet PPV debut". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-10-29.
  49. Eaton, Jimmy (2011-01-28). "Eaton's DGUSA "United: New York" 1/28 - Hulk vs. YAMATO, round robin tag team tournament". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  50. Martin, Adam (2011-02-19). "Indy star says his career could be ending soon". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  51. 1 2 Radican, Sean (2011-04-02). "DGUSA Internet PPV report 4/2: Radican's "ongoing" real-time coverage of Dragon Gate USA PPV from Atlanta". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
  52. Tylwalk, Nick (2011-04-05). "Austin Aries pulls a swerve at Dragon Gate USA's Open the Ultimate Gate 2011". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  53. Devries, Eric (2011-06-03). "6/5 DGUSA in New York City: Live perspective on Internet PPV event with technical issues - DGUSA Title match, six-man tag, Fray!". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  54. Caldwell, James; Radican, Sean (2011-06-09). "DGUSA News: Austin Aries parts ways with Dragon Gate USA following weekend shows". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  56. Tedesco, Mike (2011-06-14). "Spoilers: Impact Wrestling for June 16". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  57. Keller, Wade (2011-06-16). "Keller's TNA Impact report 6/16: Ongoing coverage of Slammiversary fallout on Spike TV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  58. 1 2 Caldwell, James (2011-07-10). "Caldwell's TNA Destination X PPV results 7/10: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Styles vs. Daniels, Ultimate X, RVD vs. Lynn". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  59. Keller, Wade (2011-07-14). "Keller's TNA Impact report: Ongoing live coverage of Destination X fallout, Mr. Anderson vs. Sting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  60. Keller, Wade (2011-07-21). "Keller's TNA Impact Wrestling report 7/21: Ongoing "virtual time" report on Sting title win fallout". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  61. Baxendell, Matt (2011-08-04). "Bax's 8-4 Impact Wrestling "virtual time" coverage: Final sell for Hardcore Justice". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  62. Caldwell, James (2011-08-07). "Caldwell's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV results 8/7: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Sting vs. Angle, five title matches, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  63. Bishop, Matt (2011-08-18). "Impact: Flair finally returns to show". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  64. Caldwell, James (2011-09-11). "Caldwell's TNA No Surrender PPV results 9/11: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - three-way TNA Title match, BFG Series finals". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  65. Caldwell, James (2011-10-16). "Caldwell's TNA Bound for Glory PPV results 10/16: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Angle-Roode, Hogan-Sting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  66. Caldwell, James (2011-11-13). "Caldwell's TNA Turning Point PPV results 11/13: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Styles, five title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  67. Caldwell, James (2011-12-11). "Caldwell's TNA Final Resolution PPV results 12/11: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Styles, five title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  68. 1 2 Caldwell, James (2012-01-08). "Caldwell's TNA Genesis PPV results 1/8: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Hardy, Angle-Storm". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-01-08.
  69. Caldwell, James (2012-02-12). "Caldwell's TNA Against All Odds PPV results 2/12: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Hardy-Storm-Ray TNA Title main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  70. Turner, Scott (2012-03-09). "Turner's TNA Impact Wrestling report 3/9: Garett & Hardy vs. Angle & Gunner main event, Anderson returns, Abyss's "brother" emerges, X Title match, one title change". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  71. Martin, Adam (2012-03-16). "Austin Aries now longest reigning X Division Champion". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  72. Caldwell, James (2012-03-18). "Caldwell's TNA Victory Road PPV results 3/18: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Sting-Roode main event, Angle-Hardy, Storm-Ray". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
  73. Turner, Scott (2012-03-23). "Turner's TNA Impact Wrestling results 3/22: Victory Road fall-out, Dixie & Sting & Hogan close the show, three title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  74. Turner, Scott (2012-03-30). "Turner's TNA Impact Wrestling results 3/29: Will Hulk Hogan accept the GM position?, Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson, Morgan vs. Crimson, and more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
  75. Caldwell, James (2012-04-15). "Caldwell's TNA Lockdown PPV results 4/15: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-Storm main event, Angle-Hardy, Lethal Lockdown opener". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  76. Turner, Scott (2012-05-11). "Turner's TNA Impact Wrestling results 5/10: Sacrifice lead-in, Morgan and Crimson final confrontation, James Storm update, King Mo calls out TNA Champ". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  77. Caldwell, James (2012-05-13). "Caldwell's TNA Sacrifice PPV results 5/13: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode-RVD main event, Angle-Styles, Hardy-Anderson". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  78. Caldwell, James (2012-05-19). "TNA re-signs X Division champion". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  79. 1 2 Caldwell, James (2012-05-31). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 5/31: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact in new timeslot - Roode vs. Sting". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  80. Caldwell, James (2012-06-07). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 6/7: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - six-man tag, final Slammiversary hype". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
  81. Caldwell, James (2012-06-10). "Caldwell's TNA Slammiversary PPV results 6/10: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode vs. Sting headlines 10th Anniv. PPV". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  82. 1 2 Caldwell, James (2012-06-14). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 6/14: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - TNA World Title match, Ultimate X starts the show". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  83. Caldwell, James (2012-06-21). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 6/21: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Aries Decision 2012, BFG Series, Open Fight Night, Gut Check". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  84. Caldwell, James (2012-07-05). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 7/5: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - final PPV hype, Hardy vs. Storm". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  85. 1 2 Caldwell, James (2012-07-08). "Caldwell's TNA Destination X PPV results 7/8: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode vs. Aries, new X Division champion, Angle vs. Joe". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  86. Caldwell, James (2012-07-17). "TNA signs top champion to new deal". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  87. Caldwell, James (2012-07-19). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 7/19: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Open Fight Night, Aries vs. Roode". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-19.
