W. Morrissey has recalled Triple H’s furious reaction to him going off script at SummerSlam in 2016.
During their time in WWE, W. Morrissey (Big Cass) and Enzo Amore (nZo) were arguably more well known for their entrances and promos as they were their work in the ring.
Part of the duo’s entrance routine included a promo to hype up the crowd and lay the verbal smackdown on their opponents.
It was during one of these entrances, that the pair got on the wrong side of Triple H. At SummerSlam in 2016, the duo were set to take on Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens in Brooklyn, New York. To give their entrance more of a kick, and tip the hat their host city, Amore quoted lines from the Notorious B.I.G classic “Juicy” while Cass sang a couple of lines of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”
While the crowd loved the entrance, the reaction backstage was decidedly different, as performers aren’t allowed to use or recite copyrighted music. On the WWE Network version of the show, that portion of the team’s entrance has been cut out.
Speaking during an interview with Renee Paquette on The Sessions, W. Morrissey said that Triple H was furious with the off-the-cuff moment.
“We went off-script in SummerSlam in Brooklyn and sang I think a Frank Sinatra song, and you can’t sing or imitate things that are copyrighted. That was a stern talking-to. It was Hunter [Triple H]. He was furious, Hunter, but we didn’t know. We didn’t know there was such a thing.”
Despite being the WWE system for a few years up to that point, W. Morrissey admits that the pair simply didn’t know they were breaking any rules.
“If you go back and watch that SummerSlam, I think it was 2016, they had to cut it,” Cass said. “That was something we weren’t told in NXT. We did it and we thought, ‘Yeah, New York, we f***ing crushed it, man! F*** yeah, that was on the fly and everybody was with it!’ Then we got to the back and it was like, ‘You… you… come here.’ I was like, ‘Oh f***.’”
W. Morrissey was released by WWE in June 2018, amid problems with alcohol addiction and numerous other issues.
He later began appearing on the independent scene before joining IMPACT Wrestling. On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, the star was teased as the mystery opponent for Wardlow on the May 4th edition of the show.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.