Big Cass was recently interviewed on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and was asked about the alleged backstage heat surrounding his former tag team partner, Enzo Amore. Cass says that while he knows that Enzo is completely obnoxious--both inside and out of the ring--what no one seems to understand is that he wouldn't be in the WWE if it wasn't for that mouth of his.
"Enzo is Enzo. Like, the guy you see on TV is the guy you see in real life. Enzo is Enzo and, I've said this before, Enzo wouldn't be in the spot he's in, he would've never made it this far if he didn't act the way he does, so there's good with bad. A guy like that, that's how he got that far, it's just being Enzo. I'd kind of just say it's a 'go out and take it' mentality. That's Enzo. That's how he got this far and the odds were stacked against that guy many times. He got this far because that's who he is."
Also, Cass volunteered the theory that when WWE got wind that the "IWC" believed that everyone backstage at WWE was various degrees of pissed at Enzo, they decided to run with it, whether it was true or not.
"The storyline has kind of taken on its own thing. Like once it started being talked about and people started talking about it on the internet, then they were like, 'Oh, people talk about it? Okay, if it's not real, let's pretend it is and let's put it even more out there on TV.' "
Shortly after this interview was recorded, Cass blew out his knee in a match against Enzo, and underwent successful ACL surgery. He'll be out until late spring of 2018. Enzo, meanwhile, turned up on 205 Live the night after Cass's injury, and in three short weeks, he's become the new #1 Contender to Neville's Cruiserweight Championship.
You can listen to the entire Big Cass interview at this link.