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WWE News: Austin Aries narrates heartfelt story after recent trip to the WWE Performance Center

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1.10K   //    10 Oct 2017, 09:18 IST

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Austin Aries was in the WWE in 2016 and 2017 before his release from the company

What's the story?

Austin Aries posted a picture on his Instagram account recently to tell a great story about diversity after stopping to help someone with a stalled vehicle. Take a look at his post below:

Driving home from the #wwe #wweperformancecenter today, I saw the man in the middle of this photo trying to help the man on the left push his car off a busy road and back into a parking lot...with little success. Instead of driving by, as I and we all have, it struck me to stop to help. I quickly switched lanes while ending my conversation with my mom and pulled in to park. As I ran over to lend a hand, the man on the right of this picture also came over to help. The four of us quickly maneuvered the stalled car safely out of the way, into a parking space for the extremely grateful man on the left. As we went to go our separate ways, I looked at us four guys. I got the urge to grab my phone. I asked them if I could take a photo of us because with all the divisive shit going on right now I wanted to snap a photo of what a truly great America looks like. When I saw those guys struggling, I didn't see Non-White guys, or a Buddhist, a Muslim, an immigrant, a democrat, a republican, a gay, a straight, a rich or a poor. I saw two humans that needed some help, and I had some to offer. When the fourth man ran over I imagine he saw the same. I mean look at this fucking picture?! Could you find any four different looking people from any different walks of life?! Yet we all came together, randomly and simply as good humans, to help one another. I've taken endless photos, in my career and in my life, but this one was special. We need to change something in our society. We need more hands reaching out intent on helping, encouraging, applauding, and joining together. And not just to hands of the same color, connected to people just like "us." Because no matter what is being propagated, "us" and "them" is really WE. And today this quartet, WE helped each other. WE spread love and togetherness, turning a difficult task for one into a simple task for four. The lesson is WE can accomplish so much more working together than we ever can being divided. And WE can quiet the aggressive and divisive messages we're being bombarded with by extending our hands out to each other. Actions do speak louder than words. Today us four showed WE ain't hearing that shit. #bethechange #we #maga

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In case you didn't know...

Austin Aries made his NXT debut in March of 2016, and nearly a year after that he would make his debut in the Cruiserweight Division by attacking Neville. On July 7th of this year, the WWE released Aries from his contract.

The heart of the matter

What stands out is the first line of his post, "driving home from the WWE Performance Center." Before anyone gets their hopes up that Aries might be returning to the WWE, the likely reason why he was there was to visit his girlfriend Thea Trinidad, who is known as Zelina Vega, the manager of Andrade Cien Almas in NXT.

One can also speculate that Aries didn't leave the WWE on good terms as 2K pulled him from the WWE 2K18 video game that will release worldwide on October 17th.

The main story here is the great anecdote Aries told of four men from different cultural backgrounds coming together to help someone out in need. In a tumultuous time in the United States, Aries said it perfectly in his post:

"Could you find any four different looking people from any different walks of life?! Yet we all came together, randomly and simply as good humans, to help one another."
"And WE can quiet the aggressive and divisive messages we're being bombarded with by extending our hands out to each other. Actions do speak louder than words."

What's next?

Austin Aries will take part in Tommy Dreamer's House Of Hardcore promotion next month. On November 17th, they will be in St. James, New York and on November 18th, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Author's take

I think it was great of Aries to not only stop to help the gentlemen in need, but to also share the story of four guys from different ethical backgrounds that came together. After the tragedy in Las Vegas and how divided the United States has become, this sort of story needed to be shared.

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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.
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