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Ring Name: Austin Aries Date of Birth: April 15, 1978 From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pro Wrestling Debut: 2000
Austin Aries (born Daniel Healy Solwold, Jr. on April 15th 1978) is a professional wrestler with world-class credentials and 13 years of in-ring experience. He is currently under contract with TNA Impact Wrestling and serves as a focal point of Impact Wrestling on Spike TV every Thursday night, as well as live shows and pay-per-view events. Aries is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, World Tag Team Champion, and two-time X-Division Champion. He is one of five performers to capture all three major titles – known as the Triple Crown. He also had successful stints for Ring of Honor, and is that promotion’s only multi-time World Champion. Continue Reading?
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Jose tries to lock up with Aries, but Aries avoids him. Aries goes behind Jose with a waist lock and takes Jose down to the mat. Aries slaps Jose’s back and laughs. Jose gets up and stares down Aries. Aries tries to shake Jose’s hand. Jose punches Aries in the face. Jose slaps Aries in the back, then steps on Aries’ head. Jose adds a little shimmy for good measure. Aries avoids a haymaker from Jose by rolling out of the ring. Jose follows, but Aries sprints away. Aries gets back in the ring and Jose levels him with a stiff right hand. Jose attempts to set up what looks like a top rope Samoan drop, but Aries reverses it and drops Jose neck first on the top turnbuckle. Aries stomps on Jose and hits a running elbow. Aries lands a back elbow off the second rope to the back of Jose’s head for a two count. Aries locks in a rear chin lock. Jose tries to fight out of it but Aries drops him to the mat. Jose fires up again and sends Aries to the outside.
Aries climbs up on the apron, but before he can get in the ring Jose slams him head first on each turnbuckle. Jose tries to drag Aries back in the ring but Aries holds onto the bottom rope. Aries manages to hit a knee breaker into a back suplex. Aries puts Jose in the Last Chancery, but Jose gets to the ropes. Aries punches Jose in the face, then hits the ropes a roaring elbow. Jose ducks and hits a TKO for a two count. Jose sets up his half nelson slam, but Aries sends him to the outside. Diving topé by Aries. Aries calls for the brainbuster, but Jose reverses it into a modified falcon arrow for a long two count. Aries hits the roaring elbow, but Jose hits the ropes and turns Aries inside out with a lariat. Jose tries his finisher again, but Aries backs him into the corner. Aries crucifix bombs Jose for another near fall. Diving corner dropkicks by Aries for another two count. Aries goes up top, but Jose cuts him off and uppercuts him. Jose mounts the top rope and they trade punches. Aries hits a sunset flip bomb off the top into the Last Chancery for the win!
Winner- Austin Aries
After the match, Aries attacks Jose. Hideo Itami comes to make the save. Itami hits the KENTA combo, followed but the GO TO SLEEEEEEEEEP! Aries is out like a light.
Aries grabs a wrist lock, but Clark reverses it into a fireman’s carry into an arm bar. Aries forces Clark into the corner. Aries hits a running dropkick in the corner. Clark rolls to the apron. Clark hits Aries with a forearm. Clark attempts a springboard, but Aries catches him with a forearm midair. Aries picks Clark up for a knee breaker that he transitions into backdrop driver. As soon as Clark hits the mat Aries locks in the last chancery. Clark taps outs immediately.
Match Number Three: Shinsuke Nakamura versus Austin Aries
They stare each other down and circle each other before locking up. Nakamura with a front face lock and Aries goes for the leg. Nakamura with a take down and Aries with a front face lock. Aries wtih a wrist lock, but Nakamura with a reversal. Aries tries to reverse and he succeeds. Nakamura with a head scissors and Aries tries for a drop kick after escaping, but Nakamura watched Aries’ tapes so he moved out of the way.
Nakamura backs Aries into the ropes and Nakamura rubs Aries’ taped ribs. Aries with an arm drag and hits a drop kick, Aries tries for the Last Chancery but Nakamura gets out of the hold. Nakamura with knees and a cravate. Nakamura with a knee drop. Nakamura with boots in the corner and he does it a second time but when he goes for a third one, Aries grabs the leg and hits an atomic drop on the knee. Aries punches Nakamura.
