Recently on The Jim Ross Report, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross spoke about many topics relating to pro wrestling, but one in particular had mentioned Big Cass.
Ross professed that Cass must be aggressive, especially since he's a seven footer in pro wrestling. He compared it to jump shooting big men in basketball.
"I like Cass. Look, he's seven feet tall, folks! You can't teach that! I actually said that in a meeting one time at the [WWE] Performance Center in Orlando [Florida], in a meeting. I'll tell that story one of these days, but it's a good deal. And you can't teach that. And the WWE has always coveted size because every great promoter knows that people get their heads turned by size. Why in the hell else would a fat lady in a circus sell a ticket? Because of her size and freakishness. So he's seven feet and he's being provided valuable TV time, folks. No doubt. You know what I say, you'd better damn sure maximize your minutes, so what this kid [has] got to do in my opinion is to continue to be aggressive. I don't need a seven-footer on the roster who's a finesse guy, a style guy. Like I said, I don't need… I can use the basketball analogy because basketball's ongoing. I need a [power forward] of a [center] from Big Cass, not a [shooting guard]."
JR stated that Big Cass needs to work on his promos to step up his game. J.R. claimed that Cass has holes in his game that must be addressed for him to be a star for WWE.
"I need physicality, but he also needs work on his delivery. That's out of the ring practice. In your car, at home, in front of a mirror, wherever you are, make sure that you are seeing what you're saying. Look at your face when you say these things. And I think he needs to work on his promos sounding a little more organic, not memorized. And sometimes, because you have to memorize them by and large, it's hard to not sound memorized. So you don't want it to sound like a script, by the way. But I'll tell you, being seven feet tall is an asset for him. He [has] got a great look. I have confidence that he'll be a star, but he [has] got to fill some holes in his game and that's a daily effort, daily plan. And I don't know the kid well enough to say what his daily plan is or what they're doing with him behind-the-scenes to work on some of these issues, but, again, you can't teach that. He's seven feet tall. He's young and a good looking kid."