Big Cass appeared to be poised for big things ahead of a terrible knee injury this Summer.
Embroiled in a feud with Enzo Amore, Cass tore his ACL on August 21. Sidelined for at least nine months, Cass will miss a big singles push, the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
Cass spoke to Booker T on his Heated Conversations podcast about his injury and recovery.
"I’m doing good, in the process of recovering right now from an ACL injury. I kind of have a lot of time to myself but I’m doing really good. I’m on schedule to come back when the doctor’s think I’ll be back. I’m just rehabbing every day, trying to get back as soon as possible.
I tweaked it on the way out of the ring and it curled under me when I landed on the floor. I felt it pop and I immediately knew that I had torn my ACL. Just from everything I’ve seen about ACL tears -- I knew right away. I tried getting up and back in the ring and I kind of couldn’t really walk on it, but I slid back in the ring and continued. The ref checked on me because he knew something was up and I told him, “I think I can go. I think I can finish the match.” So, I knew my knee was torn but your first instinct is always, “I’ve got to keep going if you can possibly go.” I’m obviously, visibly hurt. I am hobbling and I slammed Enzo into the ground and went for the elbow off my left leg. I always do my elbow off my left leg and my leg just went out. The ref came over to me and said, “Roll over, get out of the ring.” It’s frustrating when your brain is telling you to do something and your body won’t let you. "
In Cass' absence, his former partner Enzo has went on to great success in a heel run that has led to a Cruiserweight Championship.
You can hear Cass' full interview with Booker T at this link.