Badda bing badda boom the realist guy in the room; Enzo Amore released from WWE, following an alleged sexual assault and raping a woman last October in a hotel room. News came in earlier today after the female in question publicly announced via her Twitter account that she claimed WWE superstar Enzo Amore raped her back in October.
Last night, WWE announced the current WWE Cruiserweight Champion had been suspended. However Tuesday afternoon WWE officials announced he has been released by the company. Amore is being investigated by Arizona police for the alleged incident. The Phoenix Police Department has confirmed that a report concerning Mr Arndt and the incident is currently under invesitgation.
WWE has a strict policy regarding sexual harassment and has exercised a release in Amore’s contract. A statement has been released by WWE;
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).”
As a result of the situation, the planned match between Cedric Alexander and Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight championship has been pulled from this Sunday’s Royal Rumbe event. It is expected that tonight’s episode of 205 Live will provide some answers to the status of the Cruiserweight Championship.
The situation is very difficult, WWE need to be proactive about any allegation of sexual harassment or any discrimination. It is interesting to note and question why now? The incident happened back in October; the police reportedly received the allegations then. So now why, since the female went public did WWE have to react. Surely, WWE would have been informed by Enzo he was under investigation. This is allegation, for now so a suspension until the truth was discovered would have been a fairer way. Similar to how Jerry Lawler was handled earlier this year.
From a WWE perspective, Enzo Amore is the Cruisierweight champion. Releasing a champion is no easy decision. Considering the state of the division since its introduction this can only harm or help revive the division.