Former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore — real name Eric Arndt — says he’s retired from professional wrestling. He is now pursuing a rap career under the stage name Real1.
And just like in his wrestling promos, Arndt isn’t hurting for confidence in the new pursuit.
“I’m literally going to set the world on fire,” he told “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Tuesday on the Texas Rattlesnake’s podcast. “I’m going to be one of the biggest stars in music and I know it.”
“I’m a renaissance man. I’m trying to be Jared Leto and Childish Gambino,” Arndt said later of his new career. “I’m trying to make music videos, stand-up comedy, act, direct, produce, be Adam Sandler — put all of my boys in my movies and make it my vision.”
Arndt told Austin that his body is so beat up he shouldn’t even be wrestling anyway — not anytime soon, at least. It sounds like Amore’s WWE run was likely coming to an end anyway due to injury.
Listen to Arndt’s full appearance on “The Stone Cold Podcast” below. He talks about the rape accusation that got him swiftly and unceremoniously fired from WWE, what was supposed to happen at “Raw 25” and through the remainder of his storyline with Nia Jax, and a whole lot more.
WWE Superstar Shakeup 2018: 42 Wrestlers You'll Now Only See on 'SmackDown Live' (Photos)
You won’t see any of these guys and girls on ”Raw“ anymore
We all just lived through another WWE Superstar Shakeup, and if your head is still spinning, we're here to help: TheWrap has tracked down where all 96 main roster wrestlers now work.
In our tallies, we only counted regular in-ring wrestlers, so no managers or agents or wives or escorts, etc. -- even if they step between the ropes once or twice a year. Though we listed the obvious and current stables and tag teams together, we added up wrestlers individually.
Readers can check out our "Raw" gallery here.