It seems that Big Cass wasn’t released from WWE on Tuesday for one singular reason. Rather, it was a mix of multiple things — the most noteworthy happening on WWE’s tour of Europe last month.
As has been reported, Cass went against a directive from Vince McMahon last month during a segment on SmackDown LIVE involving a little person. This is when things began to go south for him.
According to a report by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Cass was apparently drinking during last month’s European tour and allegedly had “attitude issues.” Barrasso also claims “being intoxicated in public” is one of the underlying reasons for his termination.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet was told by multiple WWE sources that one of the incidents which rubbed people the wrong way happened in private, however, on the WWE tour bus chauffeuring talent.
As the story goes, a bathroom lock was apparently broken, but Cass didn’t realize it and thought he was being pranked. After being stuck inside for too long, Cass, who is apparently claustrophobic, angrily broke down the door.
As a result of Cass’ destructive behavior, people had to embarrassingly use the bathroom afterward with a door not fully closed. This, obviously, made some of the riders on the bus unhappy. It’s worth noting that some understood his frustration though and weren’t as upset as others.
Both of these incidents in such short time, coupled with one or additional incidents Satin was working to confirm, seem to have been the final straw for him with McMahon.
As reported earlier, McMahon held a private meeting with Cass on Tuesday at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio — a few hours before SmackDown LIVE went on the air — and fired him.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass),” the company announced on Tuesday afternoon.
As you might’ve noticed, Cass was not wished well in his future endeavors.
Cass last wrestled on television at WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday in a losing effort against Daniel Bryan. His final match for WWE actually took place on Monday night at a house show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he lost to Bryan one last time via submission.