WWE releases Enzo Amore as police investigate rape accusation

WWE superstar Enzo Amore -- real name Eric Arndt -- has been released by the organization.

Arndt was suspended on Monday by the WWE, pending an investigation into a woman's accusation last week that he raped her in Phoenix in October.

"WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault," the WWE said in a statement Monday afternoon. "Until this matter is resolved, Eric Arndt (aka Enzo Amore) has been suspended."

On Tuesday, the WWE announced that the current cruiserweight champion had been released. Arndt was a two-time cruiserweight champion and part of the 2015 NXT tag team of the year with Big Cass.

Before professional wrestling, Arndt was a linebacker and safety at Salisbury University.