Former WWE star Big Cass, who is now known as W. Morrissey in IMPACT Wrestling, has taken a shot at fans who failed to call 911 when he suffered a highly publicised seizure at a wrestling show three years ago.
Cass cut a worked shoot promo on this week’s episode of IMPACT, slamming the 1,500 fans in attendance for uploading clips to YouTube instead of calling 911. Here’s what he said:
“Every time that I’ve fallen down in this industry, every time that something’s bad that’s happened to me or I made headlines for all the wrong reasons, people kicked me while I was down. When I had a seizure in front of 1,500 people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, those fans that love us and adore us, you know what they did? They took out their phones and instead of dialing 911, they recorded it and put it on YouTube.
“And then everybody in the world gets to watch me at my most vulnerable point. And my former co-workers, people that are here behind-the-scenes, people that are in this locker room, do you know what they did when they saw that video? When I was at my lowest point, they laughed at me. And nobody reached out. People that I thought were my friends, they didn’t even reach out. Not even a text, not a phone call, ‘Hey man, how are you doing?’ And for three years, nobody contacted me.”
He went on to say that the people who didn’t contact him for three years are the same people who are now happy to see him back in the ring.
“And then lo and behold, when I come back to wrestling, all those same people that hadn’t talked to me in years, all of ’em reached out. ‘Hey man, you look great! So happy to see you back! I always knew that you were gonna come back strong!’ Do you know why they did that? They wanna know that they had that powerful piece on their side.
“When I make it to the top of this industry, when I make it to the top of this company, those people, they wanna be on my team. So they reach out and they buddy-buddy. ‘Cause they want to be my friend now. Because I’m doing great.”
It was a great promo from Cass, delivered with genuine emotion and power. He was attacked by Rich Swann on the same show, continuing their feud.