WWE fires cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore over rape allegation

Enzo Amore has been suspended following a rape allegation. (WWE)
Enzo Amore has been suspended following a rape allegation. (WWE)

Update: Eric Arndt was fired by the WWE, the company announced Tuesday morning.

WWE announced on Monday that it is suspending wrestler Eric Arndt, known as Enzo Amore in the ring, after he was accused of rape.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault. Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended,” the organization announced in a statement.

Pro Wrestling sheet reported prior to the WWE announcement that Amore is under investigation in Arizona for allegations of raping a woman in a hotel room last October.

An anonymous woman tweeted on Monday that she had been raped by Arndt and included descriptions of her allegations. Be warned, the account is graphic.

Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that the Phoenix police department confirmed that a complaint had been filed and that they were investigating the allegation.

ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that local police confirmed that they were investigating an alleged incident that took place on Oct. 19 at the Clarendon Hotel and Spa.

Amore is WWE’s cruiserweight champion. He was scheduled to face challenger Cedric Alexander at the upcoming Royal Rumble.

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