Enzo Amore recently did a Q&A with AM New York to promote the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view. Below are highlights:
What makes you and Big Cass such a good team?
The fact that we don’t need to call ourselves a team. We’re just homies. We strike a chord with one another. It’s an organic chemistry. We want to rip each other’s hair out sometimes, but he knows that I got his back and vice versa. And that’s always the way it’s been since I met the guy, since we started collaborating on in-ring efforts in NXT, because I would say we’ve been a team long before we ever had a match together.<
How are you getting prepared for “SummerSlam”?
Preparation? Watching TV, sitting on my couch, drinking diet soda, eatin’ pizza, shootin’ texts out, takin’ pictures for the ‘gram, hangin’ in different cities every weekend — the rock-star lifestyle. No, I’m playin’ bro. SummerSlam is one of the career highlights for me, if not one of my lifetime achievements. Get to go home, me and Big Cass. It’s just an honor to compete in New York, New Jersey, the tri-state area, where we’re from. I have so much roots there, so much family. My 86-year-old grandma will be there, my parents, my mother and my father, it’s just one of the most humbling experiences you can ever imagine. For a kid who grew up going to [Madison Square] Garden and going to Izod Center, and just watching some of the greats and some of the greatest matches in the history of the business which took place right up there in New York. That’s what we strive for right now as competitors on “Monday Night Raw.”
As a fan, is there a match you’re excited to see at “SummerSlam”?
Oh, for sure man. Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor. Finn Bálor is one of the hardest-working human beings I’ve ever met in the business that I’m currently in. For the fans that are unfamiliar with him, I’m sure they will get familiar with him rather quickly. Nonetheless, this guy has spent 17 years of his life in this business, wrestling and getting in rings all around the globe, all around the country, literally sleeping in the back of pickup trucks, making his way city to city, learning how to do what it is he does right now. And for him to come out on “Monday Night Raw” and beat the odds as a smaller competitor, that’s just somebody I would have looked up to when I was a kid. That’s like the Shawn Michaels of the world that I idolized growing up. For me, I learned a lot from him down in NXT. I love watching his success and his in-ring ability and I look forward to seeing him on one of the grandest stages at SummerSlam this year in Brooklyn.