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"My name is Enzo Amore. And I am a certified G, and a bona fide stud! AND YOU CAN'T! TEACH! THAT!"
"And this right here? This is Big Cass, and he's seven foot tall! AND YOU CAN'T! TEACH! THAT!"
"Bada-boom, realest guys in the room! HOW YOU DOIN'?"

Enzo and Cass are a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Enzo Amore (born Eric Arndt on December 8, 1986 in Hackensack, New Jersey) and Colin "Big Cass" Cassady (born William Morrissey on August 16, 1987 in New York City), both working for WWE, formerly under its developmental brand NXT before being called up to the main roster.

Colin Cassady made his first televised FCW appearance in July 2011, portraying the dean of the University of Florida. He wrestled his first televised match on the September 4, 2011 episode of FCW TV for a disqualification loss against Richie Steamboat. Cassady found no immediate success and continued to lose matches for the rest of 2011 and in early 2012. Cassady finally scored his first win on the March 11, 2012 episode of FCW TV by defeating Kenneth Cameron. Cassady's final FCW TV match was broadcast on July 7, 2012 and saw him defeat Aiden English.

Enzo Amore made his debut on May 22, 2013, where he was quickly defeated by Mason Ryan. Amore went on to form an alliance with Colin Cassady, who had previously also lost in his debut to Mason Ryan, and they labelled themselves "the realest guys in the room". After the feud with Ryan, Amore and Cassady went on to feud with Rusev, Sylvester Lefort and Scott Dawson. On September 25 episode of NXT, Amore and Cassady participated in a gauntlet match for a future shot at the NXT Tag Team Championship; they started the match, first defeating C.J. Parker and Tyler Breeze, then beating Rusev and Dawson, but fell to their final opponents, the Ascension.

Amore and Cassady formed an alliance with the debuting Carmella. The duo had accidentally cost Carmella her hairdressing job as per the storyline, causing her to demand to get a job as a professional wrestler.

On the April 4, 2016 episode of Raw, Amore and Cassady debuted on the main roster (without Carmella) and confronted The Dudley Boys. A week later on SmackDown, Amore and Cassady defeated the Ascension in their main roster debut, in a tournament to determine the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship. The team went on to defeat the Dudley Boyz on the following week's Raw in the semi-final of the tag team tournament, advancing them to the finals. In the finals, Enzo and Cass faced the Vaudevillains at Payback, with the match ending in a no contest after Amore suffered a legitimate concussion during the match. At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Enzo and Cass faced The New Day, The Vaudevillains and Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, in a fatal-4 way tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, but The New Day retained their titles. On the July 4 edition of Raw, Enzo and Cass helped John Cena from an attack by The Club, involving themselves in the feud between Cena and The Club. As a result, Enzo and Cass teamed with Cena to face The Club in a six-man tag team match at Battleground, which they won. On the July 19 episode of SmackDown, as part of the 2016 WWE Draft, Enzo and Cass were drafted to Raw.

On the June 19, 2017 episode of Raw, Enzo and Cass officially broke up after the revelation that Big Cass was Enzo's mystery attacker.

By June 2018, both Enzo and Cass have been released by WWE. Enzo was released due to mounting backstage heat and accusations of rape (which were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence). Cass was released also due to backstage heat; while it was widely claimed to be solely for beating up a midget after being told not to (although it served to be the beginning of the end of his time in the company), in reality it was due to conflict with producers, being publicly intoxicated during a European tour, getting in a heated political argument backstage with Sami Zaynnote , and another behind-the-scenes incident involving his ex-girlfriend Carmella where he had to be physically separated from her, proving to be the straw that broke the camel's back.

Enzo is currently a rapper by the name of real1 though has made several appearances on the independent scene, Enzo also making an impromptu appearance in the front row of 2018's Survivor Series event, where he did his signature "My name is Enzo Amore" bit before being dragged out by security and banned from the Staples Center for the foreseeable future. Big Cass also works in the indies under the name Big Cazz, although he did later change it to Big C. Cass' indie career is currently on hiatus following a stroke he suffered in December of 2018 at a House of Hardcore event. The duo would surprisingly reunite at Ring Of Honor's G1 Supercard on April 6 2019 as nZo and CaZXL collectively, calling themselves FreeAgentZ. Cass is currently employed by All Elite Wrestling under the name "Big Bill" (after a run with Impact Wrestling as "W. Morrissey") where he is a 1-time AEW World Tag Team Champion (with Ricky Starks), while nZo is expected to debut with MLW.

