Workers Stealing Moves In NXT, Officials High On Enzo Amore, Eugene Returns

- There is an interview circulating with former WWE NXT worker Knuckles Madsen where he said there are a lot of vultures flying around in the company’s development system that will take a move if they like it. Madsen put over his experience, specially calling Norman Smiley a surgeon in the ring.

- WWE officials are high up on NXT worker Enzo Amore. Amore is 5’11 200lbs from Hackensack, New Jersey. He’s described as someone that lacks size but makes up for it with his “tough guy mentality and reckless abandon.” You can read his official profile at this link.  Amore is currently sidelined with a broken leg.

- WWE developmental trainer Nick Dinsmore appeared at NXT live events last week as Eugene. This is the character he portrayed on WWE television several years ago.

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  • The Breaker

    Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady are hilarious together.

  • Ricky

    What is the WWE’s policy on taking a certain move someone else uses? I know Kidman had a fit about 10 years back when Lesnar used the Shooting Star Press. Is it considered taboo to use someone else’s move? I would like to know the official word.

    • jdl

      There is no “official” word as far as I know, it’s one of the unwritten rules of the industry. If a wrestler has a unique move or series of moves they go through then you do not take it for yourself, at the very least you ask permission to use it, which is why Kidman was upset when Lesnar used what was his signature move at the time. There is an understanding among most wrestlers that you just don’t do something like that. However if a wrestler took a move from, say, Cena or Orton, they’d probably be in hot water unless it was a preplanned spot given the okay by management.

      If you want a more recent example of a performer being looked down on for stealing a move, but nothing really happening aside from opinions being lowered, for a while Michelle McCool was using a version of the Styles Clash. It may have been a different company, but it was not appreciated.

      • Ricky

        From what I read of the Lesnar Shooting Star Press, he decided to perform it at the spur of the moment. Of course it backfired horribly.