Former WWE star Big Cass has released an apology for ruining a WrestlePro event over the weekend after causing a scene that required police involvement.
The incidents occurred on Saturday night when Cass aka CaZXL, who was booked as an unadvertised surprise, started acting “aggressive and erratic” with talent backstage — according to PWInsider.
Joey Janela was one of the people he approached in a threatening manner, apparently looking to start a fight over the wrestler’s beef with Enzo Amore.
As the backstage drama unfolded, Cass also accused talent of stealing from him and began threatening to fight people over it. This all lead to an incident with Pat Buck, who was wrestling his final match with the promotion due to signing on as a WWE producer, that ended with Buck punching Cass and removing him from the building with other wrestlers.
Police then got involved and it’s unclear what happened after that, though he wasn’t arrested.
Cass released an apology on Tuesday — through Enzo Amore’s Twitter — stating the following:
To my fans & all concerned,
I have been very honest with my past struggles, and it has been an ongoing battle. On Saturday night, I obviously let my demons get the better of me and I ruined an important night for a really great guy in an unfortunate series of events. I have worked incredibly hard to get where I am, and even harder to overcome my ongoing battle with depression. But I will work my absolute hardest to right the wrongs of Saturday night and apologize to Kevin Mathews, Pat Buck, Joey Janela, the entire WrestlePro locker room and all parties involved from the bottom of my heart. I’m getting help from family and friends as we speak and will be getting professional help in the near future and ask all to please respect my privacy in the meantime. When & if I reemerge as a public figure it will be in good faith and I hope to inspire those who struggle with the same mental health issues I do to seek the help they need. If Tyson Fury can do it….so can I. Remember…I ain’t dead yet. And neither are you.
Peace and love, William Patrick Morrissey III —
The 33-year-old wrestler was released from WWE in 2018. He recently went public about his alcohol addiction and depression in an effort to help others going through similar struggles.