CaZXL, aka Big Cass, recently detailed his 2017 attack on former partner Enzo Amore, revealing he was not the original planned attacker.
During a recent conversation with Chris van Vliet, CaZXL, who is best known as former WWE Superstar Big Cass, discussed his short lived rivalry with Enzo Amore. The dynamic duo made their main roster debut on the episode of Raw the night after WrestleMania 32. The pair had become two of NXT’s hottest Superstars at the time, and would quickly build a loyal fanbase following their Raw debut.
Enzo was mysteriously attacked on a June 2017 episode of Raw. Although Big Show was initially believed to have carried out the attack, it was soon revealed that a frustrated Big Cass was behind the act.
This reveal would disband the team of Enzo Amore and Big Cass and lead to a match between the two at the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view. However, Cass would recently reveal that he was not the original attacker WWE had in mind:
“I don’t know. I just know sometime in 2017 when they did the storyline with Enzo getting jumped, originally it wasn’t supposed to be me. But then I don’t know what happened, then they kind of just went in another direction. Me and Enzo thought it was going to be this person or that group. Maybe it was the week before that they told us. We were swerved, but I was kind of cool with it. I really wanted to be a heel and Enzo is a great babyface to work with. He can take a hell of an ass kicking, it looks like he is getting crushed out there.”
The pair would feud with the inclusion of Big Show through to SummerSlam 2017. However, an ACL injury would then sideline Big Cass for eight months, effectively ending the rivalry. Enzo Amore would go on to appear on 205 Live, capturing the Cruiserweight Championship. Big Cass was drafted to Smackdown and began a feud with Daniel Bryan.
Both Cass and Amore were released by WWE in 2018. The pair would go on to feature on the independent circuit together and, most famously, attack several wrestlers at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden in 2019.
Credit for Interview: Insight with Chris Van Vliet