Austin Aries suffered one hell of a nasty eye injury at last night’s NXT live event in Fresno, California.
Aries was on the receiving end of a kick to the face from NXT champion Shinsuke Nakamura and immediately went down on the ground holding his face. After Nakamura delivered a back suplex, the referee went to check on a motionless Aries and then stopped Nakamura from hitting his Kinshasa finisher, put up the X hand sign and stopped the match.
The former TNA champion posted a photo on his Twitter showing his gruesome injury, his left eye swollen, purple, and completely shut with a cut beneath it. “A smile and a wink for y’all,” he wrote.
You can see a video of the injury and the photo Aries posted below.
A smile and a wink for y'all. pic.twitter.com/RBCdTqJARt
— Daniel Austin Healy (@AustinAries) October 27, 2016