— As previously noted, Vince McMahon fired Big Cass in Toledo prior to Smackdown. Apart from the reasons already reported, Cass also blew off a rehearsal for a promo that Kevin Dunn had asked him to do and then he went really long on the live version of that promo.
— There was said to be significant heat regarding that promo which Vince McMahon ended up hating and McMahon actually fired the writer of the promo a few weeks ago as a result. McMahon and other WWE producers also gave Cass a lot of blame for his program in the past with The Big Show as well as his recent one with Daniel Bryan.
— It is also being reported that Cass had “enemies” from years back while being a Donald Trump supporter and getting into an argument with Sami Zayn about the treatment of Muslims. This didn’t have anything directly to do with his firing but ruffled a lot of feathers backstage.
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