Enzo Amore & Big Cass were a hot act in WWE back in the day. The duo had entertained the WWE Universe from their very first day, be it in NXT or the main roster.
WWE had pushed Amore and Cass as promising future main eventers but things didn’t go according to plan. Both men soon parted ways upon their arrival on the main roster and feuded for a while before going in separate directions.
Northeast Wrestling’s “Prison Break” show features the in-ring return of Eric Arndt (Enzo). During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Amore looked back on his “perfect” WWE career.
“I loved my WWE career and it’s perfect the way it was, so I won’t give it a sequel. The character of Enzo Amore, the one who people loved and loved to hate, was put in a casket after the ‘Phoenix’ music video. The guy getting back into the ring at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center this Friday is me. I played a character on a television show that elicited a greater reaction than the guys hitting high spots, but now I’m going to show people what I can do in the ring.”
While Enzo was stripped off the Cruiserweight Championship and fired from the company on grounds of sexual assault allegations, Cass was released due to backstage heat and behavioral issues.
While speaking to FOXNews, The Big Bambino talked about his final meeting with Vince McMahon, a night after the Money In The Bank pay-per-view last year.
“[The firing] didn’t come as a shock to me. I was pretty out of control for a few months. The night after Money in the Bank, I had main-evented the house show with Daniel Bryan. When I came back from the match, I was told, ‘You have a meeting with Vince [McMahon] tomorrow at noon at the building,’ and I knew it right then and there what was going to go down.”
We chatted for about an hour. It was a really good talk. And that was the end of my tenure with WWE. Before I left the room Vince looked me in the eye and he said, ‘You walk out of this building with your head held high. You did nothing wrong.’ So it’s exactly what I did. It was unfortunate but I was just not in a good place and I had changed as a human being.