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Smash This Podcast | Austin Aries Released/Lio Rush To NXT & More

Along with Dyz from the Ramblin About Wrestlin Podcast, we quickly go over our feeling about Aries being released, the current state of 205 Live and the News about Lio Rush coming soon to the WWE!
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Potential Title Match For Upcoming Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As most of you already know, Austin Aries defeated Neville during the WWE Payback Pay-Per-View via DQ when Neville purposefully grabbed the referee and pushed him as Aries locked in his finishing move. Though Neville remained champion.

Based on reports, Neville was originally intended to defeat Aries, but a last minute decision was made to have Aries win, to allow this feud to continue. The idea behind it was that Neville already defeated Aries during the WrestleMania 33 Kickoff to retain his championship, and instead of giving Neville two wins in a row, that decision was made to allow for an even playing field between the two competitors.

It hasn’t been officially announced, but it is believed that a Cruiserweight championship match will be made for the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV on July 4th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. The idea may be that a stipulation is added to this match to not allow a DQ finish.

WWE has also been teasing that TJ Perkins is close to receiving a title shot as well, so potentially this match could become a triple threat.

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Austin Aries Return Update & Possible WrestleMania Plans

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.

Austin Aries Injury Update

As reported a while back, Austin Aries suffered a fractured orbital bone following a match at an NXT Live event in Fresco, California. Aries was teamed with Samoa Joe and fought Shinsuke Nakamura & No Way Jose. Aries received a kick to the face by Nakamura which prompted the referee to stop the match as Aries eyes was inflamed and bleeding.

Aries underwent surgery earlier in the month in Birmingham, Alabama and is expected to be out of action until Q1 of 2017.

Aries went to twitter and revealed that following his surgery he now has a permanant object attached to his orbital bone.

See his tweet below:


PHOTO: Austin Aries undergoes Successful Surgery – Pre & Post Photos

Austin Aries revealed on Social Media that he underwent successful surgery to correct a large orbital fracture. Aries is expected to return to action in the first quarter of 2017.

Austin Aries Set To Undergo Surgery This Week

Source: PWinsider.com

As reported, Austin Aries suffered an eye injury during an NXT live event in Fresco, CA last Wednesday against Nakamura & No Way Jose. The injury was suffered when Nakamura landed a hard kick against Aries head resulting in the ref stopping the match.

PWinsider is reporting that Aries will undergo surgery later on this week in Birmingham, Alabama to correct the issue with his eye. Aries is expected to be out of action until early 2017.