Speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet former WWE Superstar Big Cass has recalled suffering a seizure at a 2019 event in Philadelphia which left him hospitalised.
Big Cass was released from WWE in 2018, and would later admit to struggles with alcohol dependency, anxiety and depression.
During the conversation, Big Cass detailed one incident in particular which he says left him embarrassed at his situation. During a signing at a wrestling show, Cass collapsed suffering a seizure. The former WWE star admits that he tried to pass the incident off as exhaustion, when he secretly knew it was caused by alcohol withdrawal.
“I remember doing the signing. I remember I went to lunch with Gangrel. I remember talking with Bubba [Ray Dudley] and Tommy [Dreamer] in the locker room, going over my promo with Dreamer. I was supposed to be on right after intermission, but I had to go sign at intermission. I remember dumping my water bottle over my head [back in Gorilla]. My comb was on the table, and that’s the last thing I remember. I must have walked out to the merch table and I don’t remember anything except being loaded into an ambulance. [Chris asks about being at the hospital] I did what I did best and lied, tried to come up with some bullsh*t. I said maybe I’m dehydrated or I’m not sleeping enough, it’s exhaustion. I knew it was alcohol withdrawal, but I was too embarrassed to admit that to anybody. Some people knew because I had a bottle of liquor in my bag that I didn’t drink from. But I was super embarrassed.”
However, thankfully with the help of Diamond Dallas Page, Cass was able to turn his life around. Now known as CaZXL, Cass appeared in tremendous shape when he recently returned to action at IMPACT Tag Team Champion Doc Gallows’ Lariato Pro Wrestling Guild promotion.
Big Cass appeared to a rapturous reception, in what was his first public appearance since 2019.
During the interview, Cass went on to thank DDP for helping in his recovery, explaining that the WWE Hall of Famer “helped him a lot.”
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