Former WWE superstar, Big Cass, took some time to speak with our very own Wrestling Inc. President, Raj Giri, about his experience shifting into a singles star as opposed to being a tag team alongside Enzo Amore. The interview was conducted last Thursday, before the incident at WrestlePro on Saturday night.
"In terms from tag team to a singles [star], I think that me and Enzo both are stars," Cass explained. "So when you put two stars together, each one of them wants to grow on their own. We were both itching to be apart from each other because he can do what he does and I do what I do without each other. So when that [split] happened, I think we might have played upset on television but me and him were both very happy about that. I know he was because it was just a chance for him to show what he could do by himself, and he was proud of me because I could show what I can do by myself."
Whenever Cass did finally venture out onto his own as a singles wrestler, he quickly thereafter started a rivalry against former, multi-time WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan. Cass had nothing but high praise regarding Bryan and their time working together in the squared circle.
"Working with him was absolutely amazing. We would call barely anything in the back, and we'd go out for house shows in the main event," Cass said. "And I was really nervous and he was really calm, and he was like, 'No, we're gonna call [the match] out there.' We would go like 25 to 30 minutes of nothing called except the finishing sequence. He would just walk me through and guide me through the entire match. While it was happening, I was like, 'This guy is the best in the world. No one can touch him.' He made me comfortable out there to the point where I could walk through a match with him, twenty minutes without anything called, and just be confident in what I was doing. He is the man."
Cass had previously mentioned that his Wrestlemania dream match would be to go one-on-one against, Roman Reigns. Now that Cass has departed from WWE, he's unsure if this will ever be possible in the future.
"It's definitely a dream match [to go against Roman Reigns]," Cass explained. "I just don't know if it's feasible depending on where I go or what he does; I don't know what his situation is. I don't know if it's feasible but we shall see."
Cass is nevertheless impressed by Roman's presence both inside the ring and in the locker room backstage. He remembers Roman as someone who keeps himself well-aware and involved in everything around him while performing.
"He's the best, man. He owns that locker room, he polices that locker room to the point where no one steps out of line with him," Cass said. "I only got to work with him a few times - I think Tribute to the Troops, that fatal-4-way on RAW, but every time I work with him... even if he's not involved in the spot, he knows what everybody's doing. I was like, 'Holy s--t, this guys' really f--king good. He knows what I'm doing with Seth even though he's just buried on the floor doing nothing.
"Every time I worked with him was a pleasure. He's really good and I feel like people maybe underrate him, I think. Besides Bryan or AJ, even with them, he could be the best in-ring performer in the company."
A company Cass also has his sights set on is the rapidly developing AEW that premieres on TNT on October 2nd. Cass says he has kept on eye on everything the company has dished out so far, and he looks forward to seeing how the WWE further responds to the added competition on Wednesday nights.
"I've been watching everything they've got. My thoughts are that I'm just really excited for October 2nd," Cass explained. "I'm just waiting to see what they have, and I've watched all their pay-per-views, and semi pay-per-views, and all that stuff. I think that they're putting out a f--king amazing product, so, I just can't wait to see how WWE responds. I know that have NXT on Wednesdays nights but it's an hour, so we'll see what happens there."
Cass' full interview aired as part of today's episode of our WINCLY podcast. It can be heard via the embedded audio player at the bottom of this post.