Aries sends Nakamura into the turnbuckles and then Aries with a drop kick in the corner. Aries goes to the turnbuckles and he connects with an elbow to the back and he gets a near fall. Aries with a chin lock. Aries with a knee to the midsection. Aries goes to the apron for a slingshot sent but Nakamura gets his knees up to counter Aries. Nakamura with elbows but he runs into an elbow from Aries. Aries with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Aries with a knee to the back and a chin lock. Aries with more knees to the back and a forearm for a near fall. Aries kicks Nakamura in the leg to get him on the mat and Aries with a cravate and he bends Nakamura back. Nakamura with a knee to the midsection and an enzuigiri. Aries with a forearm but Nakamura with forearms and kicks. Nakamura with knees in the corner and then he puts Aries on the turnbuckles and connects with a running knee to the midsection for a near fall. Nakamura with a waist lock but Aries holds on to the ropes and connects with elbows. Aries with a chop. Nakamura wtih a knee to the midsection and Aries with a rollup for a near fall. Aries with knees to the head but Nakamura gets to his feet.
Aries goes for a back slide but then he connects with a forearm to the throat. Nakamura goes to the floor and Aries with a suicide dive onto Nakamura. Aries gets a near fall. Aries pulls Nakamura towards the corner but Nakamura pulls Aries down by the wrap and Nakamura with a triangle choke. Aries gets to the ropes and Nakamura has to release the hold. Nakamura with knees to the head and then Nakamura with a gourdbuster and Nakamura sets for a Shining Wizard but Aries moves. Aries with an atomic drop to the knee and German suplex into the Last Chancery. Nakamura is able to get to the ropes.
Aries hits the running drop kick into the corner and then Aries goes up top for the 450 splash but Nakamura moves. Aries rolls through but Nakamura puts Aries on the turnbuckles. Aries avoids the knee and boxes the ears. Aries and Nakamura fight to the apron and they exchange forearms. Nakamura wtih kicks and an enzuigiri. Aries gets Nakamura on his shoulders and hits a Death Valley Driver onto the apron.
The referee starts his count. Aries misses a suicide dive and hits the guardrails. Nakamura goes to the turnbuckles for a knee to the back from the turnbuckles and then he hits a reverse exploder. Nakamura hits Kinshasa for the three count.
Austin Aries is in the ring. Aries says he doesn’t want to be the best. When you are the best you can only be the best until someone better comes along. This is the reason he prefers to be the greatest. Timing is everything and when he arrived in NXT there were others that came and took the spotlight. A loud Nakamura chant starts. Aries says none of that matters now. Whoever wins the NXT title cage match will have to face him next. Before Aries could finish his thought, Shinsuke Nakamura comes to the ring. Nakamura grabs a mic and starts speaking in Japanese. He apologizes to Aries and asks him if he understands Japanese. Aries says he doesn’t understand him. Nakamura says the NXT title isn’t coming to greatness, it’s coming to the king. William Regal comes out and tells Aries and Nakamura that they will face each other at Takeover
Blake and Murphy/Alexa Bliss vs Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura
As soon as the bell rings, Aries rushes Murphy and dropkicks him in the corner. Aries tags in Nakamura and Nakamura destroys Murphy with a knee. Nakamura sends Murphy into a waiting Aries for an elbow smash/diving splash combo. Aries tags in Nakamura, who sets Murphy up on the top rope for a running knee. Inverted exploder by Nakamura. Aries calls for the tag, but Nakamura ignores him and almost beheads Murphy with the Kinshasa for the win.
After locking up Aries gets the advantage and grabs a side headlock. Dillinger fights out of it and wipes Aries into the corner. Aries leap frogs over Dillinger followed by an arm drag. Aries goes up top but misses a splash. Dillinger picks him up and drops him across his knee. Dillinger whips Aries into the turnbuckle hard. Dillinger pins Aries, but only gets a two count. Dillinger and Aries trade hard chops in the ring. Aries levels Dillinger with a short arm clothesline.
Dillinger whips Aries into the ropes but Aries jumps to the outside. Aries boxes Dillinger’s ears and hits a tope. Aries tosses Dillinger to the outside and dives over the top with a corkscrew splash. Aries sets up for his patented running dropkick in the corner, but Dillinger gets a boot up. Dillinger hits a firemen’s carry into a neck breaker for a another two count. Dillinger pulls down his knee pad to set up his finisher. Dillinger walks right into a roaring elbow. Aries lands his corner dropkick, followed by a 450 splash off the top. Dillinger is out.
