Real1 – formerly known in WWE as Enzo Amore – made a controversial comparison between his own mic skills and those of MJF.
Real1 was suspended and ultimately released from WWE in January 2018 as a result of serious allegations that were made against him.
He later appeared at that year’s Survivor Series and caused a disruption.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Real1 was asked how MJF’s oratory skills compare to his own:
“Don’t ever compare apples to oranges. You can’t compare a career heel to a career babyface. It’s not even a question. We don’t have to ask those questions because if that’s the truth of the matter, my phone is on.
“People know where to call me. People know where to find me. If you want to give the people that s**t tomorrow, you’d be wasting a lot of time, money, and investment because that’s a build that deserves to be built. I’m not taking anything away from other people who do great work on the microphone, I want to see other people eat.
“Generational talent? I had ten years in this business. My first generation, my decade is done. What I did is undeniable. You can’t ever discredit it. I’m called a babyface because I got over.
“I don’t have to s**t on the people and bury the people. I can make people love me. I can make people listen, cheer, chant. You can’t do that.
“Until you make people chant your catchphrases, love you, and book you as babyface, it’s easy to be a heel. It’s easy to s**t on these people. It’s real easy. It’s called RC Cola, cheap f**king pop.
“When I said, ‘you’re sitting in your mother’s basement j**king off.’ ‘F**k you.’ I didn’t curse for seven years. I didn’t curse or say a bad word.
“I created a word. SAWFT, Sawft. They made millions of Snickers bars sponsoring the history of WrestleMania. One and only corporate sponsor, Snickers. SAWFT, they made millions of Snickers bars in one campaign leading to the Hardys return match at WrestleMania. It was built for Enzo and Cass to win those titles.
“The Hardys came back to the greatest anticipation, the biggest pop in the history of wrestling maybe. I was there, I was in that match, because the match was built on Enzo and Cass and nobody knew they were coming. To get your own match on the card at WrestleMania for the tag titles in a ladder match. Get the f**k out of here. Don’t compare apples to oranges.”
Asked how he believed the two would fare in a one-on-one promo battle, Real1 said:
“It wouldn’t even be a question. I hope he made Burberry a lot money, but he ain’t seeing any of that money. I sold t-shirts that said Certified G on them and I made a million dollars before I was 30 years old in this business.
“I didn’t need contract disputes because I did that shit on a rookie contract with merchandise sales. Don’t ever compare apples to oranges. Don’t ever disrespect me. Five minutes? Brutalize him.
“You give me five minutes on a live microphone, I’m trending number one in the world. When is the time you drew a two? When CM Punk got there is when they drew a two? If I show up on that screen, you’re getting the number one trend in the world, guaranteed, with or without MJF on the screen.
“I didn’t have to be there when Cass showed up, and he trended, and I trended number five on my f**king couch. It wasn’t Wardlow trending, it wasn’t Cass, it was Enzo trending. People are petrified of what I would do if you give me a microphone on live TV.
“When I was in the Performance Center, a place where that kid never went and he should f**king go and learn how to work. When I was in the Performance Center….I’ve never watched any of his matches. I don’t care where you’ve been in the world. Until you’ve been to Harvard, you didn’t learn s**t. Seven years in the WWE cannot be compared to anywhere else in the world.”
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Transcription courtesy of Fightful.
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