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Arn Anderson On Why He Thinks Enzo & Big Cass Got Over In WWE, Enzo’s Scary Injury At Payback 2016

April 22, 2021 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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In a recent edition of ARN, Arn Anderson discussed Enzo and Big Cass getting over in WWE, Enzo’s scary injury at Payback 2016, and much more. You can read Arn Anderson’s comments below.

Arn Anderson on working with Apollo Crews in WWE and his main roster call-up in 2016: “Number one, a gentleman. Nice kid. Number two, looks like a million dollars. Can do a lot of great stuff, and a perfect employee – always on time, always smiling. But athletically, he did some incredible stuff. But we’re back to that deal where you have to let the audience know they’re coming. That is one thing that we used to do as a business. We used to have some vignettes before a guy got there and you were looking forward to seeing him. Then, put a rocket on his ass and let him go as far as he can go.”

On why Enzo and Big Cass got over so well with WWE fans: “It was different, and it worked because it was such a cadence-laden promo. It involved and invited the audience to chant along with them. That’s always a good thing for television. Cass was a big, tall guy, and they were like oil and water as far as their presentation. But when they did the promo, it all came together, and it all gelled.”

On Enzo’s scary injury at Payback 2016 that forced the referee to stop their match with The Vaudevillians: “I wasn’t exactly watching it at the time. I was doing something different, but what I was told, I think Enzo went to slide under the bottom rope and actually hung his neck. Went to get shot out of the ring and slide under the bottom, and I think he hooked the bottom rope. Really dangerous-looking deal. It looked really, really bad. Thank God it wasn’t worse than it was. It looked like he was big-time hurt. It knocked him goofy, which could’ve also involved a neck injury with the way it whiplashed him. But if you’re knocked out, you don’t know you have a neck injury. They stopped the match right away and did exactly the right thing. Got him out of there and got some medical attention. When somebody gets hurt and you can pretty much see it in the ring, you can tell if he’s out of it. Right away, the referee called for help and did the right thing.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit ARN with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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