Former WWE Superstar, Enzo Amore, Crashes Survivor Series and Fails at New Album Promotion
How you doing, Enzo?
Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was a blast for fans to attend. It was a stacked show with superstars from Raw and Smackdown competing against each other for brand domination, and even though there was some controversy behind the booking (having Raw dominate Smackdown winning 6-0), it doesn’t even come close to the drama outside the ring.
Former WWE Cruiserweight, Champion Enzo Amore, was spotted sitting at the ringside. Wearing a terrible disguise, he was noticed almost immediately by observant fans.
Here’s some history (for those who don’t already know), Enzo Amore was an extremely popular wrestler in WWE’s developmental promotion, NXT. From there, he and his partner, Big Cass, were brought up to the main roster. It was probably too soon as Enzo was fantastic on the mic, but was an untalented wrestler, who suffered injury after injury.
To make matters worse, Enzo had attitude problems. He alienated his fellow wrestlers, including his partner Big Cass, and was kicked off a WWE tour bus by WWE Superstar Roman Reigns for bragging about how much money he makes. Furthermore, (as this is not a surprise), a few days ago Enzo was kicked off a Delta flight for refusing to stop vaping. In January, Enzo was terminated by WWE after being accused of sexual misconduct in Phoenix, Arizona.
Since then, Enzo has gone on to become rapper “Real1,” and released a song called “Phoenix” where he is bashing wrestling and his accuser.
However, back to Survivor Series. It was honestly a shock to see Enzo sitting in the audience. Fans were unsure what was going to happen…Was this planned? Was Enzo making a surprise return to the ring? No, he was not. Instead, he hijacked the opening of the Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Authors of Pain match. Enzo stood up on his chair and recited his old entrance promo to an audience with mixed reactions. Cameras quickly cut away, security subdued Amore (real name Eric Arndt), and escorted him from the building.
Why did Enzo do this? What was he hoping to gain? Well, not surprisingly, it was to promote his new album titled Rosemary’s Baby Pt. 1: Happy Birthday.
Amore has rebranded himself again under the pseudonym nZo. The album even includes a song bashing his former girlfriend and current WWE Superstar, Liv Morgan. The song “Liv a 30 for 30” sucks, and so does the rest of the album.
Ugh. Does Eric Arndt seem desperate for attention, or what? He even made and brought his own belt to Survivor Series. How sad. By releasing “Phoenix” last year, Arndt buried himself. He lost the crowd that he once had in WWE fans, and has only dug himself deeper ever since. Fans bashed Enzo’s appearance at Survivor Series with some in the crowd chanting “We Want Enzo” to be rebutted by an even larger audience “No We Don’t.”
This is the problem with how music is promoted. Instead of being about talent and song composition, it’s all about how much controversy you can arouse. Unfortunately, Amore is a hack and can’t defend himself with musical lyricism. He’s not Kayne West, even though he’s desperately trying to be.