Though he hasn't been in WWE since June 2018, Big Cass was in a high profile position when he was released. He was coming off a feud with Daniel Bryan when backstage issues lead to his release. Prior to stepping away from the spotlight, Cass spoke to Wrestling Inc about his time in the ring with Bryan.
"Working with him was absolutely amazing. We would call barely anything in the back, and we'd go out for house shows in the main event," Cass said. "And I was really nervous and he was really calm, and he was like, 'No, we're gonna call [the match] out there.' We would go like 25 to 30 minutes of nothing called except the finishing sequence. He would just walk me through and guide me through the entire match. While it was happening, I was like, 'This guy is the best in the world. No one can touch him.' He made me comfortable out there to the point where I could walk through a match with him, twenty minutes without anything called, and just be confident in what I was doing. He is the man."
Cass' release, and subsequent problems on the Independent scene, have hampered his chances of returning to WWE in the near future. But should he return to the company, he has his eyes set on The Big Dog.
"It's definitely a dream match [to go against Roman Reigns]," Cass explained. "I just don't know if it's feasible depending on where I go or what he does; I don't know what his situation is. I don't know if it's feasible but we shall see. He's the best, man. He owns that locker room, he polices that locker room to the point where no one steps out of line with him."
Cass continued, "I only got to work with him a few times - I think Tribute to the Troops, that fatal-4-way on RAW, but every time I work with him... even if he's not involved in the spot, he knows what everybody's doing. I was like, 'Holy s--t, this guys' really f--king good. He knows what I'm doing with Seth even though he's just buried on the floor doing nothing. Every time I worked with him was a pleasure. He's really good and I feel like people maybe underrate him, I think. Besides Bryan or AJ, even with them, he could be the best in-ring performer in the company."
Cass is currently away from the wrestling business after an incident at WrestlePro on Sept. 14 that ended with him getting punched by Pat Buck. You can view Cass' statement on the incident by clicking here.