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How you doin, cruiserweights? Enzo Amore debuts on 205 Live

With his feud with former tag partner Big Cass technically unresolved due to the seven footer’s knee injury suffered during their Street Fight on Raw last night (Aug. 21) - not to mention rumors of nuclear backstage heat which have been swirling around him for months - the question of “what’s next for Enzo Amore?” has been a hot one.

Well, wonder no more.

Moments after retaining his Cruiserweight title in another good match with Akira Tozawa on tonight’s 205 Live, Neville was cutting a show-closing promo as Amore’s music hit.

The Smacktalker Skywalker talked his way down to the ring, as he usually does, and got a loud reaction from the Brooklyn crowd. Once he was face-to-face with the King of the Cruiserweights, Zo announced, “205 Live just became the realest show in the room,” and dropped the mic.

To which Neville laughed and walked away.

Amore would go on to call him S-A-W-F-T, but the King didn’t seem bothered.

It should be very interesting to see how this goes for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Zo’s reputation as somebody “everybody” hates. As a cruiser, he’ll still travel with the same Raw roster most nights, so if anything, this exposes him to more of the locker room, since he’ll also be around the SmackDown guys and gals on Tuesday.

And that’s not the only question of fit. The fast-talking New Jersey native brings a big dose of charisma to 205 Live - a show that’s still struggling to find its audience as it approaches its one year anniversary. But he’s not exactly known as a gifted in-ring worker, and workrate is something the cruisers are synonymous with for a lot of fans.

Can Amore and the rest of his new division turn this partnership into a success?

We’re about to find out.

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