WWE Has Released Enzo Amore Following Rape Accusations
Less than 24 hours after their huge Raw 25 show, WWE has released Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore. Enzo, real name Eric Arndt, had been accused of rape by a woman from October. WWE originally suspended him yesterday, but now has full out released him. Here’s the story from Wrestling Inc.
Enzo Amore Released By WWE
Enzo Amore released – WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).
The release comes after Enzo was accused of rape earlier this week. WWE suspended him on Monday, noting that they have zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault. Things must have changed between that announcement and today as he has been released.
As noted, a woman filed a police report with Phoenix Police, alleging that Enzo raped her on October 19th, 2017 at 401 West Clarendon Avenue, which is The Clarendon Hotel & Spa. You can read our report on the accuser at this link.
First of all, this is a disturbing story on every front. It’s also unfortunately not that surprising. If you’re an avid wrestling fan and have followed Enzo lately, you’ve noticed a huge character shift. Some of that could be just for TV cameras but some of it was clearly fame getting to his head. In an ideal world a man could live his life without pressuring women via sexual assault or rape, but apparently that’s too much to ask of a lot of guys. I’m glad WWE stepped this up from suspension to a release, because you can’t just ‘say’ you have zero tolerance. You have to prove it. There are too many bad guys in this world to keep letting them get away with this shit.
In much less important news, Enzo was the Cruiserweight champion. He was scheduled to defend the title against Cedric Alexander this Sunday at the Rumble. That obviously won’t be happening, so it’ll be interesting to see what plan WWE comes up with. I also think we should look into Neville being able to predict the future. He knew Enzo was a piece of shit from the get go.