Austin Aries returned as part of tonight’s Impact tapings in Orlando, Florida.
The former ROH and WWE star Aries went on to defeat Eli Drake to win the Impact Global Championship. Aries was part of TNA in the early Spike TV days from 2005-2007 under his “Austin Starr” gimmick and later from 2011 to 2015, winning the then TNA Title in 2012.
Aries was recently a part of WWE from 2016 to the summer of 2017 where he was released from the company after a run in the 205 Live brand and a short stay in NXT. He had been taking independent bookings including Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore promotion.
Wrestleview.com will have a full spoiler report from the Impact TV tapings later tonight.