Austin Aries was fined over his incident with Christy Hemme on last week’s iMPACT! Wrestling. To recap, Aries was coming out to the ring for his tag team match and Hemme screwed up the ring intro. Aries then backed Hemme into a corner and climbed the second rope, putting his crotch in Hemme’s face. When asked about it on Twitter, Hemme called the incident “unacceptable” while Aries made a joke about it on the social media site.
Since then, both Spike TV and Dixie Carter condemned the incident and said it would be dealt with. Now, TMZ reports that Aries privately apologized to Hemme and acknowledged that it was over the line. TNA has fined Aries, though it is unclear how much.
Hemme has spoken with TNA and said she was “satisfied” with Aries’ apology.
Here is the full report from TMZ.com:
TNA wrestler Austin Aries was hit with a “severe fine” by the organization this week after he went off the script during a recent live event and shoved his man bits into a female announcer’s face, TMZ has learned.
The unscripted crotch-thrusting went down earlier this month on “Impact Wresting” … when Aries became upset at announcer Christy Hemme for calling him the wrong name during his ring intro.
Hemme was clearly upset during the junk attack … and afterward, she even tweeted about the incident … calling it “unacceptable.”
But sources tell us … Aries — real name Daniel Solwold, Jr. — reached out to Hemme and privately apologized, acknowledging he crossed the line.
TNA also came down hard on Aries and slapped the wrestler with a fine — it’s unclear how much cash Aries will have to fork over.
As for Hemme, we’re told she has spoken with TNA officials and told them she was “satisfied” with Aries’ apology.
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