Enzo & Cass speak to Fox News.
In 2017, it looked like Enzo Amore and Big Cass were set to be top WWE stars for years to come. The duo was one of the most popular tag teams in the company thanks to their charisma and gift of gab. The realest guys in the room split in 2017 with Cass turning on Enzo, though their feud was short-lived as Cass suffered a knee injury.
Speaking to Fox News, Cass and Enzo revealed that their on-screen split led to the friends falling out behind the scenes.
“We had a falling out. I didn’t care if he was dead,” said Cass, who is now going by CaZXL.
Enzo would go on to find success in the WWE cruiserweight division, holding the Cruiserweight Title on two separate occasions. During his second reign as champion, Enzo was investigated for an alleged sexual assault, leading to his release from the company on January 23, 2018.
“The news that I got let go by the WWE came as a real hit to me as a human. I felt like I put a good effort forth for six years to prove to a company that had the trust in me to hand me a microphone every night. That's the lifeblood of our company,” said Enzo, who is now going by nZo. “In that moment I was angry. I was as angry as I'd ever been. But that subsided and in time I think that the thing that got me the most was the disappointment of the people that I potentially let down.”
The investigation was dropped in May due to insufficient evidence.
Cass would return to the company on April 17, 2018 and enter into a feud with Daniel Bryan. However, backstage issues led to Cass being released on June 19.
“[The firing] didn’t come as a shock to me. I was pretty out of control for a few months,” Cass stated. "The night after 'Money in the Bank,' I had main-evented the house show with Daniel Bryan. When I came back from the match, I was told, 'You have a meeting with Vince [McMahon] tomorrow at noon at the building,' and I knew it right then and there what was going to go down. We chatted for about an hour. It was a really good talk. And that was the end of my tenure with WWE. Before I left the room Vince looked me in the eye and he said, 'You walk out of this building with your head held high. You did nothing wrong.' So it's exactly what I did. It was unfortunate but I was just not in a good place and I had changed as a human being.”
Cass has admitted that he fell on hard times following his WWE release, hitting rock bottom in December when he suffered a seizure at a House of Hardcore event. The seizure led to Cass getting help for himself and turning his life back around. Enzo and Cass would patch up their friendship and reunite on the Independent scene, shooting an angle at ROH-NJPW G1 Supercard that has yet to be followed up.