WWE News: Backstage Update On Big Cass’ Big Singles Push
Unlike some of his newly-promoted fellow NXT alumni, Big Cass has the backing and support of a lot of WWE officials, most notably and importantly, that of Vince McMahon. Vince hasn’t been very fond of the likes of Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, or The Vaudevillains since their main-roster debuts. Corbin has been relegated to back-to-back pay-per-view kickoff shows, while Crews hasn’t sniffed a match on either Payback or this Sunday’s Extreme Rules. The Vaudevillains may have earned a tag team title opportunity, but Vince doesn’t have much faith in their gimmick, and the chances they have a run this early as champions are slim. But then there’s Big Cass.
Big Cass, aka Colin Cassady, entered the WWE main roster alongside his partner, Enzo Amore, the night after WrestleMania, with the pair making an immediate impact. Their memorable shtick resonated with the more mainstream audience, and drew early comparisons to The New Age Outlaws. Despite the stamp they left on the live crowds, initially Vince didn’t get their appeal and lumped Enzo & Cass in with the rest of the rookies.That first impression didn’t stay with Vince long, however, at least for one half of the team. As the Inquisitr reported last week, Mr. McMahon changed his tune quickly with Big Cass and was even considering pushing him as a singles star with Enzo on the sidelines dealing with an injury. The certified G suffered a scary concussion at Payback and hasn’t returned to television yet. Fortunately, Big Cass wasn’t negatively affected by it. In fact, he’s been spotlighted more so than the tag team might have been had Enzo not gotten hurt.
Had Enzo not gotten knocked out in their pay-per-view encounter with The Vaudevillains, he had Big Cass were on a collision course with The Dudley Boyz for Extreme Rules, and perhaps beyond. Bubba Ray and D-Von were booked to interfere in that tag team tournament finals match at Payback, but the injury happened so early that the run-in was never able to take place. Unlike Viktor of The Ascension, Big Cass has not had to sit on the sidelines and watch while his partner is away from the WWE. In Viktor’s case, he’s suffering because Konnor is serving a 60-day suspension for violating the company’s Health and Wellness Policy.Big Cass, meanwhile is still getting the mic time normally reserved for his partner, which has seen him go toe-to-toe with the likes of The Dudleyz and Chris Jericho on the mic. Daily Wrestling News is reporting that Vince is still very high on Cass, which is evidenced by his TV time each Monday. But a source indicates to DWN that despite obvious concern for Enzo because of this, Amore will not be hurt in any way when he returns. There had been talks of transitioning Enzo into Big Cass’ manager eventually, and this injury likely accelerated those discussions.
The third member of the Enzo & Cass alliance in NXT was Carmella. She was left behind when the boys got called up with the intention of continuing to improve her skills in the ring. There were some preliminary talks about calling her up at some point to be reunited with the pairing, but now WWE officials are discussing bringing her up to pair her directly with Big Cass to assist in his singles push. It’s hard to imagine Enzo not being affected even a little bit by the push of his tag team partner. And even if they tried to separate the two when Amore was healthy enough to come back, there’d be a gigantic elephant in the room any time either was involved in a segment. But the bottom line is that Vince remains high on Big Cass, and you certainly can’t teach that.
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