Bada-boom, realest tropes in the room! HOW YA DOIN'!?

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    Tropes applying only to Enzo Amore 
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Carmella, mainly because she was obviously not interested in him at all and he refused to take the hint. The subplot eventually got dropped.
    • He's also become one to Lana, much to her husband's displeasure.
  • Aborted Arc: Given his prominent role on 205 Live, the news of his release caused a rewrite of large parts of the show on the fly. He got stripped of the Cruiserweight Championship, his Zo Train stable was immediately disbanded, and a planned segment featuring him on the Raw 25 special was scrapped.
  • Anime Hair: That hair is pretty ridiculous.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's had many archenemies throughout his career with Big Cass (see the tropes applying to Enzo and Cass below), until the June 19 episode of Raw where Enzo now has his former best friend Big Cass as this. Since his arrival on 205 Live, Neville and Kalisto have become Enzo's number 1 enemies.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: One might think that while he was wheelchair-bound, he couldn't do anyone any damage... and yet he was perfectly capable of running over Aiden English's foot.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Abruptly returned after recovering from an injury to come to Big Cass' aid against the Legionnaires.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Straddles the line. He's not booked as especially strong, per se - Cass is the muscle of the team and Enzo is well aware of it - but he can take a hit surprisingly well for a smaller guy. The "boisterous" part, however, is a constant - the guy consistently looks and acts like he's been mainlining energy drinks before coming out into public view.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Does this to Mason Ryan. Just a reminder, Mason Ryan is 6'3 and 295 pounds.
    • Most of his feuds turn into this. Hell, he and Cass debuted on the main roster by interrupting the freaking Dudley Boys.
  • Butt-Monkey: Every match has him humiliated at least once in the ring.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Tried his luck on Carmella to no avail note ,Lana, who is a married woman, and his sensitivity trainer.
  • Catchphrase: So many:
    • He tends to call his opponents S-A-W-F-T, SAAAAWFT - although this particular phrase has been handed off to Cass, probably because his delivery of it is almost a meme in itself.
    • "How you doin'?"
    • "My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G, and a bona fide stud. And you can't. Teach. That. And this right here? This is Big Cass, and he's 7 foot tall. And you can't. Teach. That. Bada boom, realest guys in the room! HOW YOU DOIN'?" With Carmella accompanying them, he adds "And this right here? This is Carmella, and she's hot as hell. And you can't. Teach. That." between Cass' introduction and the "Bada boom".
    • He's taken to referring to the rival tag team du jour as "a couple haters" when they insult him. The entire bit usually goes something like "What do we got ova' here? A cuppa hatas? A cuppa hatas?"
  • Chew Toy: Enzo's role in tag matches with Big Cass is to take all of the offence from the opponents, and you can be sure that if Enzo & Cass are losing, it's Enzo taking the fall. Fans have begun joking that Enzo's finishing move is "Tag in Big Cass" because of this.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not so much on the mic or in the ring, but his backstage promos with Cass occasionally run into this. In one promo, Cass takes over the speaking after a short intro by Enzo. For the rest of the promo, Enzo ponders over something Cass said before having an epiphany in the last 20 seconds and insistently trying to get Cass' attention to point out the fact that he understood the joke.
  • Crowd Chant: His catchphrases got over the crowd quickly: "Ohhhh Enzo Amore!", "How you doin'", "S-A-W-F-T SAWWWWFT!"
  • Epic Fail: His actual attempts to wrestle. He has no real moveset, and his offense mostly consists of "get thrown at people by Cass and then run away"... although he has improved marginally to the point where Cass no longer does all the work. He's improved even more since coming to 205 Live, but he more or less relies on cheating to win his matches.
  • Expy: Enzo's basically a louder, hammier, more ridiculous version of Road Dogg. Introduce self in hammy manner, introduce partner in hammy manner, do so consistently enough that the audience can say your intro with you verbatim, and have the crowd finish off with your catchphrase. It's basically lifted straight out of New Age Outlaws.
    • Also imagine a smaller version of Diamond Dallas Page....after consuming a beer keg full of espresso.
  • Face/Heel Double-Turn: Enzo was always a jerk, but since winning his first championship, he started insulting the cruiserweights while putting himself over and viciously taunting Neville, who had become rather distraught with his loss. Eventually, tempers boiled over, and Enzo became a victim of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, despite having a no-contact clause stating that anybody who put their hands on him that night would lose their chance to earn a title shot at him. The next night, he belittled the other cruiserweights and viciously assaulted Neville with a crutch, cementing his heel turn and the audience's sympathy for Neville.
