Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore is slated to make his return to in-ring action.
Amore, who is now using the name nZo, will be facing Brian Pillman Jr. for the first time ever at Friday’s Northeast Wrestling “Prison Break” event in Poughkeepsie, New York.
At this same show, former WWE Superstar Big Cass, now using the name CaZXL, will be wrestling Thrillride and Jon Moxley vs. Pentagon Jr. is booked. The event will stream live on the Highspots Wrestling Network.
Amore spoke with Sports Illustrated to promote the match with Pillman. During the interview, Amore stated that his WWE career was perfect the way it was and that he put an end to that character last year.
“I loved my WWE career and it’s perfect the way it was, so I won’t give it a sequel,” he said. “The character of Enzo Amore, the one who people loved and loved to hate, was put in a casket after the ‘Phoenix’ music video. The guy getting back into the ring at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center this Friday is me. I played a character on a television show that elicited a greater reaction than the guys hitting high spots, but now I’m going to show people what I can do in the ring.”