Former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore — real name Eric Arndt — got kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight on Thursday before takeoff for vaping and not following instructions from flight attendants.
According to both Pro Wrestling Sheet and TMZ Sports, the plane was set to take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York and head to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, but the flight had to be halted after Amore repeatedly refused flight attendants’ instructions to stop vaping.
TMZ was told by law enforcement sources that Port Authority police were called to the aircraft, but did not arrest him.
Delta refused to put Amore on another one of their planes, so he had to find another way to travel to Los Angeles.
A rep for Delta told TMZ, “A customer was removed from Delta flight 747 operating from New York to Los Angeles for not following crew instructions.”
“The flight returned to the gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport where the customer deplaned without further incident.”
A musician who sat near Amore on the flight posted a video on Instagram of him grabbing his belonging and leaving the plane. He yelled Amore’s catchphrase, “How you doin’?” and the former wrestler looked back and smiled.
Upon arriving at Los Angeles, Amore gave his side of the story to TMZ and claimed a guy next to him was vaping.
“It was a slight aberration. A man in street clothes came up to me and he said are you vaping? I’m not a snitch. Somebody was vaping around me, I ain’t saying who it was,” Amore said.
He also says that he was able to get on another flight so he got to Los Angeles with no problem.
On January 23, a woman falsely accused Amore of raping her in a Phoenix, Arizona, hotel room on October 19, 2017. He was fired from WWE the same day, due to his failure to inform WWE of the investigation (Amore later stated via his lawyer that he did not know of the investigation until it was made public.). On Twitter, Amore “fully and unequivocally” denied the allegations against him. On May 16, 2018, the Phoenix Police Department ceased their investigation due to insufficient evidence.