  • Failure Hero: Is unable to even hold his own against, let alone defeat, Cass during their feud (even The Big Show's help hasn't made much of a difference). Furthermore, Enzo's one "victory" over Cass (during a Street Fight) only happened because Cass ended up injuring himself and causing the match to be stopped; Enzo's actual offense was literally nil. That being said, this was eventually subverted at No Mercy 2017 when he managed to defeat Neville note  for the Cruiserweight Championship.
  • Finishing Move: Famous in internet circles his page on The Other Wiki was once vandalized so that his finishing move was listed as "Tag in Cass". His actual finishing move isn't much different: a Fastball Special done from the top rope that he and Cass first called Sky's the Limit (everyone else calls it the Rocket Launcher, since that's what its innovators, The Midnight Express, called it) and has since been called Bada Boom Shakalaka. After splitting off from Cass, he adopted Eat Defeat as his finisher, which Corey Graves says he calls "JawdunZo". He has a signature move which is a diving DDT.
  • Fountain of Memes: Dear Lord, yes.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Since his arrival to 205 Live, Enzo has made enemies of cruiserweights who didn't think he belongs with them and eventually annoyed everyone to the point they all took Neville's side.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: During the duo's first PPV match on the main roster, Enzo was legitimately knocked out cold mere minutes into the match during a sequence where he was to be dumped to the outside through the ropes, but Enzo whiplashed his neck on a rope and splatted to the mat.
  • Groin Attack: Got on the receiving end of this against Rusev. He managed to dish some out against Neville.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In one promo during the period when his leg was broken, he rants that a place he'd been to wasn't handicapped-accessible and thus were liable.
    • How many US presidents can you name? Because Enzo can name all 44 of them (as of that promo). Judging by Cass's genuine look of surprise and reaction, this wasn't necessarily rehearsed (or if it was, Cass had no idea).
    • As shown in this promo for the Cruiserweight Classic, he can be extremely articulate while freerapping at the same time.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Turned face solely because everyone in the crowd cheered him for his comical Miles Gloriosus nature.
  • Hot-Blooded: Every single time he speaks.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: At one point, he sported some huge blond muttonchops.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Made fun of AJ Styles' soccer mom hair when he has that abomination of a hair.
    • Also made fun of Kalisto for "dressing like a shmuck" when he dresses like that.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: He has leopard spots shaved on his head for crying out loud!
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Whatever outfit he's wearing, it still looks ridiculous on him.
  • Incoming Ham: Once those turntable scratches hit, you've got about 3 seconds until Enzo jumps out, bouncing all over the stage.
  • Insistent Terminology: More like insistent spelling: He refers to the opposition as soft, spelled "S-A-W-F-T... SAWWWWFT!" Also counts as Funetik Aksent.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He said so, week after week, in an extremely antagonistic manner, but Enzo wasn't lying when he said that 205 Live became much more popular when he joined the roster, in addition to the Cruiserweights getting two main-event segments in a row on Monday Night Raw after Enzo won the title.
  • Joisey: His home state.
  • Large Ham: Is pretty much his default setting.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Limited, in that just about everything he wears will have leopard-print somewhere on it, as did his customised wheelchair. Hell, he's even shaved the design into his hair.
  • Love Triangle:
    • Amore entered one with Lana after he flirted with her. This of course was a trap all along and resulted in Rusev giving him a brutal beating.
    • During his relationship with Nia Jax he was supposed to enter one with her and Alexa Bliss, but that storyline was canned due to his release.
  • Manly Tears: On the June 19th, 2017 episode of Raw, Enzo at one point shed a single tear during the revelation that Big Cass was the one who had assaulted him backstage.
  • Meaningful Name: "Amore" is Italian for "love". Given how much he talks about being a stud...
  • Miles Gloriosus
    Enzo: If me and Cass had a dime for every time we got beat up as a kid, we'd have ZERO DIMES!
  • Multiple Reference Pun: Occasionally refers to himself as "Muscles Marinara", and that he'll "give [you] the sauce."
