WWE Releases Enzo Amore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Read His Statement
Amore's Royal Rumble match has been removed from the card.
[UPDATE 2] Enzo Amore released a statement today in which he "fully and unequivocally" denies the allegations. You can read the full statement below.
[UPDATE] WWE and Enzo Amore have parted ways less than one day after he was suspended amid allegations of sexual assault. In a statement on the company's website, it says, "WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore)."
The original story continues below.
As WWE was celebrating the 25th anniversary of Raw, there was a notable face missing from the show: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore. That's because Amore has been suspended indefinitely from the company after allegations of sexual assault were made against him.
The situation was first brought to light on Twitter when a woman claimed she was raped by Amore--real name Eric Arndt--in October. According to the woman, two other people gave her cocaine, marijuana, and meth, leaving her impaired. She was then left alone with Amore, who allegedly assaulted her. As a result of the attack, the woman says she was admitted to a mental hospital.
Police in Phoenix, where the alleged assault took place, tell Pro Wrestling Sheet that they are investigating the matter. They also confirm being called to an area hospital in late October to look into the incident.
For their part, WWE released a statement on the situation. In it, the company says, "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault. Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended." Amore's match has also been removed from the official Royal Rumble card.