As noted, WWE officially announced the news on Tuesday (June 19, 2018) that they had released Big Cass from his contract. There’s no word yet on what led to the WWE making this decision to release him.
Cass had been under contract with the WWE since 2011. WWE issued the following statement:
“WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass).”
In an update, Dave Meltzer is reporting that Vince McMahon called a meeting at SmackDown in Toledo today and fired Cass. There’s speculation that an incident that happened last month may have gotten him in some heat with WWE officials.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Cass upset WWE officials because he went off-script during a segment on an episode of SmackDown Live on the USA Network that involved a little person, who was dressed as Daniel Bryan and ended with Cass beating him down in the middle of the ring.
The original idea was for Cass to hit a big boot to the person and stand tall but he wanted and eventually did a spot where he hit the big boot then connected with several punches.