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    Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Thought this post was a lot bigger than just being a thread in the independent section, this is uhh... not what I expected this weekend.

    [COLOR=var(--posttitletextcolor)]Voices of Wrestling: Big Cass arrested for threatening to murder Joey Janela[/COLOR]

    Cass chased Joey Janela around the locker room and threatened to kill him and said he would shoot him after the show. He accused other wrestlers of stealing his gear and stuff and said he'd kill them too. Got into a physical confrontation with Pat Buck and Buck laid him out quickly. The cops were called and at one point Cass said he was going to kill himself. He's currently at a hospital.




    FULL PWINSIDER ARTICLE (so you can skip out of the terrible terrible ad infested website)A backstage incident with former WWE star Big Cass marred last night’s WrestlePro farewell for owner Pat Buck, who was officially wrestling his last match for the promotion after signing on with World Wrestling Entertaining as a Producer.
    PWInsider.com has confirmed with multiple sources that were present that Cass, who was booked as an unadvertised surprise to appear in a battle royal, was acting “aggressive and erratic” backstage over the course of the evening, leading to several incidents and finally, his expulsion from the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, NJ.
    At one point, Cass confronted AEW star Joey Janela in a threatening manner, looking for a physical confrontation, apparently stemming from Janela’s run-in several months back with Enzo Amore at a Blink 182 concert in New Jersey. One source believed Cass slapped Janela, but we were not able to confirm that. The irony over the situation, we are told, is that Cass and Janela had been in the same locker room the night before for Northeast Wrestling and there had been zero issues at all.
    Cass was approached by WrestlePro’s Kevin Matthews, who defused the situation for the moment. Cass continued to be loud and belligerent towards Janela to the point that Dan Maff warned WrestlePro that if Cass wasn’t calmed down, he was going to have to step in and handle the situation himself. Maff is known for being an extreme professional backstage, so that he even intimated he was at the point he wanted to take care of the situation was a huge sign Cass was in the wrong. WrestlePro later had Maff and Janela, who were wrestling on the show, moved to a private room so they could call their match without distraction and to keep Cass separated from them.
    However, Cass’ behavior didn’t stop there as he, according to four different sources, made his way through the locker room accusing several of stealing a sweater he owned and began threatening that he was going to “take care” of the entire locker room, insinuating he was going to beat people up.
    This continued until Cass ended up in a smaller backstage room with AEW stars SCU and Pat Buck, who were in the middle of putting together their main event match for the event. Cass began accusing everyone in the room of stealing his belongings and acting in a threatening manner, threatening to fight them. He then turned to Buck, who was sitting and said, “What are you going to do, tough guy?” and spit in Buck’s face.
    Buck, with no recourse as he was backed against a wall, punched Cass and took him down with that one punch. Buck then grabbed Cass and controlled him on the floor as other wrestlers stormed in and pulled Cass out of the room. We are told that the second Cass was down on the floor, his entire demeanor changed as he went from aggressive and threatening to questioning why he was hit and asking what was going on.
    Local police who were in the building (the Rahway police station is next door to the Rahway Rec Center so whenever there is a wrestling show, there are tons of on duty and off duty officers who stop by to visit) were asked by WrestlePro to escort Cass from the building. Cass was removed and Buck’s farewell went on as planned.
    The consensus in the locker room that Cass was completely unprofessional, especially given the fact that he was being given a chance by the promotion to come work as he was trying to redeem himself in the business. Some were so angry over the situation that there was a belief that had Cass remained in the locker room, there were wrestlers who were willing to physically throw him out (or worse) themselves but they were trying to be professional with someone who wasn't being professional at all.
    There was a lot of sympathy for Buck given what tonight meant to him personally and because he was placed in a situation where he had zero choice but to defend himself against someone much bigger that was disrespecting the locker room. Obviously, Cass won't be booked again by the promotion.
    PWInsider.com was later told by several fans that even after being ejected, Cass remained outside the venue after WrestlePro's event ended and at one point, it appeared local police were searching his car. Cass sat down on the sidewalk and according to three different fans we heard from (including one who sent the picture below), began loudly making remarks about himself to the point that concerned authorities called for an ambulance to take Cass to transport him to a local hospital:
    Cass was released from WWE in 2018 after a seven-year run with the company. In December of that year, he collapsed at a House of Hardcore event in Philadelphia while walking to his merchandise table during intermission, going into a seizure. Since then, he has admitted fighting depression and anxiety issues and has worked towards being sober, including being assisted by Diamond Dallas Page in recovering from his personal issues.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Hate to sound cynical, but it sounds like he might have been drunk and relapsed.


    That, or he has more serious mental illness issues going on than he was aware of.
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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Well there goes him ever being in WWE again, at least for awhile.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Necro View Post
    Well there goes him ever being in WWE again, at least for awhile.
    I think this blew a lot more opportunities than just WWE for him. AEW is 100% not happening, they wont risk this in their locker room environment, especially not since it happened with Janela.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Dude sounds like he's in a bad place and which promotion he might of blown his chances with should be the least of his worries right now.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Carmella really done a number on him eh


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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Its just sad, the guys obviously in a really dark place.





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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    Dude sounds like he's in a bad place and which promotion he might of blown his chances with should be the least of his worries right now.
    Reading that article and this was my first thought too. This isn't about wrestling, this is about a man fighting his demons and getting well before something bad happens to him.
    I have a plan so cunning......

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    How long until he's repackaged as the Casstastrophe

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    How fucked is this. Cass is lucky Dan Maff didn't beat the shit out of him. Pretty shitty that it came to this. Its like he had a mental breakdown.
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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    yeah even though he was clearly a shithead you can't help but feel some sympathy here, he is clearly in a dark place and this smells or depression or addiction or something else bad. regardless of wrestling, hope he gets the help he needs.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    This reminds me of what apparently happened with Charlie Haas on his last ROH show.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Cass must think Joey is a bad bad boy. I feel like Cass might have mental issues or like many said relpase again sad too. He was looking in better shape and stuff


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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    Clearly Cass isn't in a good place. He had some alcohol issues in WWE didn't he? Hope he gets the help he need.

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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    It's going around that he relapsed and was drunk at the time which would make a lot of sense. Really heartbreaking to hear that kind of news. Apparently, Janela refused to press charges and just told the police that Cass obviously needs help. Hopefully he get that help soon.



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    This news about Cass is getting worse and worse didnt he ask for help to ddp


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    Re: Big Cass Apparently Wanted To Murder Joey Janela (Not Kayfabe)

    I think at this point he needs to get out of the business for a while and concentrate on getting his head back on right. He needs a regular schedule and some normalcy in his life.

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