While appearing at Saturday’s House of Hardcore event, Austin Aries cut an in-ring promo and talked about his departure from WWE and his bad attitude. Aeries took blame for his own firing for the way he acts and said he probably deserved to be fired.
“The truth behind why Austin Aries was fired isn’t because creative couldn’t find nothing for me, how do you not find something creative for Austin f–king Aries?” Aries asked. “The truth is, I got let go because I probably deserved to be. They didn’t find anything for me because they didn’t want to find anything for me because I was f–king miserable.”
The promo ended up going well over twelve minutes long and the crowd wasn’t having it. They started chanting “shut the fu** up!” during his promo. Aeries then called them out before saying his firing was his fault although WWE brought out the worst in him.
“I competed at WrestleMania 33, and I’m telling you, leading up to what should have been the biggest moment of my life, I couldn’t find an ounce of joy,” Aries continued. “That’s when I realized, there was something wrong with me. In six months, I lost my job. Relationships with people I cared about were tarnished.”
Fans started up with “boring” chants and Aries challenged them to come into the ring and shut up him. Aries said he’s going to take ownership of his life and keep moving forward. The promo ended with Aries saying that because of House of Hardcore and most of the crowd, he no longer has to be angry and he can “finally by free.” Aries started thanking the crowd before being interrupted by Alex Reynolds.
You can check out the promo embedded in the video below: