Details on Reasoning Behind Big Cass’ WWE Release

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Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned Big Cass doesn’t seem to have been fired for one certain reason, instead it was a mix of multiple things — the most noteworthy happening on WWE’s European tour. 

As we first reported, Cass went against a directive from Vince McMahon last month during a segment involving a little person. We’re told this is when things began to go south for him. 

According to Sports Illustrated, Big Cass was apparently drinking during the European tour which took place a week later and allegedly had “attitude issues.” They also claim “being intoxicated in public” is one of the underlying reasons for his firing. 

Multiple sources tell us one of the incidents which rubbed people the wrong way happened in private, however, on the WWE bus chauffeuring talent.

We’re told the bathroom lock was apparently broken, but Cass didn’t realize it and thought he was being pranked. After being stuck inside for too long, a claustrophobic/angry Cass broke down the door. This meant people had to embarrassingly use the bathroom afterward with no door.

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 angry as others.

Both of these incidents in such short time — coupled with 1-2 additional unverified incidents that we’re working to confirm with sources — seem to have been the final straw.

“WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass),” the company announced on Tuesday. As you might’ve noticed, the wrestler was not wished well in his future endeavors.

The 30-year-old last wrestled at Money in the Bank in a losing effort against Daniel Bryan

  • Devin Kelly

    F’n ridiculous! God forbid he was drunk on the European tour. Oh golly! Oh no! Can’t have a wrestler acting unruly. And this is why the product remains of a shell of what it once was. The road has always been the wild west! This era of PC overkill has already affected anything else that was good, so now lets cut the balls off of pro wrestlers and the traditions of the road too! *vomits* Give me the eighties and nineties back over this type of BS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Cass will do fine without all that red tape. He might even excel.

    • James Hayes

      Cass you really should be looking for work no playing on the internet.

      • David Schneider

        I read OP’s comment in Big Cass’ voice lol

    • Van_Hammersly

      So you hire him. Or stop crying.

    • KevinLockard

      Well said.

      • Kim Black

        I worked for Dick the Bruiser in the early 1970s before breaking my back bad enough that I couldn’t pass the physical for the athletic commission to be authorized to wrestle. And some of the guys had reputations for constant partying on the road. Ray Stevens was like a high school kid partying with his buddies while his parents where out of town constantly. Some guys are just like that. I guess it helped them deal with the pain And being away from home 300 or more days a year. Oh yes that ‘fake’ pretend sports entertainment hurts and its about as fake when it comes to PAIN as that children’s game called pro football!

    • Bennett

      Heh, I know for a fact that plenty of the boy still drink and get rowdy on the road and nobody cares. This was just an excuse. Anyone they want to fire, they can make up a reason. The bottom line is just that he rubbed a bunch of people the wrong way and they got sick of him, just like his rat-faced little buddy. This decision was probably made months ago, and they just went ahead and let Bryan bury him on the way out as an added middle finger.

      • Craig Llewellin

        Losing to Bryan isn’t really being buried to be fair. Losing to Curt Hawkins is being buried.

        • Bennett

          No, but going on and on and on about being a big man, a really big man, who is tall and big, a big tall big man who will always beat little men, then getting absolutely *demolished* by Bryan twice in a row, tapping out both times, is getting buried. They booked him to look like an absolute chump.

          • Leo Grant

            Well to be fair he did decide to go into business for himself by beating up a dwarf after being told to just hit one move and don’t do anything else.

    • PhilHarsonic Boom

      Best post on here.

      • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

        not really.

    • Snorlax

      Ah, the Good ol Days when you could be a dick to those around you and be annoying with no consequence

    • Twon0577

      Give you the 80’s and 90’s? You do know the majority of wrestlers from those eras died from various drug and alcohol issues?

    • Carlton Jolly

      I love the 80s and 90s wrestling. I loved the stories on the road, but pretty much all of my favorites from that time have all passed away. The show isn’t regional anymore, it’s corporate with stock holders and big money marketing. Hell, Big Cass is an Idiot. Titus O’Neil got suspended for basically touching the boss. This idiot had multiple warnings and still couldn’t get it right. Idk, I think he has issues and the drinking is masking something.. Is he still with Carmella? How can he blame Enzo for his knee injury? He walks out on a match?? Idk. Vince thought so little of him, he didn’t even get a 90 day no compete…

    • Bitchard Pryor

      Yeah, because all the 80’s wrestlers who are crippled or dead because of alcohol and substance abuse issues are SUPER entertaining. You fucking dipshit.

  • Michael Grooms

    “What’s “Big” Willy Morrissey doing in the Impact Zone?!?”

    • PhilHarsonic Boom


    • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

      That was stupid.

    • Louis


      • #WOKEN Lou DiFigliano

        What’s Big Ass doing in the Impact Zone!!!???

  • Matt omega

    now how come stephanie still has a job for being a ceo with her husband and slapping her gm hmm shouldn’t she be fired even though its vince daughter.

  • MachoMunky

    He’ll be fine look at Cody Rhodes, stuck in the mid card pretty much all of his WWE career, he leaves and now is one of if not the biggest draws on the indie circuit

    • blank x

      That tells you the dire state of the indies. Cody is average in the ring, and is only over in Japan because Japan love gaijin heels

      • Shane Strickland

        LMAO! The indies are in a dire state? Cody is only over in Japan? Did you miss the part where the All in show, a self-funded show, not belonging to any particular promotion, sold out in under thirty minutes? That is 10,000 tickets by the way. This is despite only having one confirmed match. Not sure where your unfounded and completely untrue statement comes from, but it couldn’t be more false.

        • doc

          White House press briefing.

