WWE Superstar Big Cass may have "heat" in the locker room due to his love of President Donald Trump.
According to rumors from Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cass is a big fan of the POTUS, much to the chagrin of his pro-wrestling colleagues, while former partner Enzo has reportedly earned the ire of his peers for another reason.
In his latest report, Metlzer talks about locker room on Enzo, for some violation of WWE's carny-based locker room code (example violation: wearing the wrong color tie while shaking hands with The Undertaker), leading to "King" Roman Reigns barring him from the locker room, forcing him to get dressed elsewhere. Meltzer refers to it as the "Miz treatment," referencing a legendary incident wherein Chris Benoit barred The Miz from changing in the locker room after The Miz got crumbs in Benoit's bag (though, hindsight being twenty twenty, Miz got off easy in that exchange). After Benoit's death as part of a murder/suicide, The Miz continued to respect the ban until invited back in by The Undertaker, according to wrestler John Morrison.
But for Cass, according to Metlzer, the heat is for an entirely different reason:
Cass has some heat, particularly with his views on politics as he's a strong Trump supporter in a locker room where many don't share those views, but management is super high on him and unlike with Enzo, the reaction of the wrestlers to him will not affect his push, at least right now. But the reaction to him is pale compared to that of Enzo.
It may seem strange that more wrestlers don't support Donald Trump, considering his long history with the business. Trump hosted WrestleMania 4 and 5 at his Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, and even played an on-screen role culminating in the co-main event of WrestleMania 23, pitting his champion, Bobby Lashley, against Vince McMahon's champion, Umaga, in the Battle of the Billionaires. Trump is a WWE Hall-of-Famer, alongside wrestling greats like Hulk Hogan, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and Nickolai Volkoff (yet another Russian wrestling connection).
But while Cass's fellow wrestlers may take issue with his political views, they're unlikely to have an affect on his career. A longtime friend of the McMahon family, Trump appointed Linda McMahon to his cabinet, and the McMahons donated money to Trump's campaign. The entire McMahon family was even photographed alongside the president in the White House.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin has stunned 46 percent of the people in this photo, including the president. pic.twitter.com/GKkz0cjB5d
— dhm (@dhm) February 15, 2017
If anything, Cass's alleged Trump support should endear him to upper management, resulting in an even bigger push.