The WWE has released wrestler Enzo Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, amid accusations of sexual abuse in recent weeks.
Enzo Amore was once a talented up and coming WWE wrestler in NXT who made a big splash when he debuted on the main roster. But as quickly as Enzo’s popularity soared, his WWE career came and went.
The WWE announced on Tuesday the organization had come to terms on the release of Amore. The WWE’s official statement was a single sentence.
Enzo Amore was the subject of a rape investigation by police in Arizona stemming from an incident in a hotel room and was subsequently suspended by the WWE when the company found out. There are reports that part of the WWE’s issue, a small part, was Amore not cluing the company in.
The woman made the allegations public anonymously on Twitter, writing: “OKAY..it’s been long enough & I have been so so scared to share this. I was raped in mid October by the WWE Enzo Amore (also known as Eric Arden) & Tyler Grosso & TOOPOOR let it happen as accomplices. I was in a mental hospital for 45 days after it. They ARE NOT good people.”
The Phoenix Police Department confirmed their investigation into the allegations:
“On Monday, October 23, 2017, at around 2:30pm, Phoenix Police responded to a local hospital for a call of a sexual assault that had reportedly occurred on October 19, 2017 at 401 West Clarendon Avenue. This case is under investigation.”
Aside from this incident, Enzo Amore’s run on the main roster has been marred in controversy. Enzo Amore’s antics cause dissension in the WWE locker room and office. During a European Tour, Amore was reportedly kicked off a bus and forced to change outside the locker room away from other WWE Superstars. Amore also reportedly brought “questionable guests” into the locker room who broke etiquette by taking pictures and filming.