    • Craig Llewellin

      Cody was always an underrated talent in WWE, many fans loved him and was always frustrated he never went anywhere within the company. The same love isn’t there for Cass from the fans.

      • Carlton Jolly

        I disagree. Cody always got the push from Big Dust. Cody vs. I il Rey.. Dudty put that together. I really believe.. it’s hard going to work and seeing memories of your dad. Plus. ..He’s Dustys boy. He’s making moves like his pops would.. Good for him..

        • Sammie Helen Wisneski


      • Wayne Ast

        Cass also doesn’t have Cody’s talent.

    • Big Daddy

      Rhodes has the family name so companies will book him strongly and he attached himself to the hottest group in pro wrestling in bullet club.

      Ryback, wade Barrett, Damien sandow, Adam rose have done little to nothing since being released.

      • agentboolen

        None of those guys are 7 feet tall… And you can’t teach that, whoops sorry couldn’t resist. But seriously there’s always interest in big guys like him. Im sure if he has a good attitude on the Indy scene he’ll do much better then those guys.

        • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

          Neither is Cass you dumb cockface.

          • agentboolen

            Point is he’s taller then most guys which usually helps in wrestling shithead.

          • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

            Shut the fuck up you dumb cocksucker.

          • agentboolen

            Look at the troll with the little cock talking shit like he’s 7 foot tall. Screw you ass clown, go troll somewhere else tiny cock asshole eater.

          • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

            Suck my dick you dumb bitch.

          • Louis

            Why you startin’ trouble, bruh?

      • Leo Grant

        Well it would be hard for Rose to do much with regards to being hired by other wrestling promotions given his domestic abuse arrest.

      • Sean Allen

        Wade Barrett doesn’t want to be involved with wrestling that much and wants to do acting roles, same with Damien Sandow

    • Aaron David Harwood

      you’re comparing Cass to Cody???? Big difference, Cody has talent.

      • Richard H1S

        Also Cody was with the E for what 8 years? He had a pretty impressive resume when he left versus a guy who was main roster for 2 years and spent a solid chunk of that on the shelf.

        • Gamer

          It is cringeworthy when someone calls WWE the ‘E’ what the heck? Although you do have a solid argument Rich

  • JB

    There’s got to be more to it. Drunk on a European Tour? That’s a time honored tradition. He kicked down a bathroom door after he got trapped inside? Who wouldn’t? More details will come out for sure.

    • Big Daddy

      Pretty much yes. Mark Henry threatened to beat up a fan in belfast. I heard Orton got really angry at another years before that and wanted him to fight outside hotel. Hornswoggle I have seen drunk as a sailor on those tours.

      Pretty much everyone except Cena and punk back in the day got drunk on those tours.

      • Anupam

        Cena is a drinking champ tho

  • Louis

    With all due respect, Ryan, I have a tough time believing anything Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports. Barrasso gets none of his stories right and all his rumors turn out to be pure crap.

  • Trey Flow

    Does it suck that Big Cass is out of a job? Yes. Does that mean I’m going to buy his shirt when it comes out on ProWrestling Tees? Hell no.

  • David Young

    McMahon is just a control freak

    • Leo Grant

      Well he is the boss while Cass is his employee so…..

  • newv newv

    Vince: Big Jobber! YOUR F’N FIRED! *gets big booted*
    Big Cass: *loses his mind and then gets beat up by Braun Strowman and escorted out of the arena*
    Enzo: *smokes a blunt* Ronda. Watch your back.

    • Anupam

      I see what you did there, thats “inception” level references

      • Andrew

        Inception was a horrible movie

    • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

      That was dumb.

  • The big boss Hog

    lets be honest, big cass was terrible. his gimmick was that hes tall, thats about it. think about it. he looked amazing compared to enzo, who although wasnt the greatest wrestler wasnt that bad. Enzo had a job to do and that was get thrown around a lot take the bumps and then get the hot tag to cass who then cleaned up. with his what 3 moves, big boot, clothesline, side slam.

    he was only ever popular because of enzos charisma.

    when he tore his ACL he wouldnt finish the match, HHH did with a quad tear, Austin did when practically paralised. hell even hardcore holly did with a broken arm. Cass was never really going to cut it.

    • Anupam

      More recent example would be Balor

      • justbandit


  • agentboolen

    Im sure impact wrestling is on the phone with him right now.

    • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

      You stupid. Shut up you dumb virgin.

      • Louis

        That guy is stupid.👊

    • Louis

      Nope. 90 day no complete clause.

  • Devin McMusters

    But he can make more money on the indies, right?

    • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice


  • SMFtwstdHICK

    Cass released… Cause of drinking and such… Translation… Little goat boy Danny didn’t like him.. Goes to daddy Vinny. Cass released.

  • James Maynard

    Glad hes gone he was useless no talent joke of a wrestler

    • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

      Man, you on crack.

      • Andrew

        Big Cass really was a joke & a ripoff of Edge.

        • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

          No he wasn’t. Shut up.

          • Andrew

            Yeah he was. Both him & Enzo were horrible & the worst tag team in WWE history.

          • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice

            Suck a dick.

          • Andrew

            Eat shit, loser.

    • Wayne Ast

      Yes. No real talent with no real moves. His claim to fame came with Enzo – and the popularity was due to Enzo’s mouth. Period. What did he do in singles action? Did the crowd react to him as a heel? His mike skills showed us why Enzo always held the mike.

  • James Maynard

    No SID but you are

    • Sycho Vicious Sid Justice


  • Frank Rizzo

    What a poorly written article

  • Lance

    meh… now lets get rid of Corbin…