I think we're going to see this more and more as WWE continues to sign "indy" guys who have earned (and can still earn) plenty of money elsewhere. As deezy stated, it's not fair say that Aries was "buried" (isn't everybody who loses a match being buried these days?), but I think that injury kinda screwed him. By the time he was ready to return, 205 Live was all in on this long title run for Neville.
Either way, best of luck to Aries. It's always good when a guy who isn't happy in his current situation has options to still go make a good living.
Post by Christian Small on Jul 8, 2017 8:09:57 GMT -5
I have to agree with the above and say I think injuries screwed him up more than anything else. It seemed whenever he got a bit of steam going he'd get hurt. The guy is also 39 and is probably hurting a lot these days. It's a shame he's gone but at least he can say he had a WWE run and he left on his terms.
One of my current favourite wrestlers. I wish that he would've been called up to the main roster at some point. Maybe he still will be if/when he comes back. Only real negative about the guy is his height and attitude, though I don't really think he has an attitude because you pretty much need to have some swagger if you're a small(er) man in a big man's game. Most guys Aries' size probably never reached the same heights he has, no pun intended.
Not sure why but I've never really bought in to him, whether as a heel (which is what he's best at) or a face. He was one of those guys that I'd happily skip passed every time he was on TV. I guess he just wasn't my cup of tea.