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Reports surface on why Enzo Amore was released by WWE

After WWE announced the release of Enzo Amore yesterday (Jan. 23), Sean Ross Sapp of was the first to report the decision was made due to Amore not informing the company of a Phoenix Police Department investigation into a sexual assault of which he’d been accused.

That reporting has since been corroborated by others, including Pro Wrestling Sheet and PWInsider. The latter’s sources went on to claim it was not only because company officials felt blindsided by media requests for comment on Monday, Jan. 22 as they were preparing for the major Raw 25 show, and that the nature of the accusations were damaging to WWE’s brand image. Instead, not making the company aware of the sexual assault allegation and police investigation was “the final straw” for Amore after “too many instances of problems in recent months”.

Specifically mentioned by PWInsider’s sources as previous issues were Enzo being kicked off the talent bus during a European tour and making fun of Big Cass’ knee injury on social media without a directive from Creative to do so.

There’s been no official comment from WWE or Amore (real name Eric Arndt) about his release. In story, it was announced on last night’s 205 Live broadcast Enzo “abdicated the WWE cruiserweight championship”.

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