Favorites Edit

Impact News:  Austin Aries reveals contract status with Impact 

5.42K   //    09 Feb 2018, 03:16 IST

Austin Aries became the Impact World Champion last week

What's the story?

Austin Aries was a part of the weekly Thursday teleconference for Impact Wrestling this week, and within the teleconference, he discussed his current contract status with the company.

In case you didn't know...

Aries was a part of Impact Wrestling from 2005 to 2007, and then again from 2011 to 2015. During that time, he held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship once, and also obtained the X Division Championship six times and tag championship once (with Bobby Roode).

The heart of the matter...

During the call, on Thursday, Aries confirmed that he is not in a long-term deal with Impact Wrestling. The current deal is for a certain amount of dates, and there is a lot of flexibility in terms of working with other companies.

Aries mentioned that this deal is beneficial for both sides, and hopes that this leads to a partnership for years to come.

Aries made a shocking return to the company last week during Chris Adonis' Facts Of Life segment dedicated to Impact World Champion Eli Drake. Drake claimed he was the 'greatest man that ever lived', a nickname that Aries goes by. This prompted Aries to come out and challenge Drake for the title.

After Adonis hit Aries from behind with the title, Drake decided to grant him a match, which Aries would win to close out Impact Wrestling last week.

What's next?

Expect a reaction from Eli Drake and Chris Adonis on tonight's edition of Impact Wrestling after Drake lost the championship to Aries.

Author's take

I'm a huge fan of Aries and I'm glad he's on Impact Wrestling where I can see him on a weekly basis. I admit I was a little bummed when he was granted his release from WWE because I really wanted him to succeed there, but everything happens for a reason, and now he's a world champion again.

Send us news tips at

Topics you might be interested in:
I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
Fetching more content...