Big Cass climbed up through the ranks in WWE alongside Enzo Amore, before the tag team was split and Cass was then seen as a villain. Whilst Amore went on to become Cruiserweight Champion before his release back in January, Cass was sidelined with a knee injury and was only able to make his return to WWE TV as part of a feud with Daniel Bryan coming out of WrestleMania.
Cass made a number of mistakes throughout this feud and was then shockingly released from his contract back in June, part way through the rivalry with Bryan. Interestingly, Cass has finally spoken out about his release as part of his appearance on Heated Conversations With Booker T where he revealed that he agreed with WWE’s decision to terminate his contract.
“I’m doing good, just living my life right now,” Cass said via RingsideNews. “Hitting the gym, waiting for my 90-day [no compete clause] to end. Anticipating what’s next on my schedule, trying to get myself in the best shape possible. Just living life, I don’t know how else to say it.”
Cass seems to be doing well following his release, but he agrees that he made a lot of mistakes in his final few months.
“If I’m going to be honest with you, I made a lot of mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes in a very short period of time,” Cass admitted. “I did some things that I shouldn’t have done. I guess the company couldn’t rely on me and couldn’t trust me. Look, I’ll just be honest with you, in my opinion, they made the right decision for them.”
“It was the right decision to get rid of me at that point in time – not to say I won’t be back – but at that point in time, they definitely made the right decision for them. To be honest with you, looking at it they made the right decision for me. Everyone makes mistakes, but when you make that many mistakes in that short of a period of time then you lose people’s trust and you’re not reliable anymore.”
“Yeah, I would have, [fired myself]. I definitely would have fired myself. If I was in Vince McMahon’s position, I would have fired myself for sure, one-hundred percent.”
Cass makes his debut on the Independent Circuit on September 21st when he wrestles James Storm as part of Big Time Wrestling’s show in Spartanburg.