Video Of The Austin Aries/Christy Hemme Incident On Impact - Work Or Shoot?

We've been following the back and forth between Christy Hemme and Austin Aries on Twitter over an incident at last week's Impact Wrestling taping in Tupelo, Mississippi. When Hemme inadvertently introduced Bad Influence rather than Aries and Bobby Roode, Aries got in the ring and backed Hemme into the corner and told her to re-introduce them.

Aries climbed to the middle rope with her in the corner, essentially forcing his privates directly into her face. The incident aired on live television on Spike TV.

Hemme was asked by a follower on Twitter if Aries "put his nuts" in her face in which show responded, "Yes. Unacceptable." Aries later Tweeted, "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."

We ran a poll, asking readers to vote whether the back and forth on Twitter was a work or shoot. Let's take another look at the spot at this link or embedded below:

Now, continue to vote...

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  • First time I’m actually seeing this. Looks to me like Aries was just ignoring her while climbing the corner. The whole Twitter thing, I think just became a worked shoot.

  • JohnnyC

    I thinks it’s kinda funny. From the way hemme acted in the video and later on Twitter, she though it was funny to or at worst was indifferent.

  • Keith

    Totally disgusting. Personally I hope Aries has some penalty rather it be fine or suspension for this. In any other context that would be sexual harassment.

  • lll

    Disgusting. But it’s still a work. TNA wouldn’t let Aries get away with that on television without punishment.

  • Lewis

    I reckon is was a shoot, but everything after then has been a work