Source: Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast
On episode 112 of Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast, WWE Monday Night RAW's Enzo Amore talked about his multiple segment performance on the December 5th episode of RAW and whether he was ever worried about the future of his tag team with Big Cass' successful solo run when Amore was suffering from a concussion over the summer.
"More than anything, I think I prided myself on, when it was all said and done, the faith the company had in me to carry, I wouldn't call it 'carry' because there were other people involved, for sure, that without them it wouldn't be possible, but by the same token, to have seven segments on a television show."
According to Amore, WWE told him not to be Enzo Amore during the segment when he second-guessed meeting up with Lana in her hotel room. 'Muscles Marinara' suggested that he could not approach the situation as the Enzo Amore character most typically would while being a sympathetic character for the audience.
"For me, in this scenario, I was presented with a challenge I never saw before because they don't want you to be Enzo right now. Enzo would go in there and start making 'Certified D' jokes. Do you know what I mean? 'The glory is mandatory,' babe. Do you know what I mean? It's fourth and long right now. Do you know what I mean? Do you know what I'm saying? With that being said, I went in there with a mindset as to, 'I'm going to just murder this right now. I'm going to be hilarious. People are going to pop at every little thing that comes out of my mouth.' And I had an arsenal ready, but when I got there, I understood the situation. And the situation was, at this point, you deserve every beatdown that you get. You walked [up on] his wife [when you're] naked. You said you were going to stuff her turkey. I don't remember exactly what I said, but, nevertheless, of course, he was going to kick me in the you know what. So the next time I'm on TV, we've got to dial it back to when I actually get into that situation. So to garner those people's sympathies, I was playing the shy, 'I don't want to be here,' 'I've got to get out of here,' the second I got myself into that situation I knew it wasn't the right one and I made a bad decision and I wanted to get out of there. But it wasn't because I was scared of Rusev, it was because I didn't want to do something with another man's wife. Enzo is a good guy at the end of the day! So that was the role I was asked to play."
When asked whether part of him worried that he and Big Cass would be split up following his recent injury, Amore said that was never part of his thought process. 'Smacktalker Skywalker' stated that he and Cass both hope each other have successful singles run one day and he compared their situation to Diesel and Shawn Michaels.
"Never, never, never. Never that. I'm hoping Big Cass gets a great singles run and vice versa. And I think we pull for each other in that regard because if you remember back in the day when Michaels and Diesel were running hot as Tag Team Champions, and they had the I.C. title and the Heavyweight Championship. Do you know what I mean? I couldn't necessarily not forecast seeing that in the future for me and Big Cass. Do you know what I mean? It doesn't matter who has got what around their waist, I think we're always pulling for each other to succeed. We're homies."
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