Big Cass was fired from WWE this week due to a number of things that have happened behind-the-scenes, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
WWE's announcement when they released Cass had people talking. The post did not wish him the best in his future endeavors, a line they usually include when announcing departures. This was done for a reason as the company was very unhappy with him when he was let go.
Also unsure of the details on what they had planned for the Cass vs. Bryan feud but they were not planning on having Cass lose via submission on two straight pay-per-views. Word was going around a few weeks ago, after the first submission to Bryan, that there would be more punishment coming for Cass.
Cass blew off a rehearsal for a promo that Kevin Dunn had asked for. There was said to be a lot of heat for that promo as Vince hated it and actually fired the writer of the promo a few weeks back.
Cass defended President Donald Trump during an argument with Sami Zayn about the treatment of Muslims. This upset many people but had nothing to do with Cass being fired, according to the Observer. Another issue noted is that a producer had issues with Cass during The Big Show feud before he suffered a knee injury during Summer 2017.
The feeling is the feud didn't go over well and Cass took most of the blame. Cass was also looked down on for his work in the recent feud with Bryan but that was not a reason for his release. The Little Bryan incident was also not the main reason why he was fired.
Former WWE superstar Mike Bucci aka Simon Dean, shared a story on Facebook about Cass once "big-dogging" a former co-worker who was backstage, and forced him out of the locker room.
"A former wrestling co-worker of mine from back in my WWE days was backstage at a show about a year ago and Big Cass big dogged him and asked him to leave the locker room. If their paths cross again on the indys, I hope I'm there to see my old buddy return the favor."