Former WWE Superstar Big Cass, who recently teased a return to the company, was involved in several backstage incidents at last night’s WrestlePro show in Rahway, NJ.
Mike Johnson reports Cass was scheduled to work the show as an unadvertised surprise entrant in a battle royal but he was aggressive and erratic backstage all evening.
He tried to pick a fight with Joey Janela of AEW over a run-in several months ago at a Blink 182 concert. Johnson reports one source claims Cass may have even slapped Janela and the odd part about it was, the two were together in the same locker room on Friday night for Northeast Wrestling with no issues at all.
Kevin Matthews of WrestlePro attempted to defuse the situation but Cass continued loud and belligerent behavior towards Janela. Dan Maff warned the promotion that if someone didn’t calm him down, he was going to handle the situation himself.
After the run-in with Janela, Cass started accusing people backstage of stealing his sweater and threatening to beat people up. Cass then went to a room that included the trio of SCU and Pat Buck, who were putting together their match for the main event. He accused them of stealing his belongings and actually spit in Buck’s face.
Johnson reports Buck retaliated by punching Cass, who went down with one shot. Cass’s demeanor changed after the shot as he went from aggressive and threatening to questioning why he was hit and unaware of what was going on.
Police were eventually called to the scene and escorted Big Cass from the building. Cass stayed outside after being thrown out of the show and some claim police even searched his car. Eventually, police called for an ambulance and Cass was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
Cass, who was released from WWE in 2018, has had several incidents due to a battle against depression, anxiety and fighting to stay sober. At one point, Diamond Dallas Page reached out to help him in his recovery.
Here’s a photo of Cass outside the WrestlePro show: