Don Callis Addresses Possibility of Enzo Amore in Impact Wrestling (AUDIO)

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Enzo Amore is no longer under investigation by police for an alleged sexual assault incident and Impact Wrestling VP Don Callis addressed the possibility of hiring him in light of that.

Callis spoke with the media on Wednesday and was asked if he could see Impact being open to working with Amore now that there are no charges against him due to insufficient evidence.

“Never say never,” Don replied. “You evaluate talent based on need and what you’re looking to do. We have a long term plan for how we engage with talent in terms of who’s gonna be on the roster, what roster spots we need filled, etcetera. It’s not as much of a random thing. So, um, ya know … as with any other talent, I think time will tell.”

As we previously reported, Enzo claims he wasn’t made aware of the investigation until it became public … which would seem to imply that he didn’t leave WWE in the dark like company sources claim.

The full interview can be found below, but it’s currently cued up to the Enzo discussion.

  • Louis

    Worth a shot. They do need someone controversial on the show. When Alberto was still there, his YouTube numbers for Impact were the highest of any other talent. So were the ratings with him as a focus. So, with Enzo, now that everything is cleared, worth taking a risk.

  • Louis

    BTW, great question by you, Ryan! Much respect.

    • PurpleHaze

      Cmon bro, up off them knees

      • http://brendoman.com Brendan Creecy

        Complimenting people is good. Maybe try it more.

        • PurpleHaze

          Maybe I should just hit you in the cocksucker

          • http://brendoman.com Brendan Creecy

            You sound chill.

  • Red

    I’d jump ship to Impact if they hire Enzo. Not gonna lie.

    • Brent B.

      Enjoy the loud mouth jerk that can’t wrestle. Doubt anyone is going to hire him anytime soon.

      • Red

        I will, thanks. Impact also already implied they’d be open to the idea so there you go.

        • Brent B.

          What were they going to say? It is a PC answer.

          • Red

            “Never say never” could go either way. They hire him, great. I’ll go watch that. They don’t hire him, oh well. Rumour states that he wanted out of his contract anyway so he likely won’t care either way.

          • Brent B.

            Yeah-no way that is true. No way. He loved carrying that ugly belt and pretending he is a big deal. It was sad to see him on the streets on TMZ or something wearing it. He is sadly just a little punk and he needs to learn the world doesn’t revolve around him.

          • Red

            Okay, so you work at Impact. Good to know.

            Also, he was a heel at the time and it’s their job to make you hate them. So it’s obvious that Enzo did his job where you’re concerned.

          • Brent B.

            No-I am not a child. I like who I like. If you know anything you know in real life he is a punk that runs his mouth and was not liked by many. It is why he ended up in 205 because most in the locker room are sick of him on Raw.
            So no-his job is not to carry the belt in public and try to act like he is hot stuff like a idiot and piss everyone off in real life.

          • Red

            Who said you were a child? I didn’t. You like who you like is fine, I never said you had to like Enzo but I do.

            I’m simply saying that if Impact hires him then I think that’s great while you are getting very defensive over how “they definitely won’t hire him”. Okay then. I said whatever floats your boat.

            I also don’t care how Eric acted behind the scenes, I cheered for Enzo in front of the cameras. So no, I won’t stop cheering him or watching if he chooses to come back to wrestling just because I’m told not to.

            And it is *still* Impact’s choice to hire him or not. Not the fans. You don’t like him, then don’t watch it. Simple. And he doesn’t come back or they don’t hire him then oh well.

          • Brent B.

            Well-you said I just didn’t like his character. That was wrong and to me only children and adults who act like children have that mindset.
            Then I simply explained that they had to give a PC answer but the chances anyone will hire him for awhile are low because he has earned a awful rep and few want him around because of his mouth and attitude.
            Yes-some fans still like him but companies are going to look at how much he could hurt the locker room and what other things will he get himself into as well.

          • Red

            -Okay fair enough but I still never called you that.

            -And I accept your point of view but all I was saying in my initial comment was that if Impact *did* hire him, then I’d watch it. And Impact does have a history of hiring stars that leave WWE. I mean they hired Swann after he was let go for a domestic violence investigation. Then there’s Del Rio. And like I kept saying too, Enzo may not even want to come back to wrestling anyway. He certainly implied that as well.

            -And what, he doesn’t deserve a second chance then? Seems to me like he learned his lesson the hard way after the false accusation. Nobody can make the call about hiring anyone except the company itself. You see that answer as a “no” and I see it as a “maybe”. Again, so what.

          • Brent B.

            Again-you keep pretending that is the only issue. Itis not. It was the final straw. He was already disliked by most everyone and you don’t want a cancer in the locker room that runs their mouth as he has done.
            That is why I said-again-maybe in a few years if he shows he can stop acting a fool in real life someone will take a chance-even WWE-for now anyone would be very foolish to hire him till he shows he can grow up.

          • Red

            I never said it was the only issue. And I’m not pretending anything. Again, ALL I said was that I would watch if Impact hires him and you told me to enjoy it. And I said I would. That’s all.

            Just because I don’t give a damn how Eric acted backstage doesn’t mean anything to me. And it doesn’t have to since it doesn’t affect my cheering for him anyway.

            And it’s not your call or mine if he gets hired or not. Again.

          • Brent B.

            Well-you have repeatedly lied and it is just sad how you think using his legit name makes you smart or his pal. Also sad you support a guy like this. Just because there isn’t enough evidence doesn’t mean he did nothing and again this isn’t the only issue. You support a guy who is an ass-and you can stop anytime you wish-pretending you have to keep on defending a loser sows why you like him. You both seem to sadly have things in common.

          • Red

            Wow. Okay cool your jets. Firstly no, my using his real name in deference to his ring name does not mean I “think I’m his pal” nor am I trying talking “be smart”. And this is all simply my opinion so what exactly am I lying about. Really.

            Also “sad that I support a guy like that”? What the hell does it matter to you? You still haven’t answered that either. And seriously, it really is none of your business who I support or not.

            And I’m also well aware that “not enough evidence” does not mean he didn’t do anything *but* the phrase is *lack* of evidence which is cloudy at best and means that either it was a “he said/she said” and nothing more *and* it does not mean he’s guilty either.

            “I support a guy who’s an ass”. Yep. Again, it is none of your business and I already said I don’t give a shit. “Pretending I have to keep defending him”? Why, so I can jump on the bandwagon of all you who’re still trying to claim he’s “guilty and got away with it”.

            And lastly, making assumptions now are we. Nice. “We have things in common”. Really. You seem to have forgotten you don’t even know me and by this point have blown my original comment, that you very easily could’ve just ignored, *way* out of proportion. Time to move on because we established already that I don’t agree with you.

          • Brent B.

            Again-I see why you like him-you act like he does. Now please move on. It is sad you like a loud mouth that likely raped someone-that speaks to your character.

  • Joe

    Will be interesting to see what Enzo does from here. He’s still a goof for not telling WWE about the allegations from the start. By the way that’s is probably the worst photo of Don Callis ever.

  • Jose Miguel Rodriguez Jr.

    Don looks like another no chin Ellsworth lmao