Big Cass opens up for the first time since his release from WWE.
On June 19th before SmackDown Live aired on the USA Network, it was announced by WWE that Big Cass had been released from his contract. Cass spent seven years total in the WWE including the time he spent in the company's then-developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling which was soon converted into NXT where Cass found success as a tag team act with Enzo Amore. Two days prior to Big Cass' release he went one-on-one Daniel Bryan at the 'Money In The Bank' PPV.
Following the breaking news of the now-named "Big C" being released, Fightful's own Sean Ross Sapp published an exclusive about Cass' firing and wrote that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon called for a private meeting with Cass early Tuesday morning and broke the news to him then. It was also noted within the exclusive that there were "several sources" of backstage heat on Big Cass and Cass hinted at that when he guest appeared on WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T's 'Heated Conversation' podcast. This is the first time that Cass has spoken out publicly since his release from the company in June and during the podcast he stated that he does not blame WWE because if the roles were reversed, he would have fired himself too.
"Well Book, if I’m being honest with you, I made a lot of mistakes." Cass said. "I made a lot of mistakes in a short period of time. I did some things that I probably shouldn't have done, and I guess the company just… they couldn’t rely on me, they couldn't trust me and… I’ll just be honest with you, in my opinion, they made the right decision for them. Is it the right decision to get rid of me at that point in time? Not saying I won’t be back, but at that point in time they definitely made the right decision for them and to be honest with you, looking at it they made the right decision for me so… that’s what happened. Too many mistakes in too short of a period--everyone makes mistakes but when you make that many mistakes in that short of a period of time then you lose people’s trust and you’re not reliable anymore." The conversation continued with Booker asking Cass if Cass would have fired himself, "Yeah, I would have. I fully… I would’ve fired myself. If I was in Vince McMahon’s position, I would’ve fired myself for sure. One-hundred percent.” Cass said.