TMZ is reporting that Austin Aries was hit with a "severe" fine for the Christy Hemme incident last week on Impact Wrestling. According to their report, Aries reached out to Hemme and privately apologized.
The incident occurred after Christy Hemme inadvertently introduced Bad Influence rather than Aries and Bobby Roode on last week's episode of Impact Wrestling. Aries got in the ring and backed Hemme into the corner and told her to re-introduce them. He then climbed to the middle rope with her in the corner, where his crotch was directly in her face. The incident aired live on Spike TV.
You can watch footage at this link or embedded in the video below:
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Hemme later Tweeted that Aries' actions were unacceptable. Below is her Tweet:
— Christy (@hemmepowered) May 10, 2013
Her response didn't sit well with the former TNA Champion, who pseudo-responded by Tweeting:
Pretty nuts, some of the junk people get the balls to say over the net, knowing they couldn't to your face...Eh, anyway, time to sack out.
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) May 12, 2013