WWE champion wrestler Enzo Amore denies assault allegations following release from company


Jan. 24 3:49 p.m.: Multiple news sources state Amore, real name Eric Arndt, was essentially fired by WWE for not telling the company police had responded to the alleged assault involving himself and a woman at a hotel in Phoenix in October. 

Arndt released a statement Tuesday denying the allegations.

Over the last two days, Philomena Sheahan has made multiple public allegations against Eric Arndt (also known as Enzo Amore with the WWE), including allegations of sexual misconduct concerning an October 2017 incident in Phoenix. Mr. Arndt fully and unequivicoally denies these accusations. He is cooperating with the authorities in this matter and looks forward to having it resolved in a timely manner. Neither Mr. Arndt nor his counsel will be making any further public comments on this matter.

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Jan. 23

Eric Arndt, who performed under the name Enzo Amore, was released by World Wrestling Entertainment on Tuesday following allegations he raped a woman in October while in Phoenix. 

According to Joseph Currier of the Wrestling Observer, the Phoenix Police Department confirmed it had responded to a local hospital over a sexual assault that occurred on Oct. 19, 2017 at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa. 

The story came to light when Philomena Sheahan, under the Twitter account ‘missgucciwitch’, posted the details of her story on her account. She spoke to TMZ on Tuesday relaying the same details. 

Arndt was the current WWE Cruiserweight Champion, the belt for wrestlers under 205 pounds. He was considered the biggest star of WWE’s streaming show “205 Live.” He was scheduled to appear at WWE’s Royal Rumble on Sunday. He was suspended on Monday after the allegations surfaced. WWE announced via its website it had come to terms with Arndt on a contract release. 


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