WWE releases Big Cass after brief return from injury

June 20 (UPI) — Professional wrestling star Big Cass has been released by WWE after returning to the company in April following an injury.

“WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass),” WWE said in a statement Monday.

Big Cass, billed as a 7-footer, was last seen on WWE programming Sunday as part of the company’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. He lost his match to Daniel Bryan, the superstar whom Big Cass began feuding with after recovering from a torn ACL.

Personal conduct issues including heavy drinking while on a WWE European tour and being intoxicated in public played a part in Big Cass’ release, Sports Illustrated reported, citing multiple sources.

Big Cass joined WWE in 2011 as part of its developmental brand now known as NXT. He is best known for forming a tag team with Enzo Amore, real name Eric Arndt, who was released by WWE in January amid sexual assault allegations.

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