  88. Caldwell, James (2012-08-12). "Caldwell's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV results 8/12: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Aries vs. Roode, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  89. Caldwell, James (2012-08-09). "TNA News: Final Hardcore Justice line-up following Thursday's Impact - stipulation added to PPV main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  90. Caldwell, James (2012-08-30). "Caldwell's TNA Impact results 8/30: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - three big BFG Series matches including Styles-Joe". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  91. Caldwell, James (2012-09-06). "Caldwell's TNA Impact results 9/6: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - BFG Series finale, "Championship Thursday" launch". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
  92. Caldwell, James (2012-09-20). "Caldwell's TNA Impact results 9/20: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Open Fight Night, BFG PPV hype, Shaq". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-09-20. Apparently Aries is playing a C.M. Punk tweener role before Bound for Glory.
  93. Caldwell, James (2012-10-11). "Caldwell's TNA Impact results 10/11/12: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - final PPV hype, triple main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  94. Caldwell, James (2012-10-14). "Caldwell's TNA Bound for Glory PPV results 10/14: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Aries vs. Hardy, Storm vs. Roode". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  95. Van Der Griend, Blaine (2012-10-26). "Impact: Championship Thursday features 3 title shots". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  96. "CALDWELL'S TNA TURNING POINT PPV RESULTS 11/11: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Hardy-Aries, top titles at-stake".
  97. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 11/22: Thanksgiving Edition features Gut Checks, Turkeys, more".
  98. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 11/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Championship Thursday - X Title in main event, Hogan Knows Best?".
  99. "CALDWELL'S TNA FINAL RESOLUTION PPV RESULTS 12/9: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Hardy vs. Roode in the main event, Aries vs. Bully".
  100. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 12/13: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of PPV fall-out episode".
  101. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 12/20: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Champ. Thursday - Aries vs. Hardy, 1.3.13 reveal".
  102. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 12/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Open Fight Night - Aries vs. Roode ends without a finish to cap off 2012".
  103. "CALDWELL'S TNA GENESIS PPV RESULTS 1/13: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV - Hardy defends TNA Title against two foes, two title matches, #1 contender matches".
  104. "IMPACT Wrestling #447 (January 25, 2013)". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  105. "CALDWELL'S TNA LOCKDOWN PPV RESULTS 3/10: Live, in-person coverage from San Antonio - Hardy vs. Ray TNA Title match, Lethal Lockdown, more".
  106. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 3/21: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Impact from Chicago - new #1 contender to TNA Title, two title matches, Lockdown fall-out".
  107. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 4/11: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - TNA World Title match, Tag Title opener".
  108. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 4/25 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Bully-Hogan, title matches".
  109. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 5/9 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - TNA Original returns to help TNA vs. Aces & Eights, #1 contender match ends without a finish".
  110. "CALDWELL'S TNA SLAMMIVERSARY PPV RESULTS (Hour 2): Hall of Fame inductee revealed, new Tag & TV champions".
  111. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 6/13: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of BFG Series qualifiers, Sting bringing back Mafia, Rampage Jackson Week 2, more".
  112. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 6/20: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of semi-live Impact - BFG Series kick-off, Open Fight Night, Sting takes out Aces & Eights, more".
  113. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 6/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Impact - BFG Series continues, two title matches, Suicide, Joe added to Mafia, Hogan plays principal, more".
  114. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 7/4: Sabin wins X Title & tears it up with Aries, BFG Series continues, more from Vegas".
