WWE has announced that they've parted ways with Big Cass, or, as he must now be called since WWE owns the name Big Cass, William Morrissey. The 7-foot-tall superstar came under fire earlier this year when he reportedly went off-script to deliver an in-ring beating to a little person.
Cass, who seemed likely to be a surefire success due to his size and hossness, assets prized by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, saw his career stall after he was injured during a match with his former tag team partner, Enzo Amore. The feud with Enzo was designed to punish Enzo for being disliked backstage, but due to the mid-match injury, Enzo ended up technically "winning" the feud. Around the same time, it was reported that Cass had locker room heat for his support of Donald Trump.
Enzo went on to become Cruiserweight Champion and later be fired for failing to disclose a rape investigation to WWE management (charges later dropped) before launching a terrible rap career, while Cass sat on the sidelines recovering for nine months. Upon his return, he soon garnered heat from management for the little person segment, and promptly lost multiple PPV matches to Daniel Bryan, who Cass mocked for his small stature, before being released today. Carmella, who ran with Enzo and Cass in NXT and dated Cass before the pair broke up while he was injured, is currently the WWE SmackDown Women's Champion.
In their statement, WWE broke from tradition which usually includes wishing released performers well in their future endeavors, instead saying only:
WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass).
Big Cass William Morrissey may be seven feet tall, but WWE is ice cold, and you can't teach that!