The Post and Courier interviewed Enzo Amore, who talked about the origins of his name, how Triple H is a big influence on him, and more. Below are highlights:
On his biggest influence on his career: “I would say Triple H is the biggest influence on my career. He’s almost like a father figure. If I slip up or there’s a problem, he lets me know.”
On where his name comes from: “My name is an acronym for EA — EA All Day. It’s a persona that I developed over the years in sports as a caricature of myself. On the field, in practice, in the weight room, I was just a character and a personality. If you remember watching The Miz at the time when he was on ‘Real World,’ he was a character known as The Miz. He always wanted to get into sports entertainment as did I. In a very similar likeness, I was EA All Day. So that acronym EA is where Enzo Amore came from.”
On his love for Shawn Michaels: “I lived, ate, breathed, slept Shawn Michaels. I wouldn’t call it pro wrestling back in the day when I was a kid. I just called it Shawn Michaels.