Arndt explained in detail what happened when he met with Vince McMahon after the accusations broke.
“I go see Vince he’s the first person I go see, are you kidding me? Give me a break. So I go see Vince and he says, ‘we can’t send you out there tonight, we can’t put you on the show. This tweet, this is really bad.’ I didn’t say anything. I just stood there and I let Vince talk for a minute and I said, the first thing I said was, ‘you know and I know that I didn’t do this and I deserve better than this because I’m a good person’ and I walked out.
“You know I walked into Vince’s office, told him I was a good person and didn’t deserve this, I walked (into) the hallway. As I’m walking down the hallway at the Barclays Center he told me you know, ‘go home.’ I said to him I guess I’m on my way to DC, SmackDown is in DC. I’m like, ‘alright you sending me [to DC]?’ he goes, ‘go home and wait to hear from us and we’ll tell you if you need to come to SmackDown tomorrow.'”
“At that point I had no idea that I was suspended or being fired and the way it was kind of relayed to me it was like, ‘okay I guess I’m going to DC tomorrow, I’m playing by ear, waiting to hear.’ I walk down the hallway and I see Adam Hopkins and I see Adam and I’m like, ‘is there any further information? Have you guys gathered any further information?’ like on a legal tip. He says, blah blah blah and then he informs me that I’ve been suspended and the tweet already went out.
“I was just in the room with Vince. He told me I was sent home, told me maybe DC tomorrow, I didn’t hear I was suspended. Adam told me and I had just stepped out of Vince’s office. So when I heard that I grabbed Carrano immediately I saw him just by chance by something and I said, ‘I’m never gonna be able to forget this.’ I said ‘look at me right now I’m f*****g out of here and I’m not gonna forget this.’ I walked out with a lot of emotions, I turned my phone on airplane mode and I dipped out of Barclays Center and I know where I am I go from Brooklyn to my sister’s house in Deleware. I escape. I got in the car, I drove to Deleware, my sister’s house immediately from Raw and I recorded myself speaking the entire drive.”
Arndt has never released the footage of him speaking immediately after leaving Raw 25 and he told Austin he didn’t know what he was going to do with it.
He said Carrano called him the following day and told him he was being released.
“Six years…I put every bit of my soul in everything I was doing. To have it all taken away from you, is a reality check. This can all end so abruptly in this manner? I was MAD.”
Since leaving the company, Amore has reinvented himself as a rap artist and will return to wrestling on the indies.
He said he’d blocked every (WWE) number in his phone after he got released so he didn’t even know if the company had contacted him since the case was dropped.
Real1 also said he has sciatica problems so needs time for his body to recover before he can even consider going back.
Arndt, who was Cruiserweight Champion at the time of his release, also spoke about how Vince McMahon had big plans for him, but Triple H wasn’t so keen.
“I had plans to drop my music with WWE...an album or a single or two going towards WrestleMania.
“Vince got me tweeting Conor McGregor…he (wanted) me to be a big star in the company.
“I had a conversation with Hunter that I don’t think any other talent in the business has had. He ripped me a new one. He pulled me into his office and just went off. I will never repeat that conversation. The only person who knew about that conversation was Neville because he’s my best friend and I trust him.