If there was someone on the WWE roster who can bridge the gap between PG and TV 14, then Enzo Amore is your man. The bonafide stud certainly has a way with words like no other right now. While his phrases, or promos if you will, are intellectually clever they give the edge that older WWE fans seek out.
Case in point: The last two weeks on Raw. Last week, a naked Amore walked around confidently and proceeded to make a pass at Lana, setting up a bout with Rusev. This week, Amore would make racy insinuations towards Lana during his promo before his rematch with the Bulgarian Brute. Older fans were taken back to the days of the Attitude Era when it comes to this, and as over as Amore is, well it works.
As someone who grew up during the Attitude Era, of course it was an exciting time to be a pro wrestling fan in general. Now as an adult, I look back and some of the stuff that happened during that time was probably a little too much now. I also have an eight year old nephew that is very curious, and I certainly don’t want to be on the end of those questions! While Superstars over time has stated that WWE programming is for families, the company is definitely walking the tightrope with Amore and Big Cass.
I am definitely not suggesting there should be a change. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. The team of Enzo and Big Cass are serious money. The younger kids think that Enzo and Big Cass are cool. Older fans think so too, as the duo provides the adult comic relief that has been missing on WWE programming. A healthy mix isn’t always so bad; in fact it may keep older fans from tuning out. Spotlighting them more in the upcoming year will be a good thing for the company.
Which brings me to this point; they are the most over tag team next to The New Day. The New Day has been bridging the gap between the kids and adults as well, and that is one of the reasons why they are insanely over. The trend is continuing with Amore upping the ante, so to speak. Seeing the team of Enzo and Big Cass becoming Tag Team Champions could very well happen sooner rather than later. While the story between Amore and Rusev has been entertaining, it doesn’t need to overshadow the great things about Enzo and Big Cass.
Perhaps WWE is taking more of a risk underneath the surface. The grip on Superstars has loosened up, which is a good thing here. While change is increasingly evident, it has to be a slow process. Time continues to be of essence for WWE, and they must bide that time accordingly as they advance with their transition. Not all of it is perfect but the company is heading in the right direction. Overdoing anything will hurt the progress they have made thus far.
That includes Amore and his story with Rusev. But for now, it’s best to go with the flow. Hopefully there will be more for the team of Enzo and Big Cass ahead in the New Year. That is, if the company doesn’t overdo it with Amore’s PG 14 character. While he and Big Cass are at a cruising altitude with their popularity, they don’t need to go into overdrive. It is fine just the way it is right now. All that is missing is some gold around their waists.