Enzo Amore is a fixture in WWE's tag team division, but for a while, it didn't look like that would be the case.
Triple H, as he readies himself for Sunday's WrestleMania, told ESPN that at Enzo Amore's tryout, many urged WWE cut bait with the loud-mouthed star.
"There's been guys that have made it that over the course of a couple of years that were constantly on the cut list. Enzo Amore, when I brought him in, everyone at the tryout was saying, 'Get rid of this kid!' I was like, 'He's got a huge personality. If he can annoy us all this bad here, imagine what he can do on TV.' ... Every time he'd get his review, they'd be like, 'I'd cut him.' Dusty [Rhodes] and I would be like, 'Keep him.' Look at him now. ... Is he ever going to make you money from an in-ring performer standpoint? Probably not. But he's money on the mic," Triple H said.
A year after his WWE main roster debut, Enzo finds himself alongside longtime tag team partner Big Cass in a triple threat ladder match for the Raw Tag Team Championships Sunday. Triple H said personality is hard to come by.
"That's what we're looking for, and it's finding that in a guy or girl that can do what we do. The Rock was the same guy that they were chanting "Die Rocky Die!" until he got a personality, and then all of a sudden, he was The Rock," said HHH.
WrestleMania takes place Sunday, April 2 from Orlando, Florida.