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: How he introduces himself to the crowd...WHILE SCREAMING!
  • Naked People Are Funny: A late 2016 promo had Enzo walk around backstage naked after getting locked out of the locker room. After processing the fact, he's rather comfortable with it until he runs into Lana. Which prompts a feud with Rusev who is rather upset that Enzo is naked in front of his wife.
  • The Napoleon: He's actually 5'9, which is tall for an average person, but small in WWE standards. Partnering with Cass does not help matters, which makes him look like a midget whenever they are together. Nevertheless, he manages to tower over most of the 205 roster.
  • No Indoor Voice: Enzo has two volume settings: loud and louder.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He was a target of one after winning the Cruiserweight Championship and annoying the entire 205 Live roster, being demolished by Neville, Braun Strowman and the rest of the cruiserweights. The next night, he unleashed one on Neville, ruthlessly beating him up with a crutch.
  • Odd Friendship: Out of the ring, he's pretty close to Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe. Not a trio you'd think would have a lot in common.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this expression whenever he finds himself cornered without Big Cass to haul his ass out of trouble.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Enzo."
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Serves the role of bringing lighthearted comedy segments and hilarious promos (even comedy wrestling matches) to NXT. This role of being the humorous breather between other storylines and matches was particularly evident at Takeover 2.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He was pretty sexist in NXT vignettes with himself, Cass, and Carmella, though it should be noted that Big Cass immediately called him out for it and Enzo's been portrayed as an idiot every time he does something sexist.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: And you can't. Teach. That.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Due to breaking his leg, though he showed up in backstage segments.
    • In 2018, Enzo was fired from WWE amid rape allegations (to be more exact, he was released because he failed to inform the company about said allegations, though Enzo claimed he found out when WWE did).
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
  • Ricky Morton: Enzo's role in the pairing was basically to get his ass kicked for long enough to build momentum for a hot tag for Cass to come in and destroy everybody, then hit their Fastball Special Finishing Move for Enzo to get the final pin. It worked because of the size dynamic (Enzo's slightly below average build compared to Cass's basketball player-like frame), and because Enzo's mostly billed as a damage tank that can absorb a lot of punishment for his size and keep going.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In the ring or not, Enzo thinks he's way bigger of a deal than he actually is, and this became especially apparent when he won the Cruiserweight Title in 2017. No more than 2 1/2 hours after winning the championship, he declared himself the best Cruiserweight Champion of all time even though he kicked Neville in the nads to win the belt.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: He once claimed that he's never had a girlfriend because he 'refuses to commit himself to failure', not because, by his own admission, he treats women like dirt.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Describes his temporary storyline with Nia Jax before he was released from the company.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • The training vignettes from his early NXT days show that he refused to take Carmella seriously as a potential superstar, even when she kept handing him his arse.
    • He also refused to accept that Carmella is not interested in him at all, despite all his advances being rebuffed (sometimes violently).
    • He also falls for Lana's seduction, despite it being an obvious trap.
    • He explained to Big Show that he didn't have a plan before his match with Cass. Unsurprisingly, he got squashed by Cass and Show had to come out and save him.
    • He pissed off the entire 205 Live locker room by belittling them and exaggerating his own accomplishments. Obviously, none of them wanted to protect Enzo from Neville and they all beat him up later.
  • Truth in Television: Actually knew Colin Cassady from his teenage years; they first met on a basketball court in New York City.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even when Big Cass was revealed as being behind multiple assaults of Enzo backstage, Enzo refused to throw away their friendship and instead tried to make amends. Unfortunately, Cass showed that the undying loyalty was only one-sided, and he attacked Enzo again after a fake apology.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Would not shut up after their victory with The Bar, to the point that fans chanted "Thank you Sheamus!" after Sheamus knocked him out with a Brogue Kick.
  • Verbal Tic: "How ya doin'"

