If we forget the whole “hijacking SummerSlam incident”, WWE TV has been Enzo Amore free since January 2018.
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that at one point, he was one of the most popular acts on the main roster alongside his tag partner Big Cass.
Now that neither man is still with the company, Enzo has spoken on the Keeping it Konnan podcast about why the tag team was split up in mid-2017.
“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.
“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.”
Enzo blamed WWE for trying to stifle his potential and his success, and he feels many were jealous at his instant popularity after joining NXT.
“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. So, when I did things, I embraced all of that and I never let, as I make light on a character phrase, I never let a cup of haters dictate my life because I never had to politic.
“The first day I was in WWE with Big Cass I debuted in a television segment that I was meant to lose to Mason Ryan and get him over on the microphone. John Cena was backstage by chance, just by chance, and I went with my phrase ‘Realest Guy in the Room, How You Doin?’ Cena invited me in a dark segment with him because at the time the NXT brand was being birthed; we needed John Cena to keep the fans in attendance until the dark segment of the show to keep Cena out.”
Modest as always.