Yesterday evening, former WWE Superstar and Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore (real name Eric Arndt) finally broke Social Media silence following allegations of a rape last October, via a statement from his lawyer.
— #nZo (FKA Enzo Amore) (@real1) January 24, 2018
Transcript of the statement from his lawyer, Timothy J. Eckstein:
Over the last two days, Philomena Sheahan has made multiple public accusations against Eric Arndt (also known as Enzo Amore with the WWE), including allegations of sexual misconduct concerning an October 2017 incident in Phoenix. Mr. Arndt fully and unequivocally denies those accusations. He is cooperating with the authorities in this matter and looks forward to having it resolved in a timely manner. Neither Mr. Arndt nor his counsel will be making any further public comments on this matter.
During the day, a former friend of the alleged victim, Sam Cook, released a video on YouTube with “receipts” that Philomena Sheahan had sent texts to mutual friends seemingly bragging about sleeping with the former WWE Superstar. The morning after the incident, Sheahan seemingly mentioned to their friend that she met up with Enzo and the other parties involved and “did coke with her Tyler & fuck(ed) their friend” (Enzo Amore). When her friend didn’t believe her, Philomena replied “believe it or not b*tch it happened & I’m laying in bed next to a famous wrestler”.
Philomena Sheahan responded to Sam Cook’s video this morning, stating that the texts were sent during the alleged doping that took place and she “vaguely remember(s) sending those messages”.
On the subject of the reversal of WWE’s decision to go from suspension to termination, it was confirmed yesterday by Fightful that it was due to Enzo Amore not informing the WWE that he had been under investigation for an alleged sexual assault since it was filed with the Phoenix PD back in October. Regardless of his guilt or innocence, the withholding information of this nature is a violation of the companies morals clause in their contracts, as reported by Ryan Satin with Pro Wrestling Sheet. From the WWE’s corporate website: “WWE’s ability to fine, suspend or terminate a WWE talent will not be, however, limited or compromised in any manner in the event incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE. Section 9.13(a) of the WWE booking contract, commonly known as the “morals clause”, provides WWE with broad discretion and authority to act under such circumstances.”