We hope he’s ok! Enzo Amore suffered a really scary neck injury while fighting to become the number one contender for the Tag Team Championship at WWE Payback on May 1, and had to be taken from the ring wearing a neck brace. Click for the full details.
This is so frightening and really highlights the dangers of the WWE. Enzo Amore, 29, suffered a nasty neck injury during a fight to become the number one contender for the Tag Team Championship at WWE Payback on May 1 against The Vaudevillains. What looked like an innocuous slide out the ring ended up being something more tragic, and Enzo had to taken away on a stretcher with his neck in a brace.
As Enzo came off the ropes at speed, he attempted to slide out the ring on the other side of the ropes. However, with the force he was slammed across the ring, he couldn’t move his head out of the way and it snapped back against the ropes as he attempted his slide.
Immediately his Tag Team mate Colin Cassady rushed to his attention as poor Enzo was motionless on the mat outside of the ring. His eyes were open, but he was completely dazed and you could see he was breathing really heavily and looked in a lot of pain.
Coverage of the event was halted as Enzo got treatment by the side of the ring as fans looked on in horror. The match-up was obviously suspended with no result.
However, there was some good news to report. The WWE took to their official Twitter account to update us that Enzo was talking and could move his arms and legs, so it appeared he didn’t break his neck as was first feared. He’s been taken to a local hospital though for tests.
— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2016
*UPDATE* It’s positive news for Enzo, and he’s clearly made of steel. All reports from the hospital came back negative and he’s said to be suffering just with concussion. Phew!
We send our best wishes to Enzo and his family for a speedy recovery after this freak accident. We hope to see him in the ring again very soon!
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