Enzo Amore goes by many names. He is a self-proclaimed “Certified G”, “Smacktalker Skywalker” and “Muscles Marinara”. He claims to have the “gift of gab” and the “gift of jab”. So it comes as no surprise that the WWE superstar took to the microphone recently.
But this time, he wasn’t cutting promos on “Jon Bon Jericho” but addressing the interviewers over at FOX news to promote SummerSlam.
During this media round, Enzo revealed how he got his first big break with WWE. He said, “My athletic trainer when I was playing high school football, college football was a guy named Joe DeFranco out of New Jersey and Triple H, you know he's got the craziest schedule in the world, he was looking for a new athletic trainer that could work with him around his schedule, and Joe was a guy near the area - probably, if not the best, one of the best in the country," Enzo said. "And I knew Joe since I was growing up, man, about 14 years old.
"So when he first came to me and said 'hey do you know this guy named Paul Levesque?' My jaw nearly hit the ground. I mean, you're talking about a kid who used to train at DeFranco's and talk about becoming a WWE superstar his entire life and walked around in this persona. Enzo Amore, the guy you see on TV, existed in a gym in New Jersey long before he ever took to a TV screen. Here he is saying 'hey do you know who Paul Levesque is?' Call it destiny, call it whatever you want, basically what I was given was the opportunity of a lifetime to try out in WWE NXT - and by my saving grace I was given the opportunity to talk to Dusty Rhodes. I was handed a microphone and told 'go, kid.’“
Amore also opened up about his concussion during WWE Payback. He said that he woke up in the hospital with Big Cass and Sami Zayn standing beside his bed. The doctor informed him about his injury during the pay-per-view. He had no idea of the events that transpired earlier that evening.
He was glad that WWE took up the responsibility of raising concussion awareness and understanding, and what it does to people. Referring to the incident as a “freak accident”, Amore said, “I believe the WWE is leading the way in gaining that knowledge so that we can better prevent these things from causing ill side-effects in the future and so that our guys remain healthy and taken care.”Published 12 Aug 2016, 19:20 IST