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From the WWE Rumor Mill: WWE changed their plans for Enzo Amore right before Raw

Elliott Binks
10.94K   //    30 Aug 2017, 00:17 IST

Enzo is now in the Cruiserweight Division

What’s the story?

Heat or no heat, Enzo Amore very much appears to be in WWE’s plans. This week on Raw, he beat Noam Dar in singles action, though it’s being reported that he was initially pencilled in for a very different role on the show.

According to, Amore was originally slated for the 15-man Battle Royal in which a new number one contender to the Miz’s Intercontinental title was determined, only for plans to then change over the course of the day.

In case you didn’t know…

After weeks of being Big Cass’s gaudily-dressed punch bag, Amore was recently reassigned to the Cruiserweight division when he debuted on 205 Live last week. A stand-off with Neville seemed to suggest that Amore was being hotshot to a Cruiserweight title match, so for him to then be considered in the Intercontinental picture seems like a rather unusual move.

The heart of the matter

As noteworthy as it is to hear that plans were once again changed at such late notice, it’s even more surprising to hear that Amore was even being considered to the Battle Royal in the first place. Placing him in contention for the IC belt after his showdown with Neville just six days prior doesn’t seem to make any sense at all.

That is unless they’re planning on allowing him to compete in more than one division, though that seems unlikely, to say the least.

What's next?

After Amore instead faced Dar on Raw, it looks like he’s very much sticking in the Cruiserweight division. He also shot a weigh-in segment for, so surely that counts for something too.

Plus, the fact that he beat Dar in his first Cruiserweight outing suggests the company could well be looking to build him up for that eventual shot at Neville’s title. Don’t be surprised to see him in contention sooner rather than later.

Author’s take

It really does seem bizarre that the company would pull such an about turn on their plans for Amore, not only in considering him for the IC title scene but in then reverting back to the original plan of booking him as a Cruiserweight.

Either way, it seems most likely that he’ll be remaining in that division, with a title opportunity potentially on the horizon. Surely, there’s no way they company will have him pull it off and actually win the belt though?

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