Longtime TNA and ROH mainstay, Austin Aries, has now officially signed with the WWE to compete on their NXT brand.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 23, 2016
WWE issued the following statement on their newest acquisition:
NXT continues to show why it is the fastest-growing brand in sports-entertainment, making waves with another huge signing during Friday’s tapings at the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida.
Austin Aries, a 15-year veteran of the squared circle who’s competed against the likes of Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins and Samoa Joe, stepped into a WWE ring for the first time to put pen to paper on his NXT contract. The signing will air on Wednesday, March 2.
Aries is famous for stealing the show whenever he is on a card and has had classics with the likes of Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, and fellow NXT Superstar Samoa Joe. You can guarantee that he will bring all of that immense talent and brash attitude that fans love with him into the Full Sail Arena.
Which potential match are you looking forwards to the most? Aries vs. Finn Balor? Sami Zayn? Apollo Crews?
One thing is certain, Wednesdays just got brighter with Austin Aries around.