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Austin Aries
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Height 5ft 10in
Weight 210lbs
From Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Debut June 19th, 2012
Brand RAW
Season 1 Record 12-3
Season 2 Record 13-23
Season 3 Record 7-15
Season 4 Record 4-7

Austin Aries is a member of the RAW roster as of 2017. Throughout his WTX Universe career, Aries has won a total of four championships, he is a former WWE Champion & NXT Champion as well as a former Hardcore Champion and Television Champion. He is also the first ever King of The Ring winner, winning it in 2013.

Career

WWE Champion (2012)

Austin Aries made his WTX Universe debut on the June 19th 2012 edition of NXT, defeating Hunico. Following the match, Aries had a staredown with Randy Orton & Heath Slater. The following week Slater & Orton teamed up with Curt Hawkins to face Aries in a 3 on 1 match, in which Aries won Hawkins went on to walk out on Slater & Orton. After Aries defeated the two, Slater also went on to walk out on Orton.

Aries went on undefeated for a while, earning him a shot at CM Punk's United States Championship at Money in the Bank, leading to Punk giving Aries his first loss. Aries then competed in a 6-man battle royal at Night of Champions for the United States Championship, however, it was won by Kurt Angle. At Bragging Rights, Aries competed in a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship against current champion Kane and former champion Bobby Roode, upon winning the championship, Aries exited the company for a brief period with the championship.

At Survivor Series, it was announced that Kane would defend his championship against a mystery opponent, with the opponent being revealed as Aries with the former WWE Championship, Aries defeated Kane to unify their championships and determine Aries as the official WWE Champion. This is all counted towards Aries' first reign and not a second reign. Aries then successfully defended his championship in a rematch with Kane as well as John Cena & CM Punk at TLC in December. Aries then feuded with Punk in the coming weeks, leading up to Royal Rumble in which Punk defeated Aries for the WWE Championship.

King of the Ring (2013-2014)

As part of the 2013 Supplemental Draft, Aries was drafted from Raw to NXT. On Episode 100 of Season 2, a King of the Ring Tournament took place, Aries won the tournament naming him the first official King of the Ring. At Money in the Bank, Aries then defeated Samoa Joe to become NXT Champion.

At SummerSlam, Aries was made to take part on Team NXT, as his championship was also at stake, had Team NXT lost. Although Aries got himself disqualified following an attempted chair shot at Samoa Joe that instead hit the referee, Joe defeated Team ECW, retaining Aries' championship in the process.

At Night of Champions, Samoa Joe defeated Austin Aries after guest referee and NXT General Manager Ted DiBiase called for the bell immediately following Joe applying the STF, screwing Aries out of the championship.

At Money in the Bank, Aries competed in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match, losing to Tyler Breeze. On the July 23rd edition of NXT, Aries won an Armageddon Hell in a Cell to win the Hardcore Championship. Aries lost the Hardcore Championship the following week on NXT to Cody Rhodes.

On October 8th, Aries won a first round match in a tournament for the vacant NXT Championship, defeating SheamusOn October 15th, Aries advanced in the tournament defeating Yoshi Tatsu in a second round match. On October 22nd, Aries advanced to the finals, defeating Bray WyattAt No Mercy, Aries lost the tournament finals to Kofi Kingston.

Draft to SmackDown (2015)

In April of 2015, Aries was drafted from NXT to SmackDown as part of the 2015 Supplemental Draft. At Cyber Sunday, Aries won the Television Championship from Drew McIntyre.

Raw (2016-present)

In early 2016 Austin Aries reformed his tag team "Selfish Generation" with former partner Bobby Roode after both superstars were struggling to find success on the Raw brand. The team made their return on an episode of Main Event, in which they were challenged by the debuting Chad Gable & Jason Jordan, known as American Alpha. Selfish Generation would go on to lose their match to American Alpha and then quietly disappear once again. The two were given an opportunity on an episode of Raw to participate in the Money in the Bank Match at WrestleMania V, however both Aries & Roode were unsuccessful in winning the match. Following WrestleMania, Roode was drafted away to SmackDown, ending the Selfish Generation team once again.

Aries looked for a new partner, entering the Joker's Wild Tournament, he was randomly paired with Adam Rose as the two lost to Drago & Rick Rude.

On April 2nd 2017, Aries was drafted from ECW to RAW as part of the 2017 Draft.

Championships and Accomplishments

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