The WWE announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have released Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt).
The release comes one day after allegations were made public by an unidentified woman. There is a report by Sean Ross Sapp at Fightful.com speaking to the woman about the allegations. She stated that the alleged incident took place in Arizona last October where she was drugged by other people at a party and then raped by Arndt. She stated on Twitter that she went to the emergency room two days later (in the interview with Fightful, she clarified this was to have a rape kit completed) and a police report was filed at the time. She added that she went to a mental hospital after this incident for a 45-day treatment but left after 26-days, against the advice of those at the treatment facility as she stated it was a “terrible facility”.
The Phoenix Police Department has confirmed that a police report was filed back in October and there is an ongoing investigation. No charges have been filed yet against Eric Arndt and he has yet to issue any statement on the investigation or his release.
Arndt did not have a professional wrestling background when he was signed in 2012 after he was seen in a video by Paul Levesque. He debuted on NXT television in 2013 and was paired with Big Cass and later, Carmella, during their NXT run. Both Enzo and Cass were called up to the main roster in 2016 on the night after WrestleMania 32.
At the time of his release, he was the Cruiserweight champion and the focal point of the 205 Live brand.