WWE Releases Big Cass Days After Money in the Bank 2018

William Morrissey, a.k.a. Big Cass, has been released from the WWE just two days after his loss to Daniel Bryan at this year's Money in the Bank pay-per-view. The announcement comes from WWE.com after the company came to terms with the superstar's release.

Big Cass' release comes at a curious time as the WWE Superstar just returned from a major knee injury that sidelined him for eight months. He was also selected as the first program for Daniel Bryan following his clearance to get back into the ring.

WWE didn't give a reason for Big Cass' release, but there was a report that the superstar took a segment with a performer on a May episode of SmackDown Live too far. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Big Cass was told to stop the segment after hitting the performer, a little person dressed as Daniel Bryan, with a Big Boot. However, Cass felt he should take the attack further to gain the most heat from the crowd. When he was shot down by the producers backstage, he took the issue to Vince McMahon who also told him no. Big Cass would defy his orders and delivered more punishment during the live segment than he was supposed to.

Big Cass would lose his one-on-one match to Daniel Bryan at Backlash in May and again at Money in the Bank, tapping out to the Heel Hook both times.

Before his injury, it seemed Big Cass was being positioned for a big singles run. In 2016, Big Cass was involved in the Universal Championship Fatal Fourway with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens (Owens would eventually win).

Afterwards, he and tag team partner Enzo Amore feuded with different teams but never could capture the Tag Team Championships. In 2017, Big Cass turned on Enzo but he injured his knee on an episode of Monday Night RAW before the conclusion of that feud. He would require ACL surgery, which kept him out of action.

Big Cass was moved to SmackDown Live during the 2018 Superstar Shakeup after WrestleMania 34 and was cleared to return to the ring on the same day as Daniel Bryan. Feeling overshadowed by Bryan, Big Cass took out his frustrations with an attack on the returning superstar and started their feud.

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