Austin Aries won his first Ring of Honor World title at Final Battle 2004 in Philadelphia.
Starr lost to Alex Shelley in the finals of the Paparazzi Championship Series at TNA Final Resolution 2007.
In fall of 2006 Starr replaced Johnny Devine as a member of Paparazzi Productions with Kevin Nash and Alex Shelley.
He doesn't speak to his father much since his parents split when he was sixteen.
Growing up, his mother was a stay at home mom who also did some babysitting and daycare and his father worked for Oven Systems Incorporated.
He is the oldest of four children and has two sisters and a brother.
His piercings include his ears, lip, and labret.
His hobbies include cooking, lifting weights, and playing the guitar.
The tattoo on his left arm is the Chinese symbol for Aries.
His ring name "Austin Aries" is a combination of the first name of one of his favorite wrestlers when he was growing up Austin Idol and his astrology sign Aries.
He is a devoted vegetarian.
He signed with Total Non-stop Action Wrestling in September of 2005.
He is left handed.
Austin Aries: (on winning the ROH World Championship) It was a big sense of accomplishment. A lot of things ran through my head at that time. I thought of my grandmother, who has passed away, and how she was looking down on me proudly. I thought about the people who have gotten me to this point, and the last eight months. Eight months ago nobody on the East Coast had really heard of me, and here I am holding the ball in the top independent promotion in the U.S. I also thought about Joe, how hard he worked with the belt and what he had put forth. I was thankful for that moment of passing the torch to me. It is somewhat like Benoit and Guerrero's title wins, I thought about people who say 'You can't do it, you're not big enough.' Their wins were on a grander scale but at the time I felt like them. The emotion took over.
Austin Aries: (on winning the ROH World Championship) Obviously it feels great to be "the man". Joe had an incredible run as ROH World Champion, really raising the prestige and bringing the ROH Title to the forefront. Nobody will be able to duplicate what he did. I'm just going to go out and be myself and defend this belt against all comers. As long as I keep myself in top condition and fight off injuries I have all the confidence that I will have just as successful of a run with this belt as my predecessor did.
Austin Aires: (on singing) I've always enjoyed singing, and started in choir, oh, probably in the first-grade. And I just stuck with it because, well, it was fun, certainly a lot better than other things I could have been doing. When you get to high school, people often make fun of (males) because they're in choir, but my come-back would always be, 'You're in woodshop with 35 guys and no girls; I'm in choir with 10 guys and 60 girls. So who's the smart one?'
Austin Aries: (on A.J. Styles) I know, deep-down inside, A.J. wishes he could wear the boa like I do.