TNA wrestler Austin Aries was reportedly fined by the organization for shoving his crotch in announcer Christy Hemme’s face during a recent event, TMZ reports.
Aries was upset with Hemme for calling him and his tag team partner by the wrong names during introductions. Upon entering the ring, Aries confronted Hemme and ordered her to introduce them again. He then got up on the ropes and shoved his crotch in her face in an unscripted move.
Hemme was pretty upset with the move and called it “unacceptable”:
— Christy (@hemmepowered) May 10, 2013
Two days later, Aries was making light of the incident over Twitter:
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
Despite his jokes, TMZ says Aries apologized to Hemme for crossing the line. She reportedly felt satisfied with his apology.
TNA wrestling president Dixie Carter stated on Tuesday that the organization took the matter very seriously and handled it quickly.
TNA has ZERO tolerance for inappropriate behavior. The incident with Austin Aries was taken very seriously and handled immediately.
— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) May 14, 2013