WWE Releases Wrestler Big Cass

Seven-footer lost Sunday’s opening “Money in the Bank” pay-per-view match to Daniel Bryan

Last Updated: June 19, 2018 @ 4:16 PM

WWE has released wrestler Big Cass.

“WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass),” the pro-wrestling promotion said in a (very brief and entirely unsentimental) statement.

The former Colin Cassidy’s former tag team partner Enzo Amore was fired from WWE in January following a rape accusation.

The release comes two days after Cass wrestled his last match at the company’s “Money In The Bank” PPV event, losing to fan favorite Daniel Bryan. It was Cass’ first major program in the company after returning from an injury, in which the seven-foot wrestler mocked Bryan for his smaller size.

Big Cass and Amore found cult popularity after being paired as a tag team in 2013 while performing for WWE’s developmental promotion, NXT.

They made their television debut in April 2016 the night after Wrestlemania 32 and became one of the last tag teams to feud with the legendary hardcore duo The Dudley Boyz before their retirement. They also teamed up with John Cena in a match against Bullet Club alumni A.J. Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson. In 2017, Enzo & Cass competed in their only Wrestlemania match as part of a multi-team ladder match for the tag team titles, which they lost to the returning Matt & Jeff Hardy.

But two months later, WWE broke up the team in a storyline in which Cass was revealed to have secretly assaulted Enzo backstage for several weeks while no one was watching, feigning an injury to avoid suspicion. In June 2017, the former partners faced off one-on-one, with Cass winning the match. A month later, Cass suffered an ACL tear that forced him out of the ring for eight months until he returned this past April for the short-lived feud with Daniel Bryan.

The release ends Cass’ seven-year tenure with WWE, during which he won no championships.