In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore spoke about recent talks with WWE’s Senior Director of Talent Relations, Mark Carrano.
Amore said the conversation wasn’t about a WWE return, but regarding his friend Big Cass:
“I unblocked Mark Carrano and we spoke recently about Big Cass, but it had nothing to do with me or the biz.
“I just let them know that when you guys fired that man, he wasn’t in a good way and you knew it. Now help him.”
Amore also spoke about how seeing Cass – now known as CazXL – and Jon Moxley being able to be themselves, he felt inspired to get back into the wrestling business:
“The pro wrestling world, I didn’t really see myself getting back into it until Big Cass… the rekindling of a relationship and a friendship and seeing him get back on his feet against Jon Moxley for NEW. Mike Lombardi, thank you. That match meant a lot to Big Cass. He was roommates with Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley, and he never wrestled him. And when I moved into the WWE, they were roommates, so I know them. So to see those two guys wrestle, that was the first time I got involved in a promotion outside of the WWE.
“I went to that show and I saw two guys calling it in the ring, calling s–t on the fly, not discussing it in the back. We were hanging out in the back and we were talking about life. When they got to the ring, they just worked and they didn’t have a producer telling them what to do. They didn’t have anybody in the headset. No pressure. And I thought to myself in that moment, ‘wow, I’ve never done this! I’ve worked for WWE for 6 years and I’ve never worked outside of them.”
Amore will wrestle only his second match since leaving WWE this Saturday at the LA Comedy Store. He said:
“Well, I do have a match lined up and I’m running my own show. I wouldn’t say ‘I’m running it’ because I have people who are doing it with me, at the Comedy Store.
“Yes, I’m stepping back into pro wrestling and I’ve initiated that on my terms from Survivor Series, to Madison Square Garden, to now. That’s the ultimate blessing to do these things without signing any contracts and exclusivity.”
You can watch the full interview here:
Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription