Austin Aries no-sold the finish to his match at Bound For Glory on Sunday night and producer Petey Williams talked about everything surrounding the incident on his podcast.
The newest episode of Petey’s Wrestling Perspective Podcast dropped on Monday. During the show, Williams revealed he was the agent for Aries vs. Impact and called everything in the production truck.
For those who missed it … Aries got up after being pinned, seemingly gave the bird to Don Callis and angrily walked to the back after losing the Impact Championship to John Morrison.
Petey says Austin never expressed unhappiness during the day of the event over being booked to lose and when asked about the ex-champ’s demeanor he described it as “fine … it’s Austin Aries.”
In regards to the finish of the match, Williams added: “Austin Aries’ contract is done. That’s all I’ll say. That match was his last match under contract with Impact.” Petey also claims Aries confirmed his contract status during a backstage conversation after the event where the wrestler explained he wouldn’t be at the next set of TV tapings.
For what it’s worth, Pro Wrestling Sheet spoke with multiple sources in the company following the incident who claim the no-sell moment was legit … not scripted.
Aries returned to Impact in early 2018 following his exit from WWE.
Listen to the FULL EPISODE HERE.
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