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Backstage news on WWE firing Enzo Amore

Enzo Amore

The way WWE first suspended Enzo Amore and then released him from his contract shortly afterward made many fans wonder if the company knew something which fans didn’t, leadingĀ  themĀ to make this decision so quickly.

However, if the reports from Pwinsider are to be believed this wasn’t the case and the rape allegations worked as ‘the last straw’ for Enzo leading to his firing.

According to the site, the company officials were unaware of the rape accusations on Amore until Monday when members of the media reached them out for a comment after the story went viral on Twitter.

Officials then spoke to the then-Cruiserweight Champion for clarification and he denied that the accusations were true but he did admit being aware of the investigation Phoenix Police launched back in October after meeting the accuser at a local hospital.

WWE then suspended him and sent him away from the Barclays Center over the fact that he knew about the investigations but failed to inform them.

The Officials were said to be furious with the 205 Live Star for putting them in a bad position where they were forced to respond to media inquiries over rape allegations by a current Champion during what was expected to be one of the biggest TV Days for the company.

This incident turned out to be the ‘last straw’ for Enzo after various incidents he had been a part of over the last year or so. Though the site notes that he wasn’t fired because officials believed he was guilty and instead they let him go because he didn’t inform them about this beforehand and put them in a tough situation.

  • CC

    It’s kind of interesting that PW Insider is saying it was the last straw, yet Meltzer is now saying they refused to let him out of his contract a little while ago.
    I am not sure he ever asked out of his contract, but I fully believe that if he had, WWE would refuse.
    I do not though think this was the last straw by any means, it was just that it is such a serious offence and he did not make them aware of it, simple as that.

  • joe public

    Maybe Vince was just tired of dealing with the guy.

  • StocktonJoe

    I think WWE was looking for a reason (excuse?) to sever ties with Enzo. (based on numerous reports of backstage heat on Enzo, coupled with his being over with the fans). Then this was dropped in their lap. The stars aligned, and he was gone.

  • CC

    People will always jump to conclusions in life. Whether it be Enzo haters jumping to the conclusion that he is guilty or Enzo fans jumping to the conclusion that WWE is jumping to conclusions (yeah that one is ironic, I know).

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    I figured it was the last straw. Yet people are just going to assume that it’s “guilty until proven innocent” because they don’t know the facts.

  • CC

    What I had been reading is that when the news story broke, that is when they suspended him.
    It was only when they found out he had not made them aware of it, is when they let him go.

    I think most jobs expect you to make them aware of potential investigations like this.