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5 WWE backstage stories we learned this week: Superstar rehired one day after being fired, CM Punk's in-ring future

  • CM Punk and Brock Lesnar feature in this week's backstage round-up. #WWE #SurvivorSeries
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CM Punk will be a regular guest on WWE Backstage
CM Punk will be a regular guest on WWE Backstage

Once again, the last seven days in WWE have been just as newsworthy off-screen than the in-ring product has been on-screen.

Much of this week’s WWE programming has revolved around the multiple invasions between RAW, SmackDown and NXT ahead of the battle of brand supremacy at Survivor Series, while CM Punk’s first appearance as an analyst on WWE Backstage also got a lot of people talking.

Behind the scenes, meanwhile, we learned a fascinating story about a Superstar who was rehired by the company just one day after he was fired, and Randy Orton opened up on his mindset before he signed his latest WWE contract.

In this article, let’s take a look at five of the most interesting WWE backstage stories from the last week.

#5 WWE rehired Enzo Amore one day after firing him

One of the strangest stories of 2019 so far came on this week’s episode of Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, which included an interview with former WWE Superstars nZo (fka Enzo Amore) and CazXL (fka Big Cass).

The three men were discussing how Amore earned a reputation for himself as a “heat magnet” during his early days with the company, especially after he suggested that his WWE ring name should be Canyon Ceman – the name of WWE’s Senior Director of Talent Development.


Amore went on to reveal that he was once fired from NXT after he broke wind during a Baron Corbin promo in promo class. He then turned up for work the next day like nothing had happened and he was allowed to remain with the company.

“One time we had a promo class [with] Dusty Rhodes, Baron Corbin was up there cutting a terrible promo. Baron was trying to get help and Dusty was helping him, and I just raised my hand and everybody looked at me, and I just farted, loud as hell. They fined me two hundred and fifty dollars, fired me that night, and then I got back into work the next day and they rehired me.”
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Published 24 Nov 2019, 17:57 IST
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