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Backstage Incident with Big Cass at Indy Show

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A backstage incident with former WWE star Big Cass marred last night’s WrestlePro farewell for owner Pat Buck, who was officially wrestling his last match for the promotion after signing on with World Wrestling Entertaining as a Producer.

PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources that were present that Cass, who was booked as an unadvertised surprise to appear in a battle royal, was acting “aggressive and erratic” backstage over the course of the evening, leading to several incidents and finally, his expulsion from the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, NJ.

At one point, Cass confronted AEW star Joey Janela in a threatening manner, looking for a physical confrontation, apparently stemming from Janela’s run-in several months back with Enzo Amore at a Blink 182 concert in New Jersey.  One source believed Cass slapped Janela, but we were not able to confirm that.  The irony over the situation, we are told, is that Cass and Janela had been in the same locker room the night before for Northeast Wrestling and there had been zero issues at all.

Cass was approached by WrestlePro’s Kevin Matthews, who defused the situation for the moment.   Cass continued to be loud and belligerent towards Janela to the point that Dan Maff warned WrestlePro that if Cass wasn’t calmed down, he was going to have to step in and handle the situation himself.  Maff is known for being an extreme professional backstage, so that he even intimated he was at the point he wanted to take care of the situation was a huge sign Cass was in the wrong.   WrestlePro later had Maff and Janela, who were wrestling on the show, moved to a private room so they could call their match without distraction and to keep Cass separated from them.

However, Cass’ behavior didn’t stop there as he, according to four different sources, made his way through the locker room accusing several of stealing a sweater he owned and began threatening that he was going to “take care” of the entire locker room, insinuating he was going to beat people up.

This continued until Cass ended up in a smaller backstage room with AEW stars SCU and Pat Buck, who were in the middle of putting together their main event match for the event.  Cass began accusing everyone in the room of stealing his belongings and acting in a threatening manner, threatening to fight them.  He then turned to Buck, who was sitting and said, “What are you going to do, tough guy?” and spit in Buck’s face.

Buck, with no recourse as he was backed against a wall, punched Cass and took him down with that one punch.  Buck then grabbed Cass and controlled him on the floor as other wrestlers stormed in and pulled Cass out of the room.  We are told that the second Cass was down on the floor, his entire demeanor changed as he went from aggressive and threatening to questioning why he was hit and asking what was going on.

Local police who were in the building (the Rahway police station is next door to the Rahway Rec Center so whenever there is a wrestling show, there are tons of on duty and off duty officers who stop by to visit) were asked by WrestlePro to escort Cass from the building.  Cass was removed and Buck’s farewell went on as planned.

The consensus in the locker room that Cass was completely unprofessional, especially given the fact that he was being given a chance by the promotion to come work as he was trying to redeem himself in the business.  Some were so angry over the situation that there was a belief that had Cass remained in the locker room, there were wrestlers who were willing to physically throw him out (or worse) themselves but they were trying to be professional with someone who wasn't being professional at all.

There was a lot of sympathy for Buck given what tonight meant to him personally and because he was placed in a situation where he had zero choice but to defend himself against someone much bigger that was disrespecting the locker room.  Obviously, Cass won't be booked again by the promotion.

PWInsider.com was later told by several fans that even after being ejected, Cass remained outside the venue after WrestlePro's event ended and at one point, it appeared local police were searching his car.  Cass sat down on the sidewalk and according to three different fans we heard from (including one who sent the picture below), began loudly making remarks about himself to the point that concerned authorities called for an ambulance to take Cass to transport him to a local hospital:

Cass was released from WWE in 2018 after a seven-year run with the company.  In December of that year, he collapsed at a House of Hardcore event in Philadelphia while walking to his merchandise table during intermission, going into a seizure.  Since then, he has admitted fighting depression and anxiety issues and has worked towards being sober, including being assisted by Diamond Dallas Page in recovering from his personal issues.

https://www.pwinsider.com/article/129559/backstage-incident-with-big-cass-mars-wrestlepro-event.html?p=1

Yikes. I'm not a fan of the guy, but it sounds like he has major issues that he needs to work through.

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I couldn't read much past "spit in his face" absolutely fucking NOT! That's grounds to die.

And that whole "going from threatening, to why was I hit, suddenly" screams drug use. I've witnessed it first hand. That man is abusing something. He and Enzo are trashhhhh, and you can't teach that.

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Spit in his face that’s trashiest behavior anyone can display.

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The best thing WWE ever did was not call Carmella up with Enzo & Cass.

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I hope he finds the help he needs. In the mean time, he should retire from the biz to work on himself

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Meth, never once.

Hope he gets his shit figured out.

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Oh great another druggie wrestler acting out. 

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8 hours ago, Angelic said:

I couldn't read much past "spit in his face" absolutely fucking NOT! That's grounds to die.

And that whole "going from threatening, to why was I hit, suddenly" screams drug use. I've witnessed it first hand. That man is abusing something. He and Enzo are trashhhhh, and you can't teach that.

Drug use, or multiple personalities. It’s plausible that the seizures he had in the past and his substance abuse issues have triggered a real mental health issue.... that or he’s absolute scum of the earth like Enzo. And to think, WWE were trying to rehire these people (and still might tbh) to come back to NXT to help with ratings and such 🤢

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Yikes. Both him and Enzo are so unbelievably trashy.

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