Title Match Wrestling Network has released a brand new THREE HOUR shoot interview with former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore.
The pro wrestler-turned-controversial hip hop artist goes into detail on his entire career in WWE, from his unlikely tryout to numerous developmental stories, until finally arriving on the main roster alongside his close friend and tag team partner Big Cass.
Enzo’s supposed backstage “heat” with both talent and management is well-documented, and one of the common threads throughout the interview is former NXT head trainer Bill DeMott, who would allegedly run down Enzo’s performances and claim he was going to be fired on a near-weekly basis.
“I used to get ragged and ripped on, because any shot that I ever got to get out in front of people, to me that was the biggest moment in the world. It didn’t matter if it was 10 people or if it was 10,000. If somebody hit me with their move, I ate it and I tried to make it look like it killed me.”
“I’d go through the curtain and the old-timers like Norman Smiley, Nick Dinsmore, Bill DeMott would be like, ‘What are you doing? Are you trying to kill yourself? You’re never gonna make it! You’re gonna die and have a have a five-year career!’ But I was listening to the people, and when I got killed or made a move look crazy — I never took the same bump twice, and nine times out of ten it was on purpose.”
While Enzo frequently clashed with DeMott and others backstage, one person the so-called “Certified G” actually praised was former world champion Bray Wyatt, who he claims was one of the first people to actually embrace him during his early years in developmental.
“I’m sitting backstage and I’ve had four matches. They were all against Big E, and all that happened was he grabbed me and gave me his finisher five times. And every time I took it, I took it a different way. I took wild bumps, landed on my arm, my head, my neck. And [Bray Wyatt] was sitting up there watching me take these finishers a different way every time.”
“He pulls me aside, puts me under his arm, and goes ‘You’re gonna be alright by me, boy.’ This guy was in the business, and he was the first guy in the business, born into it, to be like, ‘Bro, f*** what they’re saying. I see how hard you’re working to learn this s*** in the ring, and you’re willing to kill yourself.’ So me and Bray Wyatt have been best buddies ever since. He was the first guy to really see that.”
Enzo also went into detail about his complicated relationship with Triple H during his time in WWE, which he attributes to the fact that he was the Superstar that probably never should have been there to begin with. At one point he referred to himself as Triple H’s “red-headed stepchild”, and explained how he managed to keep himself employed despite constant threats of being let go from the company.
“I had the most significant relationship [with Hunter]probably in the last ten years. No other wrestler that he’s recruited had as significant of a relationship, and there ain’t much of a relationship. I’m his red-headed stepchild. He never asked for this. I had my job threatened by Triple H personally. No one else on the roster, NXT or WWE, has ever had their ass chewed out by Hunter like I have. And probably rightfully so, at times.”
“The thing with Hunter is, I’m the guy that he found on the back of a moving truck, and he gave me a tryout. You have to understand the way that I debuted. I was never supposed to happen. I think Hunter was going to fire me, or Bill DeMott was going to fire me.”
“I’m the guy setting up the ring and selling the merchandise. Every Friday armory show, I’m selling FCW shirts and I haven’t had a match yet. I’m paying my dues, and selling the most merch they’ve got. What am I doing? I’m building my brand before I even take the ring. I’m shaking hands with everyone in Florida, selling these t-shirts. Now they know the guy from the merch stands, and when I have a match they maybe remember me. All the other wrestlers have to watch it from the back, behind the curtain at the monitor, because that’s the stigma. You gotta be a star right? But me, I’m not even a wrestler yet. I’m not a star, I’m making $600 a week.”
You can check out the full three-hour long shoot interview with Enzo Amore on the Title Match Wrestling Network, which has a two-week free trial for those who have never used the streaming service previously.