“Outlaw” Ron Bass passes away
As reported by WWE.com , “Outlaw” Ron Bass passed away on March 7 at the age of 68. Ron Bass competed in the NWA territories throughout the 70’s and early 80’s before making it to WWE as the “Outlaw”. He worked with the likes of Junkyard Dog and Brutus Beefcake and defeated a young Shawn Michaels in the 1988 King of the Ring tournament.
Many wrestlers posted the following condolence messages on Twitter overnight as news of Bass’ passing broke.
Austin Aries returns to action
During his time on the NXT roster, Austin Aries suffered a severe eye injury at a live event during a match with Shinsuke Nakamura. A kick gone wrong led to an orbital fracture which has kept Aries out of action since October. After getting physical with Cruiserweight champion Neville during Raw, many questioned if this was a sign of a return to action for Aries. He answered this during 205 Live during an interview that he conducted with himself. “Austin Aries, expert journalist is no more. Austin Aries, in ring expert is here on 205 Live.” Later in the show he competed against Tony Nese, in which Aries won to close out the show.