Former ROH and TNA Champion Austin Aries was backstage at an NXT TV taping in Florida several months ago but did not sign a WWE contract or appear at the taping. Since then Aries has not been at any of the NXT live events or tapings.
PW Insider reports that Aries is scheduled to be in Pittsburgh this week, and the belief is that he will be undergoing WWE’s medical screening process while in the city. We were told that Aries may have seen the doctor but it’s not this week. The testing snd screening may already be done.
Aries has not signed a WWE contract, but it’s believed that he is in talks with WWE about joining the company. I’m told that the plans for him are to be used on the NXT roster so he can work with younger talent.