Big Cass had an unfortunate incident at an indie show not too long ago. Since then he pulled out of the spotlight and sought out help. We haven’t heard much from him, but he has received plenty of love from fans.
During a recent Talk Is Jericho, Big Cass appeared and opened up about his struggles. He also mentioned how DDP has been there for him as support. This assistance started a while ago as they first made contact after Big Cass suffered a seizure at a House Of Hardcore show.
“DDP’s a guy that I knew — so WrestleMania weekend and PPVs and stuff when you run into Hall of Famers or people who are in the hotel, it’s always that, ‘Are you excited for Sunday? Okay, all right, hi, goodbye.’ Me and DDP would always chat. Half-hour, hour, something like that. So we had this connection every time we saw each other. So then when I had the seizure he called me. We had a heart-to-heart, and then he kept checking in with me. And then after we did the Garden in April, the night before WrestleMania, he had heard from somebody that I was sober, in great shape, doing well. So he called me and congratulated me on that and was like, ‘All right. Now me and you are gonna get work, we’re gonna get you back in shape for wrestling, to make a wrestling comeback.’”
“Not only that, DDP is very positive, he has a great mindset. He’s helped me mentally, emotionally. When I stay with him, it’s like a family atmosphere. So we do DDP Yoga, we get to work, but at the same time I feel like part of the family. We eat dinner together, me and his family. So he’s helped me, I’d say more importantly on the emotional and mental side of things than the physical. The physical, definitely he’s helped me stay in shape, get in better shape, be more flexible, things I need to perform wrestling-wise. But more importantly, he’s helped me, like I said, mentally.”
Big Cass has a long road ahead of him in pro wrestling. Hopefully he can avoid those demons in the future and he can come back with an even better focus. It certainly sounds like he has some good people around him to rely on.
Thanks to 411 Mania for the quote