Enzo Amore Says Convention Offered Him $25,000 For Tama Tonga Match, Which He Turned Down

Enzo Amore has responded to Tama Tonga's offer of a match for charity. Sort of.

On Jan. 16, Tama Tonga was looking to finally settle the social media beef with Enzo Amore, challenging him to a match -- a wrestling match, a boxing match, a shoot fight, any match -- in the name of charity. Enzo seemingly accepted the match, naming the charity of his choice. No further details were provided.

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Josh Barnett stepped up and offered his Bloodsport venue as a place for the two to compete.

In a new video, Enzo cut a promo on Tama and sort of revealed more details in regards to the potential match.

"I don't work for nobody," he claimed. "You and I both know, I got offered $25 grand for this match and I turned it down. Now, you wanna turn around and give the bag to charity? Touche. If you google 'real one,' my face pops up. I'm the realest guy in the room and that aint a work, that's a shoot. Josh Barnett, thank you so much for offering me your platform at Bloodsport, maybe for a more worthy opponent. But we talking about practice. We talking about Tama Tonga. If we're really gonna do this thing for charity, it won't be on anyone's platform. I called the venue directly, that you're going to be at on April 2. They're going to give my brand a ring, a venue, a referee, tickets, and any money that I raise, it's going towards depression and suicide prevention. But make no mistake about it, the biggest charity I'm doing here is for Haku. Doing something nobody else could do for him, and that's make one of his sons famous."

GCW clarified that they were not the ones to offer Enzo $25,000 for the match. Enzo never mentioned which promotion offered him the money. 

Enzo clarified to Wrestling Sheet that it was a wrestling convention who made the $25,000 offer, saying, “The weekend convention offered me an exclusive deal on signings and the match for $25,000.”

WrestleCon denied making an offer to Enzo, though Enzo never specifically said it was WrestleCon who made the offer, just a "weekend convention." 

NJPW is scheduled to hold Lion's Break Project 3 at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL on Apr. 2. Tama is not scheduled to compete at the event. He will be part of the Bullet Club Beach Party on Apr. 4 at Whiskey Joe’s in Tampa.

Tama hasn't directly responded to Enzo's latest video. You can view the full promo in the video above.

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