Former WWE star Real1 (Enzo Amore) was interviewed on the DDP Snake Pit podcast to talk about his wrestling career, including what he does in MLW.
Talking about the night he appeared in the crowd at Survivor Series, a few months after he was released, Amore spoke of his shot at the NJPW-ROH G1 Supercard show at Madison Square Garden:
“My advisors told me, ‘Don’t do that. Don’t buy a Survivor Series ticket, don’t put on a wig, get in the second row and sit up straight. You’re an idiot.’ I said, “Look, I’m really trying not to go back. I’m trying to make a name for myself, but I still want to struggle and I want to create a character that is off its hinges and that people will watch. “
“So I’m going to Survivor Series and what happened there that made me become trend number one in the world was a vision I had. WWE isn’t going to put this on camera. So if they don’t put it on camera, all the videos are going to be mine in the crowd viral When you’re at home and you look at the crowd and they’re watching something, what are you going to do? Now suddenly the number one trend in the world, right?”
Amore then spoke of him and W. Morrissey showing up at the G1 Supercard show at Madison Square Garden:
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“So to get that shot with the Garden, I said to Joey Mercury, the producer of the headsets who booked me, ‘I said, ‘You can’t film this. If you film it, or fix the commentary, or you cameramen or the guys fix it up it’s going to leak The internet is going to find out Everyone will know So the only people who can know about it are the Briscoes who were fighting Joey Mercury the producer Sinclair Broadcasting who brought us in and Bubba Ray going into the ring to break it up because we have a past with Bubba It kinda looks like, okay, he’s going to break it up right?”
“So Joey came to my boxing gym in New Jersey with the Briscoes the night before the yard. Now me, the Briscoes and Big Cass came to my boxing gym, me Cass and then we just said, ‘Okay live rounds. Not to the nose or eyeballs and trying to leave with your teeth, but hey man, this must break open Brock Lesnar-Randy Orton level real violence, get bloodied, you should leave with a black eye. As if we really need to make this as real as possible.”
“Joey Mercury is getting the ring ready. He’s making plans for how we’re going to do it and our entrances and then Joey didn’t know smart enough that it was going to happen. It’s about 7:25 PM. At 7:30, Cass and I go through the side door of the Garden. So we’re gonna walk in the door, hoods on, black hoods, nobody knows it’s us. Joey sends someone from Ring of Honor to get us, but doesn’t tell him who or what is happening. That man came to that door and saw that it was Enzo and Cass that he let in and he said, “Oh. Fu**. It’s up to brother. Like what’s going to happen?’”
“So the match happens. New Japan has not learned what is beyond me. I am not booked in. If you didn’t tell New Japan, that’s not my problem. I do my job. You booked me to do this place and we risked our lives. Cass and I went out and we got something done with the Briscoes, it wasn’t just us, and Bubba, that was as real as any work shoot anyone has ever seen in wrestling history, right? But they didn’t shoot it. So Joey is on headset commentary. “Don’t hand this over. Don’t put this above comment. Don’t pass this up. Cameramen, don’t shoot this.’ Everyone in the crowd has their phone right? Now everyone is googling. Number one trend in the world, right? It worked. Excellent.”
“Now the next day, that night, we’re on the phone with Joey like, ‘I love you, bro.’ He says, “I love you. I can’t believe we made it. Holy damn shit. I get a lot of heat for it, guys. This is pretty real.” I don’t know what the repercussions were with Joey and Ring of Honor and everything that happened But imagine Cass literally risked our lives and did this place and dude I puked when we got out of there My face was blown up. I had a black eye. I was swaying dry because I just had a fistfight that lasted about seven minutes. Nobody broke up. When we hit the ring, Cass and I said to each other, “Bro, get ready to hide , because the boys can jump in.’ You know what I mean The guys who were in that game could try to break this thing up The guys could hit the ring from the locker room Like anything could happen and we don’t know But Cass and I walked with our middle fingers in the air and took off on our own.”
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