Winner: Austin Aries
Andrea is backstage with Alex Riley. A-Ry will face Nakamura next week. Riley knocks Shinsuke’s talent. Riley says he will punch Nakamura in the face and give him a beating because it’s time to rage.
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May 4th Episode: * Austin Aries defeated Tye Dillinger with a 450
May 18th Episode: * Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Blake and Murphy with Alexa Bliss. Aries wanted the tag but Nakamura refused and hit the Kinsasha for the win. A good tease of a feud between the two. After the match, Bliss walked away from Blake and Murphy, then Blake walked away from Murphy
Match Number One: Austin Aries versus Angelo Dawkins
They circle each other before locking up. Dawkins with a wrist lock and Aries with a reversal and side head lock. Dawkins with a waist lock take down and Dawkins loses his head bands. Dawkins with a wrist lock but Aries with a hammer lock and drop toe hold. Aries floats over on Dawkins and gets a few near falls. Aries with a side head lock but Dawkins with a shoulder tackle. Aries with a few arm drags into an arm bar. Dawkins with a head scissors and Aries escapes with a head stand and then hits a drop kick because Dawkins does not watch Aries’ tapes. Dawkins with a punch to Aries.
Dawkins follows with a clothesline and kicks. Dawkins gets a little cocky while standing over Aries. Aries with forearms but Dawkins with a front face lock and he applies his weight to Aries to add more pressure. Aries backs Dawkins into the corner and Dawkins with forearms and punches. Aries moves and Dawkins goes into the turnbuckles. Aries with forearms and punches. Aries with a chop. Dawkins with an Irish whip but Aries slides into the corner and clotheslines Dawkins. Aries with a neck breaker onto the middle rope from the apron. Aries goes up top and hits a missile drop kick.
Aries with a running clothesline into the corner and then Aries with a rolling elbow and he gets the three count.
Winner: Austin Aries
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Match Number Two: Austin Aries versus Baron Corbin
Aries with punches and forearms followed by kicks but Corbin with a forearm and he sends Aries into the corner. Aries with forearms and he punches Corbin from the turnbuckles until Corbin pushes him off. Corbin misses a clothesline and Aries with a drop kick to the knees. Aries with forearms to the back but Corbin gets Aries on his back and gets him to the mat. Corbin sends Aries to the apron and Aries with a rolling forearm and Corbin goes to the floor. Aries with a double sledge onto Corbin. Aries with forearm as he follows Corbin around the ring.
They get back into the ring and Corbin with a hot shot and forearm to the back of the head. Corbin waits for Aries to get up but he decides to continue the attack and he stomps on Aries’ midsection. Corbin stomps on the arm. Corbin chokes Aries in the ropes. Corbin sends Aries shoulder first into the ring post and Corbin gets a near fall. Corbin with a forearm to the chest and a nerve hold. Corbin taunts Aries while he has him in the nerve hold but Aries gets back to his feet for a moment. Aries backs Corbin into the corner to get out of the hold. Corbin returns to the nerve hold. Aries is able to get out of the hold but Corbin with knees and elbows in the corner. Corbin with a splash into the corner for a near fall.
Corbin wants them to ring the bell for some reason but they do not listen to him. Corbin with a wrist lock and forearms while he talks to some fans in the crowd. Aries with forearms but Corbin stays on his feet. Aries with chops that back Corbin into the corner. Corbin with an Irish whip but Aries slides into the corner and hits a flying forearm. Aries with a knee to the back and he punches Corbin in the ropes. Aries with a slingshot double sledge to the back of the head as he goes to the floor. Aries with a neck breaker with Corbin hanging over the middle rope. Aries with a missile drop kick.
Aries with a running drop kick into the corner and Corbin falls to the floor. Aries with a suicide dive that sends Corbin into the guardrails. Aries charges at Corbin but Corbin hits Deep Six onto the floor. Corbin gets back into the ring and the referee starts his count. Aries is able to power up at nine to get back into the ring before the ten count. Aries tells Corbin to bring it and Aries punches Corbin. Corbin with forearms, The referee checks on Aries and the match continues. Corbin tries for End of Days but Aries with an O’Connor Roll for the three count.