Former WWE superstar Simon Gotch, who now goes by the name Simon Grimm, has a lot to say about his time in WWE particularly working with current WWE star Enzo Amore.
Grimm held nothing back in an interview with RF Video.
“I will say, to his credit, he believes his own bullshit” Grimm said of Amore.
“He is 100% confident in himself to his detriment and the detriment of others around him. He’s an example of someone who has no excuse to not know wrestling, but he doesn’t know wrestling.”
Grimm went on to bury Amore’s in-ring work recalling an injury Amore suffered performing a simple wrestling move.
“He broke his leg trying to counter a wrist-lock” Grimm explained.
“Yeah, when he was in the wheelchair on NXT, that’s how it happened” Grimm explained (H/T Wrestling Inc.).
“He broke his own leg trying to counter a wristlock. He blamed it on the canvas being loose.”
Grimm then went on to discuss Amore’s concussion at WWE Payback and that he received no heat backstage.
“He’s (Amore) almost touching the ropes, maybe a quarter of the way off because, obviously, I don’t want him to be too close or Cass (Big Cass) will tag him” Grimm explains.
“I start running with him, ghosting him the whole way, my hands are here and here, just holding him. He’s running, running, running, he hit the slide, boom, hits. I follow through, ‘yeah, motherf****, Yeah!!’
I go out of the ring. I look at him and I’m like, ‘man, he’s selling the shit out of this. Cool!’ So, I go to grab him.
I’m a light touch with stuff like grabbing because I know how bad that sucks when someone just grabs you. So literally, fingers on temples, side of the head.
He goes with me. I’m like, ‘okay, he’s good.’ Charles [referee Charles Robinson] the referee says we’re in replays, so I let go, turn around and start jaw-jacking with the crowd.
I turn back around I see this; I see the ‘X’. I go, ‘oh f**k he’s out.’”
“I never knew if there was any” Grimm said when asked if he received heat for the injury.
“I think most people know that Enzo was kind of a clod in the ring.”
“I’m like, ‘well, they wanted us to be heels and we weren’t getting enough heat. We’re going to get heat for this.’ And the immediate thing we do, the next night, we job out to Big Cass on RAW. I think we did it three times in a row. We did like RAW, Main Event, and SmackDown. I may be mistaken, but it was three times within a couple of weeks.”