In less than 24-hours, Enzo Amore went from WWE's Cruiserweight Champion to an unemployed man under criminal investigation for sexual assault. Plenty of details surfaced about the rape allegations facing Amore, and now we have more information of WWE's decision to fire him.
The alleged incident between Amore and Philomena Sheahan, an Arizona women, came in October of 2017. According to Sheahan, she went to Phoenix authorities days after the alleged rape and Enzo has been under investigation since. However, a report from
I was told this morning that Enzo Amore was aware of the allegations and didn't clue WWE in.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 23, 2018
I want to specify. This does not mean he "was trying to hide it." It doesn't mean that he "wasn't trying to hide it." Do not twist my words. WWE weren't aware until yesterday— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 23, 2018
Knee jerk reaction from what I understand— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 23, 2018
According to WrestleVotes, a Twitter account with an ear inside WWE, Vince McMahon gave Amore the boot upon seeing him Monday evening.
Heard last night Vince told Enzo to "get out"... now WWE has fired him. The end has come for Enzo Amore. Wow.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 23, 2018
Sheahan broke the story herself in a Tweet on Monday afternoon:
“OKAY..it’s been long enough & I have been so so scared to share this," she wrote. "I was raped in
The 31-year old Amore has yet to say a word on the matter, but people who were with him that night vehemently denied Sheahan's claims within minutes of them going public.
This is a slippery situation as it stands and there will be dozens of more updates to follow. We will keep you posted as we learn more.