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.”