UPDATE: TNA Superstar (for now!) Austin Aries has been announced as appearing at the upcoming Tommy Dreamer-promoted “House Of Hardcore VII” event at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 15th.
As noted earlier today, Aries may be wrapping up business with TNA, as there has been a lot of speculation going around that claims he may soon be parting ways with the promotion.
The updated talent lineup for Dreamer’s “House Of Hardcore” event in November now includes Aries, Dreamer, The Hardy Boys, The Young Bucks, The Wolves, Harry “DH Smith” Smith and Lance Hoyt.
Aries tweeted the following about his House Of Hardcore appearance:
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) September 23, 2014
Tommy Dreamer also tweeted the following about the Aries announcement:
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) September 23, 2014
ORIGINAL: According to multiple sources, there was a lot of talk backstage at the Impact Wrestling television tapings in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania last week that Austin Aries could be parting ways with TNA due to his contract expiring.
While we don’t know when Aries’ TNA contract officially expires, it is worth noting that during the summer when Aries was not being advertised for the 2015 TNA U.K. tour, many considered this a sign that his deal with the promotion would be up before the end of this year.
Kurt Angle’s contract expired yesterday and Gail Kim’s contract is also set to expire soon.
Following last week’s TNA television tapings, Aries tweeted the following, adding to the speculation that he may be departing the company in the near future:
Much love to my entire @IMPACTWRESTLING family. We all busted our ass and put our bodies on the line with passion and pride. Thank you.
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) September 20, 2014
Stay tuned as we hear more.