    Tropes applying only to Big Cass 
  • Arch-Enemy: After calling Enzo "dead weight" on the June 19, 2017 episode of Raw. Cass seems to make a new archenemy in Enzo.
  • Beard of Evil: as a heel
  • Berserk Button: Harm Enzo in any way and you will be on the receiving end of a beatdown, just like Aiden English when he threw Enzo through the ropes ala Payback.
  • Big Applesauce: From Queens. You can hear it a bit in his accent when he speaks.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His original name in the independent circuit, Big Cazz, meant Big Dick in Italian. He later changed it to Big C. Now CaZXL in his reunion with Enzo (nZo) in Ring Of Honor.
  • Blatant Lies: He and Enzo made a number of videos about them training Carmella and getting her a tryout, all of which ended with Enzo looking like an idiot. Cass always promised to not post them online (and always did). It took Enzo a while to catch on, but he got there in the end.
  • Catchphrase: "How you doin'?" and "SAWFT."
    • "I'm gonna..." [shakes like he can't get the word out] "SPELL IT OUT FOR YA!"
    • Since being called to the main roster: "There's only...ONE WORD, TO DESCRIBE YOU! And I'm gonna spell. It. Out. For ya."
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: For Enzo.
  • Cigar Chomper: His first gimmick as the Dean of University of Florida.
  • Crowd Chant: Post heel turn. "CASS-HOLE!"
  • David vs. Goliath: He towers nearly all his enemies. He's also the Goliath against his former friend Enzo. But inverted against The Big Show note , where Cass is finally the David for once.
  • Death from Above: His Signature Move, the Empire Elbow.
  • Duck Season, Rabbit Season: Pulls one off on Aiden English, though how intentional it was is debatable.
  • Expy: Fans see similarities between him and Test: both tall guys with similar features and movesets, right down to their finishers, the Big Boot.
  • Evil Feels Good: After getting fed up with Enzo's antics, Cass admitted to attacking Enzo on the June 19 episode of Raw, claiming that he felt good attacking Enzo simply because he was dead weight preventing him from becoming a champion.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Cass was revealed to have been Enzo's mystery attacker all along since the Raw before Extreme Rules.
  • False Friend: According to Cass, he was this to Enzo for years out of pity, since (again, according to Cass) no one likes Enzo.
  • Fastball Special: He throws Enzo off the top rope in their finisher, the Rocket Launcher. He's also known to bodyslam Enzo on top of opponents.
  • Finishing Move: The Empire Elbow (Jumping Elbow Drop), Big Boot and East River Crossing (sitout swinging side slam).
  • The Giant: 7 foot tallnote , and you "can't teach that." Although, in a subversion of the usual trope, he's far and away the better wrestler of his pairing with Enzo, for what that's worth.
  • Hate Sink: Give him credit: His gleeful, Hope Crusher-style betrayal of Enzo seems to be making Cass quite effective at earning the audience's disgust.
  • Height Insult: His last feud in WWE had him mocking Bryan Danielson for his height. This led to him beating an actual midget dressed as D.Bry on an episode of Smackdown Live!. However, what should have been just a hit became a full-blown assault, and this, alongside his rude behavior and mistreatment of ex-girlfriend Carmella, led to his release after being put down by Bryan at Backlash 2018.
  • Hidden Depths: He once got into a sing off with Aiden English...and actually sang really well.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Told Corey Graves that, if it weren't for him, the breakup and feud with Enzo never would have happened...when if he didn't want the breakup and feud, he could have just not sneak attacked Enzo.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Deliberately injured Big Show's arm to hinder any more WMDs, Chokeslams, etc.... but soon injured his own leg (thus hindering his own Big Boot as well as his general mobility) in an accident during a Street Fight match with Enzo.
  • Large Ham: Not as much as Enzo, but he's still pretty hammy.
  • No-Sell: Not so much in singles matches, but when he's teaming with Enzo, Cass will pull this.
  • Not So Above It All: Sure, he looks like the more sensible one, but he's more than happy to participate in Enzo's weirdness.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His canon ring name, Colin Cassady, started to disappear in early 2015 or so. Since being called up to the main card from NXT, he has been exclusively referred to as "Cass" or "Big Cass". His first name (Colin) and even his full last name (Cassady) have seemingly been totally discarded, to the point where Lillian Garcia got in trouble with brass for announcing him in his RAW debut match as "Colin Cassady" at a house show. Apparently, they take enforcing this trope very seriously.
  • Phrase Catcher: "And this right here? This is Big Cass. And he's 7 foot tall, and you can't. Teach. That."
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "There's only one word to describe you and I'm gonna Spell! It! Out! For! Ya!" "S-A-W-F-T! SAWFT!"
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: On June 19, 2017, he gave one of the harshest ones ever seen on Raw to Enzo Amore. It was so bad that Enzo actually cried (not so much because of the insults themselves, but because he was heartbroken by Cass' betrayal).
  • Shout-Out: During NXT Takeover 2, Big Cass called for the bucket in the same way The Dudley Boys would call for the table. Which is ironic as the first feud they had on the main roster was against the Dudleys.
  • The Straight Man: Serves as this to Enzo Amore. The fact that someone as hammy as him qualifies shows just how over-the-top Enzo is.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Sure, Corey, publicly exposing Cass was awesome and all... But now you're right next to Enzo on Cass's list, for snitching.
  • Underwear of Power
  • Wham Episode: His betrayal toward Enzo on the June 19, 2017 episode of Raw.
  • Wham Line: "YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I DID IT!" after Corey Graves proved that Cass faked the backstage attacks on himself and accused Cass of attacking Enzo.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In an effort to throw suspicion off himself after attacking Enzo Amore backstage, Cass staged an attack on himself to make it look like whoever targeted Enzo was targeting him as well. Unfortunately for him, he was caught in the act the second time by a security camera, footage from which was shown by Corey Graves.

