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nZo Recalls Fighting With Vince McMahon – ‘I Aint F*cking Saying This’

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Former WWE Superstar nZo has recalled his battle with Vince McMahon to be able to cut what he believes was one of his best-ever promos.

In July 2017 WWE produced their Great Balls Of Fire show headlined by Samoa Joe challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title. Also on that show was the match that saw former tag team partners Big Cass and Enzo Amore go one on one.

Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes, Amore – now known as nZo – discussed his battle with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to reference another well-known song in the build-up to his battle with Big Cass:

“Me vs. Big Cass at Great Balls of Fire. The entire timeline [of our feud] lined up with that song [That’s Life by Frank Sinatra]. Riding high in April, shot down in May. But I know I’m going to change that tune when I’m back on top, back on top of June and if nothing’s working comes this year, July, I’m going to roll myself up in a big ball and die.”

“It’s like me and Cass break up. We’re riding high in April in WrestleMania, shot down in May. I’m found backstage, but I know I’m going to change that tune when I’m back on top of a big show in June. Listen, July, you know me and Cass wrestling Great Balls of Fire.”

“So that’s what I used in the promo and I had to fight tooth and nail with Vince McMahon, who handed me the sh*tty promo. This writer handed me a sh*tty promo. I marched into Vince’s office at Great Balls of Fire and I said, I ain’t f*cking saying this. This is what I want to f*cking say. This is what I want to f*cking say. He didn’t like it. He didn’t want to do it. I fought again. I fought again. And Vince said, okay. And I went out there and I delivered what I believe to be one of my best promos ever.”

During the same interview, the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion would discuss a potential Enzo & Cass reunion in the WWE, revealing why he isn’t “eager” to return to that environment at this point in his career.

“Oh, man, it’s funny, man. You know, I’m really happy and looking at where my life is and where my career has went and every wrestling signing that I go to, you know, I get great fans that I owe the world to. So, I’m in a good place right now. I think Cass is in a great place right now, and I don’t know if I’d be eager to enter a go f*ck yourself environment. So, you know, like you got to be ready to do that and if the opportunity called, like would I field the phone call like. I don’t even know.”

The 35 year old would continue on, explaining that he is excited to be getting back in the ring with MLW and is also very excited about the work he is doing in music as ‘Real1’ and as part of his rock band ‘Real1 & The How You Doin’ Band’.

“I’m honestly very, very happy and very much looking forward to what I’m doing in music. Chris Jericho’s 50 something years old, has a top billboard hit and won the title at 50 in AEW. Like I’m young in this business, young with all the things I want to do. When Fergal Devitt came to NXT, he was my age that I’m at now. So like I got plenty of years ahead of me and I’m getting back out in the ring [with MLW]. I’m excited about the work that I’m putting in.”

Finally, nZo would look forward to what he is looking to achieve this year in wrestling, stating that his goal is to get more work out their but fans should be aware that Enzo Amore exists in the WWE only and the character he portrays on the independents or taped programming is not the same.

“I think that I need to put some more work out there for the world to see. That’s because I do believe wholeheartedly that Enzo Amore exists in one place. I think he’s a WWE character, and I don’t play that guy when I’m out here, on the indies or working on taped programming.”

Since departing the WWE in 2018, nZo has made appearances for a variety of promotions including most recently MLW where he recently took on fellow former 205 Live roster member Lince Dorado at MLW Kings of Colosseum in Philadelphia.

Thank you to nZo for taking the time out to speak with Inside The Ropes, you can support nZo by following him on his Twitter & Instagram as well as checking out his music over on Spotify/YouTube – ‘Real1’ for rap and ‘Real1 & The How You Doin’ Band‘ for Rock.

If you use any quotes from this interview, please provide a h/t and link back to Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside The Ropes.