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Impact Wrestling News: Former WWE Superstar Austin Aries makes surprise return to Impact Wrestling

'The Greatest Man That Ever Lived' is back!
Daniel Wood
Modified 11 Jan 2018, 06:25 IST

What's the story?

Former WWE Superstar Austin Aries made a sensational return to Impact Wrestling during the most recent Impact television tapings, which the company live-streamed on their Facebook for all to see

In case you didn't know...

Austin Aries enjoyed a short run in WWE after leaving Impact Wrestling (then TNA) but famously 'quit' the company over alleged disappointment with the fact he and fellow 205 LIVE Superstar and Cruiserweight Neville's match was removed from the Wrestlemania DVD. However, Aries would later clarify that the WWE actually feature endeavoured him as they had nothing for him creatively following his recovery from injury.

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The heart of the matter

Aries has been touring the independant circuit following his WWE release and the expiry of his no-compete clause, debuting a new gimmick where he tells the truth, he recently caused quite a stir by walking out of an indy promotion in Austrailia over the poor state of their ring.

However, it appears Aries has gone back to the company where he sort of made his name as one of the best wrestlers in the world and Impact Wrestling have live-streamed it for all to see, in an odd move considering they're spoiling the surprise for their actual television episodes.


Aries returned to challenge Impact World Champion Eli Drake, Chris Adonis attacks him from behind and Drake starts the match. However Aries defeats Drake in somewhat of a squash match to win the title

What's next?

Austin Aries is now the Impact Wrestling World Champion after defeating Eli Drake during his first match on his return to the company. Aries did say it would take a lot for him to return to Impact, and I guess being made the top guy on his first day back is a pretty enticing bargaining tool to get him back.

Author's take

It's good to see Aries on television again, he truly is one of the best in-ring performers out there and never got the chance to truly shine in the WWE, hopefully, his return to Impact is signalling the start of an upward turn for both him and the wrestling promotion as a whole.

Published 11 Jan 2018, 06:25 IST
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