On Saturday night, Major League Wrestling (MLW) revealed another addition to the MLW roster following a big week of announcements. It was revealed that former 3x IMPACT World Heavyweight Champion and 2x Ring of Honor World Champion Austin Aries was heading to MLW.
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— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) May 12, 2019
MLW Signs Austin Aries
It marks the return to wrestling television for the former World Champion for the first time since his final appearance for IMPACT Wrestling at last October’s Bound For Glory, where he lost his IMPACT World Championship to Johnny Impact in controversial fashion. Since then, Aries has kept a mostly low profile, working a handful of dates for Hawaiian indie promotion Unify Championship Entertainment (UCE), as well as Chicago’s Warrior Wrestling and Australia’s World Series Wrestling, where he is also a former 2x WSW World Champion. A former 6x IMPACT X-Division Champion, he made his return to IMPACT in January of 2018 after a two-year stint with WWE as part of NXT and WWE’s Cruiserweight division on 205 Live.
Prior to joining the WWE, Aries had briefly returned to Ring of Honor following a five-year run with TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. That followed a 7-year career-defining run with ROH that saw him capture the ROH World title on two occasions. Earlier this week, MLW announced the signing of Ross & Marshall Von Erich, the tag team duo and son of wrestling legend Kevin Von Erich, that may finally see the fabled families of the Harts and Von Erichs finally clash in-ring.
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