Enzo and Cass(Redirected from Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady)
Enzo Amore and Big Cass (the latter of whom was formerly known as Colin Cassady), often shortened to Enzo and Cass, were a professional wrestling tag team. In reality, Enzo and Cass met as teenagers, during a pick-up game of basketball at The Cage in Manhattan, New York, nearly ten years before reuniting on WWE's developmental territory NXT, in July 2013. The team was at one point managed by Cass' real life girlfriend, Carmella.
|Enzo and Cass|
Cass (left) and Enzo (right) in March 2016
Big Cass/Colin Cassady
|Name(s)||Enzo and Cass
Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
|509 lb (231 kg)|
|Debut||May 22, 2013|
|Disbanded||June 19, 2017|
Formation and beginnings in NXT (2013–2016)Edit
Enzo Amore made his debut on May 22, 2013, where he was quickly defeated by Mason Ryan. Amore went on to form an alliance with Colin Cassady, who had previously also lost in his debut to Mason Ryan, and they labelled themselves "the realest guys in the room". Despite Amore and Cassady's alliance, Ryan easily defeated them in consecutive singles matches in July, but lost to them in a handicap match. Ryan ultimately had the last laugh when he caused Amore and Cassady to be attacked by Tons of Funk. After the feud with Ryan, Amore and Cassady went on to feud with Alexander Rusev, Sylvester Lefort and Scott Dawson. On September 25 episode of NXT, Amore and Cassady participated in a gauntlet match for a future shot at the NXT Tag Team Championship; they started the match, first defeating C.J. Parker and Tyler Breeze, then beating Rusev and Dawson, but fell to their final opponents, The Ascension.
In November 2013, Amore suffered a broken leg while training. Amore returned on June 26, 2014 episode of NXT, saving Cassady from an attack from Sylvester Lefort and Marcus Louis. In early August, Amore and Cassady participated in the NXT Tag Team Championship tournament. They defeated Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger in the first round but were eliminated by the Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) in the second round. Lefort and Louis then renewed their rivalry with Amore and Cassady by attacking them and shaving Amore's beard. As a result, Amore challenged Lefort to a match with the loser's hair as forfeit at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way. Amore proceeded to win the match but Lefort ran away, leaving his partner, Louis, to lose his hair and eyebrows at the hands of Amore and Cassady.
Amore and Cassady formed an alliance with the debuting Carmella. The duo had accidentally cost Carmella her hairdressing job as per the storyline, causing her to demand to get a job as a professional wrestler. Carmella had her televised in-ring debut on the October 16, 2014 episode of NXT. Among the trainers at NXT, Amore singled out Bill DeMott and Dusty Rhodes as being instrumental in his training and promos respectively.
In March 2015, Amore and Cassady began a rivalry with NXT Tag Team Champions Blake and Murphy, with the champions insulting Amore and Cassady while attempting to woo Carmella. On the March 11 episode of NXT, Amore and Cassady defeated The Lucha Dragons in a number one contender's match for a title opportunity against Blake and Murphy. Amore and Cassady received their title match at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, which they would lose after Alexa Bliss interfered. At NXT TakeOver: London, Enzo and Cass challenged The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) for the NXT Tag Team Championship in a losing effort. They were granted another title opportunity against The Revival at Roadblock, but were again defeated. On the April 20 episode of NXT, the two took on the newly crowned NXT Tag Team Champions American Alpha, in a friendly non-title bout where they failed to defeat them, this was Enzo' and Cass' last appearance in NXT.
Main roster call-up (2016)Edit
On the Raw after Wrestlemania April 4 episode of Raw, Amore and Cassady debuted on the main roster and confronted The Dudley Boyz. A week later on SmackDown, Amore and Cassady defeated The Ascension in their main roster debut, in a tournament to determine the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship. The team went on to defeat the Dudley Boyz on the following week's Raw in the semi-final of the tag team tournament, advancing them to the finals. In the finals, they faced the Vaudevillains at Payback, with the match ending in a no contest after Amore suffered a legitimate concussion during the match. Around this time, Cassady's ring name changed to his nickname Big Cass.
At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Enzo and Cass faced The New Day, The Vaudevillains and Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, in a fatal-4 way tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, but The New Day retained their titles. On the July 4 edition of Raw, Enzo and Cass helped John Cena, who was getting attacked by The Club, involving themselves in the feud between Cena and The Club. As a result, Enzo and Cass teamed with Cena to face The Club in a six-man tag team match at Battleground, which they won. On the July 19 episode of SmackDown, as part of the 2016 WWE draft, Enzo and Cass were drafted to Raw. Following Battleground, Enzo and Cass proceeded to feud with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. The feud culminated at SummerSlam in a tag team match, which would ultimately be won by Jericho and Owens. On the August 22 episode of Raw, Cass, managed by Enzo, defeated Rusev by count-out and qualified for a Fatal 4-Way Elimination match for the vacant WWE Universal Championship. The next week on Raw, Cass faced Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens for the title, where he was eliminated by the latter. On the November 7 episode of Raw, Enzo and Cass were announced as part of Team Raw for the 10–on–10 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination match at Survivor Series on November 20, 2016, in which their team won.
Final feuds and break-up (2017)Edit
They would later become the number one contenders for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships at Fastlane by defeating Cesaro and Sheamus on the February 20, 2017 episode of Raw, in which they failed to capture the titles at the pay-per-view. On April 2, 2017, Enzo and Cass participated in a Fatal 4-Way ladder match for the Raw Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania 33, however they were unsuccessful, with the titles going to the returning Hardy Boyz. They failed to win a number one contenders match the following night against Cesaro and Sheamus. The duo defeated Gallows and Anderson on the Payback Pre-Show.
On the May 22 episode of Raw, when Enzo Amore was attacked, Cass would tell the Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to find the attacker before he does. The next week, Cass would accuse Corey Graves, then The Revival as Enzo's attackers. On the Raw after Extreme Rules, Cass was mysteriously attacked in the same manner as Enzo and blamed his attack on Big Show, but Show denied this allegation. On the June 19 episode of Raw, it was revealed by Corey Graves that Big Cass was behind the attacks on Enzo and that he faked his own attack in order to lure away suspicion that he was the attacker. Big Cass stated his frustration during his time teaming with Amore by accusing him of holding him down, calling him "dead weight". Big Cass then delivered a big boot to Amore, thus turning heel and disbanding the team. The following week on Raw, Amore called out Cass in order to make up and leave the attacks in the past. Cass would supposedly accept Amore's speech, but then attack him when they went up the entrance ramp. Cass then picked up Amore and held him over his head until he threw him down the entrance ramp. The following week Amore ranted about Cass and then jumped him behind stage while getting interviewed. The backstage fight had to be broken up with referee officials and Raw general manager Kurt Angle. On July 9, Cass defeated Amore at Great Balls of Fire by delivering a big boot to win.
Enzo and Cass continued to feud for the duration of the summer, with Enzo eventually befriending Big Show. Big Show and Big Cass's ensuing series of altercations culminated in a match at SummerSlam with Enzo locked inside a shark cage which hung over the ring. Although Enzo escaped the cage, he was easily taken out by a big boot from Cass, who would go on to defeat Big Show. On the August 21 edition of Raw, Enzo and Cass clashed once again in a Brooklyn Street Fight, where Cass sustained a torn ACL after coming off the top rope and landing awkwardly on one of his knees. Enzo was awarded the victory via referee stoppage, marking the first major win he had achieved in the feud.
- Double team finishing moves
- Double team signature moves
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
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