Update on Reasoning Behind Enzo Amore’s Release From WWE

enzo amore reasoning behind release wwe sexual assault allegations

Enzo Amore went from suspended to released in less than 24 hours, despite not being arrested or convicted of a crime. Here’s what we know about WWE‘s reasoning.

Fightful.com’s Sean Ross Sapp reported this afternoon that Amore was aware of the investigation, but failed to inform anyone in WWE about it. That means the company first learned about the alleged incident yesterday when word began to spread.

Multiple sources confirm Enzo not telling WWE about the investigation was a big factor in their decision to fire the Cruiserweight Champion, especially since he was apparently on thin ice due to past behavior behind the scenes.

This would seem to indicate that Enzo’s firing was due to a violation of the morals clause in his WWE contract and not because of their zero tolerance policy regarding sexual assault.

In regards to the moral’s clause, the company’s corporate website states: “WWE’s ability to fine, suspend or terminate a WWE talent will not be, however, limited or compromised in any manner in the event incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE. Section 9.13(a) of the WWE booking contract, commonly known as the “morals clause”, provides WWE with broad discretion and authority to act under such circumstances.”

  • ClintMurphy

    As much as i dislike him, he should only be suspended until the facts come out and if he did it fire him.

    • GC

      This isn’t about whether he’s guilty or not. It’s because he was under investigation and failed to inform his employer.

    • Darksoul SF✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He was fired cause he fail to tell WWE according the information that was displayed.

    • pyrusane

      From everything I’ve read he has known about the investigation since as far back as October, and the front office didn’t learn about it until it hit TMZ. Not a good look from someone who was already hanging by a thread.

    • Andy Salcedo

      Reportedly, he knew of the investigation since last October. If he had told them ahead of time, thats one thing. But he failed to tell them about it and catching them by surprise. Even if the allegations end up untrue, his failure to tell them led to his walking.

    • Marty Funkhouser

      lets be real here, if he was under investigation for tax evasion, they wouldnt have fired him so quickly lol

  • Darksoul SF✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hopefully Enzo Amore sues the Crazy Accuser

  • Darkman X

    He had a duty to tell his boss what’s going on. He failed to tell his bosses what was going on. Therefore he should be fired.

  • Louis

    I commend the WWE for firing that piece of shit.

  • Stephanie Wright

    I’m not a huge Enzo fan but, I don’t think they should have fired him so quickly. There was no investigation or anything. His wrestling career is likely over and it’s possible he did nothing wrong. Now, if he did rape that woman, he deserves to lose everything and needs be in prison.
    For life!!

    • Nokrow889

      they didnt fire him over that, it was because hes been aware of the investigation sense october and failed to tell WWE until it blew up in their faces and caught them off guard, you cant do that to such a big company

    • Louis

      You are beautiful.

      • Lou DiFigliano

        Look at you!

        • Louis

          She actually replied back to me. 😍😍😍😍😍

          • Lou DiFigliano

            Lucky man!

      • Stephanie Wright

        Thank you😊

    • Andy Salcedo

      He was suspended first, but he knew of the investigation since October and didn’t tell them, which to WWE violates their morals clause. Which means, per the contract, he earned it

    • Mark Kausch

      I highly doubt his career is over unless he wants it to be. He’s a former WWE star. Lots of feds out there looking for names to put butts in seats.

  • LapuLapu

    He was too scared to tell Vince

  • Jody Coulter

    I know this has nothing to do with enzo but I don’t think the MIZ had any right to get the title from RAMON REIGNS Cause MIZ can’t fight without his little babies n cheating so way . Mr. REIGNS will get his title back from the cheater . n for enzo if he did it then he should b fired but not until guilty .

    • David Lucius

      You realize he’s a heel right? Heels win by cheating and nefarious ways. Just like Santa Clause it’s not real. The fact you are crying about it like this is like giving Miz a standing ovation. You’re reacting exactly like wwe what’s you to. Bless your heart.

      • ClintMurphy

        its still real to me, also he lost so he could begin his road to beating lesnar

      • Jody Coulter

        David lucius..miz can’t do nothing w/o his lil group punks . he can’t win a fight the right way . but like you said am crying like wwe wants me too . guess if you say so .

        • David Lucius

          Bless your heart. Jody they aren’t really fighting. They are acting, putting on a production. WWE wants you to be mad at Miz for winning by having his stooges interfere. Once again he’s a heel, that means bad guy. Bad guys get ahead by doing bad things. Then the baby face, that’s the good guy. The baby face comes and beats up the heel. Then you stand and cheer because that dang cheating Miz got his. Just be quite and enjoy the show, you’re dumbass comments are making you look bad.

  • Thomas Wheeler

    I feel a bit badly for Enzo, but as much as anything, he did this to himself. He failed to report the investigation to the WWE, which was a HUGE mistake. And, as has been reported, he was already hanging by a thread. If his behavior on his recent “Straight to the Source” interview was anything like what he’s really like, then this isn’t a surprise. I can’t say I’ll miss him that much on 205 Live. All of that said, I hope he is cleared of the accusations and is able to fine employment somewhere else.