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Two New Champions Crowned At NXT TakeOver: War Games, Austin Aries Reveals How Vince McMahon Praised Him On His First Night

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Austin Aries Reveals How Vince McMahon Praised Him On His First Night

During a recent appearance on “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, former WWE Superstar Austin Aries talked about how Vince McMahon praised him on his first night. Below is his discussion with Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho:

Aries: It opened a lot of doors for me and also I just learned a ton. And working with Michael Cole and having Vince like literally after my first night tell me – “God damn it! You’re a natural. Nobody’s ever had a debut like that before.”

Jericho: So Vince told you that after the first time?

Aries: Yeah, well you know because I was nervous, more nervous for that first night on 205 then probably any match I’d had in I don’t know how long because I know like.. God! It’s in your ear. Lterally the man is like….. that’s it.

Jericho: And explain how that happens to people that might not know. So when you’re a commentary Vince has given you a little…..

Aries: You have a earpiece and obviously there’s a lot of things that goes on with commentary and a lot of, we call it traffic that’s going on. But the main one and the only one that really matters is Vince in your ear.

He may have or may have not have heard my name before that or knew anything about me. So this was my first chance to make an impression. I knew how important that opportunity was because if you can talk it opens up a lot of doors.

I got done with the first night and I was nervous and I was kind of beating myself up over I should have said this, I should not have said that. I walked back and he was standing there with this big smile on his face – “God damn it! You’re a natural”. Just probably the greatest compliment you could probably get at that point in your career.

Vince has sat in that seat for how long and heard everybody. So for him to come back and keep that kind of praise on me like I didn’t take that lightly. I’ll always hold on to that moment. And Michael too, I learned a lot from him and he was always supportive.

So to get that kind of feedback for something that I was so new at and to get that kind of support, that’s one thing that I’ll take for me as a huge positive and so thankful for that.

Two New Champions Crowned At NXT TakeOver: War Games

At tonight’s NXT TakeOver: War Games event, Ember Moon captured the vacant NXT Women’s Championship and Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Drew McIntyre to become the new NXT Champion.

Below are the results from this event:

Dark Match: Ruby Riot def. Sonya Deville

Dark Match For The WWE United Kingdom Championship: Pete Dunne (c) def. Johnny Gargano to retain the Title.

Lars Sullivan def. Kassius Ohno

Aleister Black def. Velveteen Dream

Fatal 4-Way Match For The Vacant NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon def. Kairi Sane, Nikki Cross, and Peyton Royce to win the Title.

NXT Championship Match: Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Drew McIntyre (c) to win the Title.

War Games Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) def. The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Roderick Strong and SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe, Eric Young and Killian Dain)

Below is WWE’s War Games structure:

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