Big Cass promises to get help.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Big Cass caused a scene at WrestlePro, getting into an altercation with multiple wrestlers, accusing members of the locker room of stealing his belongings and threatening to beat them up. Cass would get in the face of Pat Buck, working his WrestlePro farewell match, who punched him out. Cass left the venue in an ambulance after making statements concerning himself once he was escorted out of the locker room by police.
Today, Sept. 17, Cass released a statement on the incident through his friend Enzo Amore.
To my fans & all concerned,
I have been very honest with my past struggles, and it has been an ongoing battle. On Saturday night, I obviously let my demons get the better of me and I ruined an important night for a really great guy in an unfortunate series of events. I have worked incredibly hard to get where I am, and even harder to overcome my ongoing battle with depression. But I will work my absolute hardest to right the wrongs of Saturday night and apologize to Kevin Matthews, Pat Buck, Joey Janela, the entire WrestlePro locker room and all parties involved from the bottom of my heart. I'm getting help from family and friends as we speak and will be getting professional help in the near future and ask all to please respect my privacy in the meantime.
When & if I reemerge as a public figure it will be in good faith and I hope to inspire those who struggle with the same mental health issues I do to seek the help they need. If Tyson Fury can do it....so can I. Remember....I ain't dead yet. And neither are you.
Peace and love,
William Patrick Morrissey III
Cass has made it no secret that he has struggled with depression and anxiety along with vices such as alcohol and smoking. He seemingly turned his life around following a seizure in December 2018, seeking help from Diamond Dallas Page to get himself right.
Kevin Matthews offered his support to Cass.
Myself and the entire @WrestlePro family are all behind you and wish you all the health and happiness in the world my friend. Can’t wait to see the new and improved CazXL! kick ass bud -- @TheCaZXL pic.twitter.com/7CW8AcY758— KM / Kevin Matthews (@Superstar_KM) September 17, 2019
Cass had been regularly working Independent events without incident prior to the altercation at WrestlePro.