Come on. Don't pretend like you don't know what this is about. You've seen the video.
Okay, if you haven't, behold. A clip of former WWE Superstar Simon Gotch going off on Enzo Amore in a shoot interview was posted last June and viewed over one million times. In the clip, the experienced Gotch goes off on Enzo for confusing Kalisto for Manny Fernandez, breaking his ankle, and tons of other things. After months, Enzo has spoken out.
In a new interview with Title Match Wrestling Network, Amore addressed Gotch, who also performs under the name Simon Grimm, in a clip that is sure to manipulate and compromise your "recommended videos" section on Youtube as its predecessor has for months.
“Let’s get one thing out of the way here. No, it’s not an elephant in the room in my world. I won’t even say his name, until I get to the punchline.” Enzo said of Simon Gotch. “So, let me tell you about a particular guy and his partner Aiden English who…. By the way, I had my tryout with Aiden English and we got signed at the same time -- so I love Aiden. We worked so many matches with those guys, and there’s a guy that you just mentioned who’s wrestled for ten years, twelve years and wants this thing so bad, and I’m sorry kid -- It’s not gonna be that easy when you got Enzo and Cass around, bro. So, one day we do promo class. You get up there and cut a promo but at this point in the stature of NXT, we got a television brand that’s now starting to pick up steam. Michael Cole and Dusty Rhodes and other people who sit in the hierarchy of production and commentating and our producers, are sitting at a table every Wednesday before we do tapings on Thursday in NXT, and what you say at that taping could get you booked on TV tomorrow. For some people, could get you a debut, or could get you looked at, so those opportunities were huge for people.” He explained. "Simon Gotch, hears his name. Aiden English, pops up. Me and Cass have yet to do our promo. The bigwigs are hanging out that night. We got TV tapings the next day. I look at this guy, and he’s in his ring gear, and he’s standing in the back of the room and I go, ‘Oh hell no Cass. We gotta change our promo bro. We can’t let that happen.’ Cass goes, ‘Well what do you wanna say?’ I’m like, ‘Bury him” Enzo smirked. “So I go up there, me and Big Cass start buzzing about Aiden English and Simon Gotch, and I say, ‘You guys wanna know something about Simon Gotch? [I’ll] tell ya something about Simon Gotch. Simon Gotch, has got a pair of titties like a 65-year old woman. How ya doin?’ At this point in the room, huge pop. They all turn around, Simon Gotch has his Andre The Giant singlet on, and his little b*tch titties hanging over top of it and he makes the mistake of picking it up and putting it over. Double pop. So, Simon Gotch’s titties like a 65-year old woman [and puts it back into his singlet]. Forget it, kid died in his mind right there and I got the biggest pop of the night in promo class.” Enzo revealed. “End it right there for me. Clearly, going down the line now, we see, that the reminiscence of those words have hung heavy in the titty of Simon Gotch. He’s wearing it right here in his f*cking heart and I see the b*tch in his heart whenever he opens his mouth and mentions my name because that’s the only time anybody gives a f*ck about what he’s saying.”
If Enzo is to be believed, that's where the bad blood started. It didn't seem to subside, especially over recent years. The two made headlines for all the wrong reasons at WWE Payback 2016. During a match between the two teams, Enzo Amore sustained a concussion and the match was ended at just under four minutes due to the spot. Amore claims that the incident happened on purpose because Gotch never got over things
“I gave him the luxury of saying his fricking name for the first-time ever in an interview, and now end it there because I have no ill-will towards a guy, unless he ever comes out, and says that he knocked me out on purpose because let’s just f*cking be clear, that guy hates me, and I don’t have hate.” said Enzo, who once punched an unnamed WWE Superstar in the side of the head backstage. “I don’t have a bone of hate in my body. I don’t have thuggish, ruggish, b*tch bone in my body either. So, if I ever found out that he pushed me harder on purpose and that’s what caused the injury -- I ran that spot a hundred times with Aiden English and he’ll tell you about it, and I would just do a 619 out of the ring and it’d never land the same and it’d look terrible. So if I baseball slide out the bottom of the ropes, I catch my elbow underneath the rope, and then right when I start to rotate, I let go and then I just spill to the floor and you could hear a pin drop. It looks disgusting. I’ve done it a hundred times on live events with Aiden English. Never one time in my life [I] did it with Simon Gotch. The first time I ever did it with him, I ended up in a hospital, and if I ever found out that Simon Gotch did that sh*t on purpose -- if he came out and said that, how ya doin…” Enzo concluded.
You can see the full interview over at Title Match Wrestling Network, which also has hundreds of interviews and events available
Credit to Andrew Thompson for the transcript.