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19th Nov 2018

Former WWE wrestler Enzo Amore forcibly removed from Survivor Series after gate-crashing show

Wil Jones

He was fired in January following sexual assault allegations being made against him

Former WWE wrestler Enzo Amore was removed from the crowd at Survivor Series on Sunday night, after posing as a fan and trying to disrupt the show.

Amore – real name Eric Arndt – was fired from WWE in January following the revelation that he was under investigation by police for an alleged sexual assault.

The former Cruiserweight champion managed to sneak into the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, disguised as a fan by wearing a black wig.

Amore then managed to get ringside, where he revealed his identity. Video shows himself standing on a chair, trying to interrupt the event. He was then forcibly removed by security.

Video of the incident was captured by several fans at the show.

Emore tweeted afterwards, claiming he was thrown out for ‘vaping’.

Amore wrestled with WWE from 2012 to 2018. For the majority of his run, he teamed with with Big Cass. Starting out in the developmental brand NXT, Enzo and Cass became strong fan favourites due to their catchphrases and crowd interaction.

The duo were called up to the main roster in 2016 on the Raw following Wrestlemania 32, but split in May 2017, with Enzo heading to the 205 Live cruiserweight brand.

On 22 January, it came to light that Amore was under investigation by the Phoenix Police Department for an alleged sexual assault that took place in October 2017. WWE then suspended him, and a day later a woman accused Amore of raping her in a hotel in Phoenix on 19 October 2017.

He was then fired by WWE for failing to disclose that he was under investigation.

In May, the Phoenix Police Department confirmed they had ceased their investigation due to insufficient evidence.

Following his firing, Amore has attempted to establish himself as a rapper, rebranding himself as ‘Real1’.