  115. Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 12/12: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of TNA Impact - Feast or Fired, X Title match, more". PWTorch. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  116. Martin, Adam. "TNA Impact Wrestling Results - 1/2/14 (Coronation of Magnus)". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  118. Cladwell, James. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 2/6: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Glasgow Night 2 - Lockdown main event set, Angle vs. Magnus, MVP follow-up, more". PWTorch. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  119. Cladwell, James. "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 2/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of London Night 1 - Captains Match, Angle returning from "injury," latest Lockdown PPV hype, more". PWTorch. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  121. Caldwell, James (2014-06-21). "TNA spoilers: Key results & developments from Friday night's TV taping for July Impact episodes". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  122. "A Review of TNA's Debut on Destination America".
  123. "TNA NEWS: Impact SPOILERS - full results for 1/16 & 1/23 debut episodes in Friday night timeslot, plus crowd size".
  126. George, Richard (2011-10-18). "WWE '12: A New Road to Wrestlemania". IGN. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  127. Melok, Bobby (January 22, 2016). "Austin Aries arrives in NXT". WWE. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  128. "1/22 NXT Taping News – the "Huge Surprise" SPOILER, La Sombra in Dark Match, DeMott in the crowd, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  129. "1/22 NXT SPOILERS – Full Results from Orlando TV taping". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  130. Caldwell, James. "4/1 "NXT Takeover: Dallas" Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  133. James, Justin. "8/20 "WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn" Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  134. Johnson, Mike (October 31, 2016). "Austin Aries Injury Update... And It Isn't Good". PWInsider. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  135. Ravindran, Renjith (24 November 2016). "Austin Aries requires permanent titanium plates from injury against Shinsuke Nakamura". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  137. 1 2 Martin, Adam (2012-07-17). "TNA Champion Austin Aries on being a vegetarian". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  138. "Austin Aries, vegan wrestler". Retrieved 2014-12-07.
  139. Steve Carrier, "Austin Aries Films Commercial, Bootcamp Finalists, Knockouts, TNA Ignores Request from AAA," All Wrestling News, 7 November 2014.
  140. Wiswell, John. "John Wiswell ranks the year's best 100 matches". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  141. Vetter, Chris (2005-12-16). "Tape Review: ROH, "This Means War," Oct. 29, 2005, with American Dragon vs. Strong, Aries vs. A.J. Styles". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  142. Martin, Adam (2008-06-29). "Ring of Honor Results: 6/28 – Chicago Ridge, IL (Nigel/Jerry Lynn – info)". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  143. 1 2 JP (2009-05-24). "NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood: Episode 34 (5/7/2011)". PWPonderings. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  144. 1 2 Martin, Adam (2009-04-05). "ROH on HDNet Results – 4/5/09". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  145. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Vetter, Chris (2008-01-24). "DVD Review: ROH "Survival of the Fittest" (10–19–07), w/Strong, Hero, Aries, Castagnoli, Romero". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  146. 1 2 Ziegler, Jacob; Garoon, Brad (2006-06-03). "ROH – Dragon Gate Challenge DVD Review". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  147. Lansdell, Chris (2008-09-22). "The Burning Hammer Video Review: RoH Unscripted 2". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  148. 1 2 Radican, Sean (2008-02-12). "RADICAN: Danielson and Aries deliver two incredible matches in October". PWTorch. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  149. DeRosenroll, Mike (2009-12-01). "DeRosenroll's ROH TV report 11/30: Austin Aries vs. Colt Cabana, Set up for Jim Cornette's ROH TV debut next week". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-10-29.
  150. Furious, Arnold (2008-02-15). "The Furious Flashbacks – ROH Death Before Dishonor III". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  151. Hubbard, Aaron (2009-07-15). "411's ROH on HDNet Report 07.15.09: Episode XVI (07.11.09)". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  152. Berman, Samuel (2007-02-20). "The Independent Mid-Card 02.20.07: Aries vs. Strong". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  153. "Austin Aries' Challengers". Ring of Honor. 2009-08-06. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  154. "Newswire For The Week of May 17th". Ring of Honor. 2009-05-18. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-30. Aries show the world that he’s not only A star – he’s THE star
  155. "Newswire For The Week of July 12th". Ring of Honor. 2009-07-14. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-30. I'm THE star
  156. "Newswire For The Week of December 27th". Ring of Honor. 2009-12-29. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  157. Melok, Bobby (22 January 2016). "Austin Aries arrives in NXT". Why has "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" chosen to step between the yellow ropes now?
  158. "Newswire For The Week of September 6th". Ring of Honor. 2009-09-08. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-30. the MV3
  159. Gerweck, Steve (2009-12-30). "Aries-Liger signed for Wrestle Reunion". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  160. "Wrestler Entrance Music". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  161. "Burgan looks at the ROH Milestone Series". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. Retrieved 2010-01-30. Aries' theme music (Marilyn Manson's Personal Jesus)
  162. "Theme Music History". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  163. "Ambition and Vision". iTunes. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  164. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2013-08-22.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Austin Aries.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: Austin Aries
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 12/3/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.