DALLAS — In the same building where Enzo Amore and Big Cass made their Raw debut last year, the seven-foot Queens native tore his former “little buddy” to pieces, completing the dissolution of their beloved tag team and reducing The Realest Guy in the Room to a quivering mess.
To say the much smaller Enzo was outmatched would be an understatement, so few were surprised at the lopsided nature of the encounter. In fact, the only shots Enzo landed on Cass were of the verbal variety, as he drew eerie parallels between his story and Frank Sinatra’s lyrics in the classic “That’s Life” in a stirring speech before the bell.
Perhaps sensing what was about to happen, Muscles Marinara all but dared Cass to take him out, vowing that he would rise from the ashes and leave Cass in his shadow all the same. Cass, in one last concession to his former partner, did as requested and subjected Enzo to a prolonged, street-style mugging. That Amore kept throwing hands until he had no fight left in him was enough to give him a moral victory — he even managed to haul himself back into the ring at the count of nine after Big Cass gorilla pressed him to the outside.
In what might be considered a small, if brutal, act of mercy, Cass finished Enzo off quickly, blasting him with a big boot and covering him for the win. A barely conscious Enzo had to be helped to his feet by a pair of referees, so he wasn’t able to see Big Cass’ triumphant walk up the ramp, but perhaps that’s for the best. If nothing else, he’s suffered enough.