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Big Cass On Getting Called Up From NXT, Enzo Amore’s Concussion, Summerslam

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Big Cass recently took some time out to talk to SportingNews.com.

Cass recounted the moment when Triple H told Enzo Amore and himself that they were getting called up from NXT to the big show.

“It was just a very surreal experience,” Cass said, “I’ve been signed here for about five years when that conversation took place, so I’ve been working for that moment for five years. Me and Enzo, three years together, have been working at it to get to the main roster. So when we had that conversation with Triple H, it was very surreal and a lot of mixed emotions in that moment. But I’d say the most overwhelming emotion was joy. We were just so ecstatic about finally getting to debut on the main roster.”

He continued about his time at NXT, “Me and Enzo, of course, our main goal was to get to the main roster, but we knew it was going to happen eventually somewhere down the road. We were thoroughly enjoying our time in NXT. Like I said, it’s a family down at the Performance Center and we were having a great time. We were traveling the world with our best friends and having a great time. So, if the call was going to come, of course, we were going to be extremely ecstatic about it. But if it didn’t come, we were also happy because we were having a party down there. We were traveling, performing, lighting it up night after night on those road shows and Florida shows and just having a great time.”

Cass reflected on his Raw debut the day after WrestleMania 32.

“Behind the scenes,” He said, “It was us sitting in the locker room watching “Monday Night Raw” and just pacing around and sitting around, lights are moving and you can’t wait to get out there. Then with about 20 minutes until we were going to go out, we started heading that direction, toward the curtain. I remember me and Enzo walking down the hallway and we just had a swagger about us. I remember we had a confidence about us walking down that hallway, going to the curtain. We had a feeling we were going to do a great job and get a great reaction. We were walking down that hall with a purpose and with a swagger and with a confidence about us, like we’re going to go out there and we’re going to crush this. Finally, we get to the curtain, our music hits, we get a good reaction and I’d like to say we crushed it like we expected to.”

Back at this years Payback Pay-Per-View, Cass’s partner Enzo Amore suffered a concussion during a match. Cass offered his perspective.

“He got thrown into the ropes and I saw everything; I saw him hit, I saw him hit the floor,” He said, “I told the ref to check on him. Usually if something like that happens, it’s as simple as, “Hey, ref, check on him.” The ref checks on him, everything’s all good. If he can continue the match, you continue. This time, I told the ref to check on him and there was no reaction. The ref checked on him again and there was no reaction. Protocol in WWE is get away right away, everybody get away and that’s when I knew something was severely wrong.”

There were questions about how it would affect Cass if Amore was sidelined.

“That was definitely the talk of the car ‚ÄĒ if he’s off TV, I’m probably going to be off TV,” Cass said, “And that was a thought that went through my head. But then I showed up in St. Louis and was told you’re in a match tonight so go out there and show people what you can do without Enzo, and show people what you worked so hard for, and also do this for Enzo. So when I went out there in St. Louis that night, there were a lot of emotions and a lot of carryover from the night before. I went out there with an aggression and intensity about me that I’m doing this for Enzo, that’s my brother. He’s sidelined right now, but I’m here to make a statement.”

Cass and Amore will be facing Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens at Summerslam on August 21st. Big Cass talks about his relationship to the marquee event.

“I’ve been to four SummerSlams all in that area,” He said, “I was at SummerSlam ’97, ’98, 2002 and 2007. I was there as a fan wishing I could be a WWE superstar. Now I’m walking into Brooklyn, N.Y., as a WWE superstar in front of those fans. Right now, the excitement is indescribable, and I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like on that evening going into SummerSlam in front of the hometown crowd, people I grew up with, friends and family against Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho with Enzo by my side.”

He concluded, “It’s a blessing to be able to do that on Aug. 21. It’s going to be amazing.”

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