After losing to Daniel Bryan at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view earlier this summer, WWE announced that they had decided to released Big Cass from his contract. Since that time, reports of several different independent promotions being interested in using Cass for upcoming shows have been made, and it looks like the former WWE Superstar will indeed be continuing his wrestling career on the independent circuit. The 7-foot-tall wrestler’s first post-WWE appearance will now be for Big Time Wrestling on September 21st, where he will be joined by several other WWE alumni and legends such as Mick Foley. It also looks like Cass will now be going by the ring name ‘Big Cazz’ for the foreseeable future.
@BigCassWWE @RealMickFoley @THETOMMYDREAMER @OfficialHacksaw @realellsworth #facesoffear @BTWwrestling LIVE IN SPARTANBURG! Get your tix @ https://t.co/jctFWMZjjF pic.twitter.com/Ytmh1FC380
— Big Time Wrestling (@BTWwrestling) August 2, 2018
WWE seems to be aggressively pursuing talent once again as competition from Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and Major League Wrestling continues to heat up. With WWE reportedly set to offer deals to the likes of Matt Riddle, Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks over the next few months, it appears that there are also quite a number of Luchadors that the company is interested in bringing in now. Wrestling Observer Radio says that WWE does want to bring in Pentagon Jr. and Fenix. The real life brothers have been competing in multiple promotions all over the world in recent years. The only issue preventing them from going to WWE is their current Lucha Underground deals. The brothers have completed four out of the seven seasons that they agreed to do in the past.
One of the true standout competitors from last year’s Mae Young Classic tournament was Jazzy Gabert. Although she lost in the first round of the tournament, the German wrestler was a fan-favorite from last year’s show, which is why it was disappointing to later learn that WWE rescinded a contract offer for Jazzy after they found three herniated discs in her neck. Gabert worked hard to recover from her injury and she even returned to the independent circuit earlier this year, but unfortunately, Jazzy has alerted fans that she will not be competing in this year’s Mae Young Classic tournament. Despite the fact that Gabert won’t be returning to WWE for the event this year, she will be watching the show as a fan.
As you by now might know, I will not be at the #myc this year!
The hope was high, I saw your tweets. Thank you for your support!
Wishing all the fantastic girls on the Tournament lot of success and most of all FUN!
I will be watching ??
— Alpha Female (@Jazzy_Gabert) August 2, 2018