Weight: 210 lbs.
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Finishing Move: Brainbuster
“A Double” Austin Aries bills himself as “The Greatest Man that Ever Lived.” This assertion is a direct reflection of his larger-than-life personality and ostentatious wrestling style. Aries has quickly risen to prominence while basking in the adoration of his loyal fans. Arrogant and boastful, Aries relies on his concise and flawless executions to subdue his opponents in the ring.
After a short stint away from IMPACT WRESTLING from 2005-2007, Aries returned in June 2011 and demanded the world’s attention. He quickly qualified for a coveted position at IMPACT WRESTLING’s annual Destination X Pay-Per-View by defeating three of the X Division’s top stars in an exhilarating Contract Match.
Since that night, Aries pursued a mission to dominate the X Division, which he accomplished by claiming the TNA X Division Championship at No Surrender 2011. However, he refused to stop there.
At Destination X 2012, Aries stunned the wrestling world by defeating the longest-running Heavyweight Champion in TNA history---Bobby Roode---to claim the ultimate prize and become TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Unfortunately, his reign ended at Bound for Glory 2012 when the “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy defeated Aries and stole the title.
Although he no longer holds the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Aries is recognized as one of only five wrestlers to achieve the TNA Triple Crown by winning the World Heavyweight Championship, the Tag Team Championship and the X Division Championship.
- Vegetarian, wine connoisseur
- Attended college at Winona State University in Minnesota
- Currently resides in Largo, FL, a suburb of Tampa
- Avid Green Bay Packers fan