Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Based on reports, Austin Aries has been cleared to compete!
Austin Aries suffered a orbital fracture in a match with Shinsuke Nakamura during an NXT live event on October 27th, 2016 and has been out of action ever since. Austin has still been used on WWE TV as a commentator for the Cruiserweight Division.
At this time WWE’s plans moving forward with Austin is to have him compete against Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship at WrestleMania 33, though nothing has been finalized as of yet. Austin’s on-camera role has increased, and his post-match interviews could drive a potential feud with Neville.