NXT’s “realest guys in the room” make their Raw debut.
Hot damn it’s good to see Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy in a WWE ring live on Monday Night Raw in front of a crowd who would surely adore them.
Did they ever.
Going beyond the fact that Michael Cole was calling them an “acquired taste” when the entire building was eating out of the palm of Enzo’s hand — which I wouldn’t recommend, by the way, you’d probably be high for a week — the moment sounds came out of his mouth, this was fun in a way most Raw segments cannot be.
Silly as this may sound, we need more catchphrases in wrestling that don’t make you cringe. Enzo is literally overflowing with them, like he has so many in his tiny little body he needs to unload them as fast as possible. Big Cass can just stand there and incorrectly spell the word “soft” and it’s somehow the best thing you’ve ever seen.
And you WANT to be a part of it. You don’t want to make fun of it, you don’t want to mock it in a chant, you want to be the one saying it along with them.
You know who else got over like that? The Rock. He was just a charismatic dude you liked listening to who came up with catchphrases you liked saying along with him. When he worked a match and got a near fall, you loved it because you loved him because of those awesome catchphrases. It’s a ridiculously silly but entirely legitimate way for a performer to get himself over in pro wrestling.
These two are made.
Would also like to shout out Bubba Ray Dudley for his reaction to getting ethered throughout the entire segment. Not that it was necessary to get the act over, but it was a real nice cherry on top.
Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady debut on Raw
They saved the biggest (in the case of Colin Cassady, literally) debut for last (we think).
After the Dudleyz got their win back from the Usos in a tables match, Bubba Ray and D-Von were antagonizing the ring crew and crowd, saying the wouldn’t leave – because no one could make them.
Enter the Smacktalker Skywalker and his seven foot tall friend.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass’s music hit as the Dallas crowd finally had something to cheer about besides their own antics. Zo launched into their usual entrance spiel, and then proceeded to specifically tear down the ECW legends with his unique brand of one-liners and insults.
After some jawing by Bubba, Cassady got the mic and invited the Dudleyz into the squared circle to try and shut them up. The heels stepped that way, but decided to back out (cause heels) – which gave the Big Man a chance to have American Airlines spell one of the Realest Guys in the Room’s many catchphrases – and set up their first main roster program.
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