WWE has announced on their official website that they have come to terms on the release of Austin Aries. The statement reads as follows:
"WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Austin Aries. WWE wishes Aries the best in all of his future endeavors."
Recently during an interview on Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Larry Dallas, Aries noted that he would be taking some time off:
"I've got some stuff going on, but just to be fair you could probably say that for a lot of the locker room. It's kind of part of what we do, I don't think anyone is ever 100%," Aries said. "So I got a couple things going on and obviously at this point it might be a good time to take a little break which really could consist of two days to just adjust some of those things, try and get my mind and my body right and then come back and figure out what's gonna be next and what the direction's gonna be."