Austin Aries will be disciplined for spat with Christy Hemme
May 14, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
from the Bleacher Report:
Hemme incorrectly introduced Aries and tag team partner Bobby Roode as Kazarian and Daniels. Aries immediately reacted. He cornered the former WWE Diva, who corrected herself accordingly. Aries then stood atop the second turnbuckle, allowing her to gaze directly into his unmentionables.
Her nervous laughter made it clear that this was not a work.
Hemme would go on to post her displeasure on Twitter, calling Aries’ actions “unacceptable.” That tweet has since been deleted.
Aries’ cryptic, irreverent, pun-filled response to Hemme’s tweet is one indicator that this issue may have already blown over internally. Said Aries:
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
David Schwarz, Spike TV’s senior VP/communications, says Austin Aries will be disciplined for the incident involving Aries and Christy Hemme on last Thursday’s Impact. Schwarz had the following to say about the situation…
“We have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. We discussed [the incident] with our partner. [Aries is] being disciplined. I’m trying to get more information on what action is being taken. Dixie Carter took this very personally. He will be disciplined. Again, we have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. I’m not sure specifically how [the discipline] will be handled. To what extent, I don’t know. This is certainly something we don’t condone and don’t tolerate. Such behavior is not welcome.
When Schwarz was asked if Aries’ punishment would become public, he added the following…
“I think that a statement of some sort will be coming. That’s being worked out. But immediate action will be taken.”