HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Happy Birthday to Hackensack's Eric Anthony Arndt, aka Enzo Amore.
A professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer, he was born in Hackensack Dec. 8, 1986 and turns 31 Friday.
Arndt is more commonly known by his WWE name Enzo Amore, where he performs on the Raw brand.
He is a 2005 graduate of Waldwick High School, where he played football, and also attended Waldwick's Julia A. Traphagen School and Crescent School. He always wanted to be a pro wrestler, and started training at 16 with Joe DeFranco at the DeFranco's Training Systems gym in Wyckoff.
Amore continued his football career at Salisbury University, a Division III NCAA school, playing linebacker and safety for the Sea Gulls from 2007-09. He earned a degree in journalism.
Before turning pro, he worked as a disc jockey for the New York Jets, a piano mover, and a manager at Hooters.
Amore had no prior wrestling experience before signing with WWE in 2012. He made his NXT television debut in 2013.
He is ranked 122 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016.
Amore lives in Hackensack.
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