A match between Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura was abruptly ended Wednesday night after the King of Strong Style lived up to his nickname — however, we’re told Aries wasn’t seriously injured and only required stitches.
It all went down during the NXT live event in Fresno, CA when Nakamura landed a hard superkick on Aries that led to the ref calling off the rest of his tag match.
Medical staff then entered the ring and Samoa Joe, who was ringside, came over to check on Aries.
Sources close to the situation tell us AA’s eye was busted open and he required stitches, but the wrestler wasn’t seriously injured — as evidenced by Aries being able to walk to the back afterward.
UPDATE — Aries posted a photo of the stitches. Warning: It’s brutal.
Check out video of the incident below.
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