Enzo Amore and Big Cass were a huge draw at their peak with Enzo’s mic skills complementing with Cass’ physique. The pair were split up mid-2017, and Enzo recalled their split during his appearance on the Keeping it 100 with Konnan podcast.
Enzo noted that the tag-team was responsible for the highest merchandise sales at that point and criticized the decision of splitting the duo. He said:
“If you think about it, me and Big Cass at one point were the No. 1 merchandise selling people in the company. In the height of our run we were split up in the No. 1 ratings draw in the company,” revealed Enzo. “If you had kept me and Cass together, or given us the tag titles, or given one of us a push towards the title and the other one pushed towards the title, there was some major super-star potential there, which was a scary thought to those in the higher-ups, or they creatively had a different take.”
He also went on to blame backstage politics which impacted the decision. Enzo also claimed that the success he achieved in NXT made ceratin people jealous. He elaborated:
“When I debuted in an arena on television and everyone in the arena introduced me and Cass, from there on up I never went down. I peaked and went out with a title on my waist. So, from the NXT days I was charismatic and over the top with a character, but was very approachable at a mall, or in a store; I never said no to a picture, and the love for me was different than with some other people.