WWE’s Austin Aries has been out for several months after this errant kick left him sidelined with an eye injury.
How brutal was that injury? Well, here’s what it looked like after the kick. (Warning: not a fun looking picture)
Aries has still been appearing on television despite the injury, including a lot of time on Monday Night RAW as a guest commentator during the cruiserweight segments. Aries’ presence there likely means that he return straight to the nationally television show instead of WWE’s developmental, NXT.
As of now, Aries is slated to face WWE cruiserweight champion Neville at WrestleMania, per Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.