What's the story?
Apparently, ROH management's decision to have Enzo and Cass 'invade' the G1 Supercard event, wasn't well-received from most of the talent involved in the show.
In case you didn't know...
It was on the 6th of April, 2019, that ROH and NJPW put forth their co-promoted G1 Supercard event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
A "Winner Takes All" 4-Way Tag Team Match -- Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) vs. The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil & Sanada) vs. Villain Enterprises (PCO & Brody King) -- with the IWGP and ROH World Tag Team Championships on the line, which saw the Guerrillas of Destiny win the match and resultantly, the titles.
The heart of the matter
One ought to note that following the conclusion of the aforementioned matchup, former WWE Superstars Enzo Amore and Big Cass jumped the security barricade, and proceeded to engage in a brawl with The Briscoe Brothers and Bully Ray. As we'd previously reported, the Enzo and Cass G1 Supercard invasion was a worked shoot, however, it wasn't exactly well-received by the talent involved in the event.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, reiterated that Enzo and Cass invading the event, with only a handful of wrestlers being in on it, and the rest not being informed about it beforehand; resulted in a considerable amount of backlash from the talent. Enzo and Cass' segment was the recipient of a considerable amount of criticism from most people backstage. Furthermore, Meltzer explained that the original plan was for Enzo to grab a hold of Mark Briscoe, with the latter then shoving Enzo.
The security officials would've then proceeded to escort Enzo away -- akin to how Enzo was escorted away after he invaded WWE Survivor Series last year -- and that would've been the end of the 'invasion' segment. The objective was, keeping it short, and thereby, creating an illusion that the invasion was a shoot. Nevertheless, Enzo and Cass ended up engaging in a lengthy brawl with both Mark and Jar Briscoe as well as Bully Ray.
The Observer also indicated that Enzo and Cass were not involved in the recent ROH tapings in Pittsburgh and Columbus. It's being added that neither are Enzo and Cass a part of ROH's current plans, nor are they involved in any future plans of the company.
It's indeed noteworthy that ROH not involving Enzo and Cass in its recent tapings, as well as in its current and future plans, is a rather shocking development; particularly after the initial buzz their invasion had created earlier this month.
What are your thoughts on Enzo Amore and Big Cass' standing with ROH? Sound off in the comments!Published 20 Apr 2019, 03:05 IST