    Tropes applying to both Enzo and Cass 
  • Arch-Enemy: Sylvester Lefort, Blake and Murphy, The Revival, The Club... they've had a few.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: During their NXT run, they were paired with Carmella as their valet. Enzo was the brains (or the mouth), Cass was the muscle (brawn) and Carmella was the beauty.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Not that Enzo's small, but Cass is 7 foot tall, and you can't. Teach. That.
  • Boastful Rap: Their current theme, "SAWFT Is a Sin", is one of these.
  • Brains and Brawn: Describes their time after NXT as Carmella had started having singles matches. Cass was the brawn and Enzo was the Brains known for his insults on the mic.
  • The Cavalry: For Cena in his feud with The Club, with no forewarning.
  • Childhood Friends: Have been friends since they met on a New York basketball court as teenagers.
  • Expy: Of New Age Outlaws. The similarity to them is so striking that fans are guessing that they might get the same treatment as the NAO.note 
  • Heterosexual Life-Partner: Didn't really get close until they met each other again in NXT. They had instantly clicked with each other after realizing that they met before and are always seen together after that until Cass' inevitable heel turn
  • Long List: Sometimes utilize these in their promos, while the crowd says "How you doin'?" between each of the items on the list. Examples include Cass naming things that he likes raw, and another in which he rattled off a list of well-known pairs of best friends. On the July 4th, 2016 episode of Monday Night Raw, Enzo dissed the Social Outcasts by claiming that every President in United States history would be ashamed of the segment they were a part of. He named every President, in order, off the top of his head.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hyperactive and boastful Enzo and reserved and thoughtful Cass.
  • Trash Talk: Even more so than most wrestlers, they basically run on Catch Phrases and their absurdist put-downs of their opponents.
  • True Companions: Subverted. After Cass was revealed as Enzo's mystery attacker on the June 19th, 2017 episode of Raw, he and Enzo appeared to make up and reunite the next week, with a heartfelt embrace and Enzo even telling Cass that he loves him. Then Cass attacked Enzo on the stage as they left the ring together.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Carmella.
  • Unperson: Post-release for Enzo. It says a lot about his actions when their announcement of his release didn't include the standard "future endeavors" follow-up statement. On top of removing his profile from the WWE website, they also didn't list him on their alumni page (even CM Punk is on that page), and even removed him from their truck graphics — many of which haven't been updated from as far as 2012. He's well past the CM Punk treatment at this point and on the fast track to being Hulk Hogan'd.
    • It says something that, given Hulk's existence has started to be acknowledged by the WWE again that he's shot past being Hogan'd and has reached the point where he's being Chris Benoit'd.
    • Cass' announcement didn't include the "future endeavors" statement, either. He seems to be heading the same way Enzo has gone.
  • We Used to Be Friends: After Cass betrayed Enzo, Enzo took the betrayal seriously, even cutting a promo telling him that he was a seven foot catchphrase that he wrote. Cass would savagely beat him in a one-sided squash match after that.

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Don't Hit On Maryse

Enzo tries hitting on Maryse. The Miz rebukes him and lists down the reasons why nobody likes him and why he's a failure.

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