Ex-WWE star Enzo Amore discusses Hollywood-style comeback
Ex-WWE star Enzo Amore, who was fired by the company in January following a rape accusation that didn’t result in a criminal charge, is trying to make a Hollywood-style comeback.
The New Jersey native told street journalist Adam Glyn in Times Square on Memorial Day about the projects he’s been working on and how his fans flooded his lawyer’s inbox with information on his accuser.
“I’ve been working with a lot of people out in Hollywood on writing scripts, screenplays, directing, producing and making music, man,” said Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt. “On the low, I’ve been in Kanye’s studio No Name out in LA. And I’m about to drop a ton of content on the world.”
Amore, who also goes by “Real1,” released a single titled “Phoenix” on Monday, which calls out the woman who accused him of rape, calling her a “b—h” and saying he “ain’t Bill Cosby.”
A woman alleged on Twitter that Amore, while with two friends, repeatedly raped her in a Phonix hotel room on Oct. 19, resulting in a stay at a mental facility.
Former WWE star Enzo Amore discusses everything that’s happened to him since January. (Adam Glyn YouTube)
The Phoenix Police Department opened an investigation, which Amore said he cooperated with, but cops reportedly found insufficient evidence to warrant a criminal charge. His laywer, Tom Cargill, said in a statement: “Mr. Arndt is working diligently toward his next venture in the entertainment industry and looks forward to reconnecting with his fans in a big way in the very near future.”
“[My fans] did all the research for me, they stalked this accuser’s life, every single misstep she took was sent to the police,” Amore said. “And we didn’t even need to do it. I don’t know why I ever hired a lawyer in the first place. My fans were lawyers, and I owe them the world. I owe them every bit of the opportunity I’ve been given, everything I’ve been able to capitalize on. This is a dream come true.”
The 31-year-old, who made his WWE debut in 2012, played coy when directly asked if he was going to revive his wresting career.
“I think that my fans, you know, they’re supporting me and always did. I owe them every bit of degree of gratitude,” he said. “If it wasn’t for them, the Enzo Army so to say, I would’ve never existed in that business. Five-foot-10, [190 lbs] with a mouth like mine, you’re never supposed to make it and everyone is trying to make sure you don’t. But with the fans, the support of them, they couldn’t take me off the screen.”