Current IMPACT Wrestling star W. Morrissey who competed in WWE as Big Cass has discussed his infamous backstage incident with Joey Janela and says the two men have put the past behind them.
Morrissey had been a somewhat controversial figure in the wrestling world following his release from WWE in June 2018. Suffering from issues stemming from addiction and mental health issues Morrissey’s wrestling career stuttered.
At a WrestlePro event in 2019, Morrissey hit rock bottom as he chased AEW’s Joey Janela around the locker room allegedly threatening to kill him. Current WWE producer Pat Buck intervened and Morrissey was removed from the arena.
Speaking to Sean Waltman on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, W. Morrissey has now discussed the incident as well as about making peace with others he hurt in his life, as well as with Janela.
W. Morrissey explained:
“I could easily talk the talk, but it’s walking the walk. The best amends you can make is living a healthy and fulfilling life. That’s when people really believe, especially those that you have really hurt. Family members who were close to the situation. An apology doesn’t mean as much to them as me getting better and healthier. That’s what they love to see and that’s why the amends process takes a while.”
“I spoke to Joey the weekend of WrestleMania at GCW. I did a show and spoke to Joey. We’re really cool. We buried the hatchet. That was one that I genuinely needed to apologise to the guy in person. I like to do things face-to-face and was looking forward to going to the show. I didn’t know if he was going to be there. I know he’s associated (with GCW) and was hoping he would be there. I happened to walk in and we started talking right away. I was super happy about that. He’s as cool as can be and I appreciate him being super understanding.”
W. Morrissey seems to have settled into his new wrestling home of IMPACT Wrestling. He recently defeated Eddie Edwards at Slammiversary and the two men are set to face off once again in a hardcore match at Homecoming.