W. Morrissey was once part of the hottest tag team in WWE alongside Enzo Amore, but he believes his final stint in the company left a sour taste.
First aligning in the summer of 2013, Big Cass and Enzo Amore were once the hottest act in all of WWE. Forging their alliance just before the peak of NXT was beginning, the duo instantly rose to fame in the former black-and-gold brand, despite never capturing a single set of Tag Team Championships.
A call-up to the main roster following WrestleMania 32 halted their success, however, as they would be broken up just over a year later, before the now-W. Morrissey went on the shelf for ten months after suffering a torn ACL. His return in April 2018 saw him last just two months before being released from the company.
Now with IMPACT Wrestling, W. Morrissey joined Renee Paquette on The Sessions as he discussed this final run with Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant:
“We [Renee and I] were doing rehearsals, and yeah, I feel like maybe there was a lot of stuff going on that day and I guess I must have made a comment like, ‘Are we going through the whole thing in rehearsal?’.
And I thought that maybe they just wanted to get the shot where we’re going to stand so you look way shorter than me, you know, tricks of the trade, and I said, ‘Are we going through the whole promo?’ because it was, it was like two pages long, and there’s a lot of stuff to rehearse that day, and there were a lot of big things going on and I don’t know, you knew better than me.
I don’t know what happened after that, I was already kinda not doing well and I was really not being a good employee and I was really not living up to my end of the bargain and I was making a lot of mistakes. And these came back to back to back to back, these weren’t six-month separated isolated incidents, it was all at once.”
W. Morrissey would be released from his WWE contract on 19 June 2018, just two days after losing to Daniel Bryan at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso would later report that his release was due to being intoxicated while on a WWE tour and failing to follow direct orders from Vince McMahon.
Wrestling under a variety of names since departing WWE, W. Morrissey has battled through personal issues, gaining the help of Diamond Dallas Page to become sober and begin treatment for depression.
He’s been with IMPACT Wrestling since the 2021 Rebellion pay-per-view, where he replaced an injured Eric Young in an eight-man tag team match. His surprise appearance was exclusively reported by Inside The Ropes’ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy prior to the event, which W. Morrissey talked about during an exclusive interview with Gary:
“My first thought was, ‘who’s the stooge’? Was it the guy that picked me up from the airport? Was it the person that was in the lobby at the hotel that saw me? Or was it somebody that was here at the building in the production meeting or saw the run sheet? That was honestly my first thought was – ‘who’s the stooge’? Who said something?”
You can read the entire interview here.