Professional wrestler Enzo Amore comes across as a hyperkinetic and mischievous ruffian in the ring, but he insists he is genuinely interested in how you are doing.
“How you doin’?” says Amore, his eyes wide with sincerity, his platinum hair bouncing foppishly. “How you doin’?”
While amore and partner Colin Cassidy are among the WWE tag team division’s fiercest competitors, each is renowned backstage as a great listener who is more concerned about the wellbeing of others than his own.
“How you doin’?” the kind-hearted seven-footer routinely says to anyone who looks glum. “How you doin’?”
Both Amore and Cassidy are trained in counselling and psychotherapy, and have encouraged many of their peers to open up about their feelings — even notoriously guarded Dean Ambrose and his silent pal Mitch.
The key, Amore says, is to make a genuine heart-to-heart with people: “Empathy,” he says. “you can’t teach that.”