Enzo Amore and Big Cass invaded the ROH/NJPW show in Madison Square Garden. Not many people bought the kayfabe invasion, but Tama Tonga didn’t appreciate not being told that this was happening in the first place.

Tonga and NZO fired some shots at each other after that and there was some heat there. While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, NZO went into more detail about his beef with Tama Tonga.

“There’s a guy, Tama Tonga who took food off my plate. So if I ever saw him out in public, same thing with Joey Janeva (Janella), I’m gonna walk up to him with my hands up. The difference I think is, I don’t think Tama is gonna walk away and I don’t give a damn. If you’re gonna book him on the same thing as me, you ain’t getting me because that’s his doing. If you’re gonna blackball me – Tama Tonga, the gatekeeper of New Japan, threw a hissy fit, got upset that he got worked just like everybody else that day. That’s what we love about pro wrestling. Now if you’re not in on it and you get upset about it, okay, and you have the nerve to throw shade at my name who did nothing to you besides take the spotlight from you? That’s all I did. If you have a problem with getting over, that ain’t my problem.”

Those two probably won’t be sharing a locker room anytime soon. NZO will continue building his brand even if it’s not likely that he’ll be getting an invitation to compete at any future NJPW event.


Thanks to Chris Van Vliet for the quote

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