WWE has released Cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore following police investigation


WWE has officially come to terms on the release of Cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore amid sexual assault allegations, the company announced via its official website on Tuesday.

Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, was suspended on Monday after news broke of an ongoing police investigation of an alleged rape, per Pro Wrestling Sheet.

This was WWE's initial response to the allegations, per the report:

"WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault. Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended."

The woman came forward on Twitter to share her story:


"OKAY..it's been long enough & I have been so so scared to share this. I was raped in mid October by the WWE Enzo Amore (also known as Eric Arden) & Tyler Grosso & TOOPOOR let it happen as accomplices. I was in a mental hospital for 45 days after it. They ARE NOT good people."

The woman additionally accused the wrestler and his friends of drugging her prior to the incident.

An investigation is underway and police are waiting for lab results, according to the report.

Amore, 31, is a two-time Cruiserweight champion who emerged as one of the company's most popular characters dating back to his run in NXT alongside former tag-team partner Big Cass.

The New Jersey native has competed on RAW since April 2016, as well as 205 Live, dating back to late 2017.