Earlier this year on Monday Night RAW WWE fans witnessed one of the worst injuries of the year inside of the squared circle.
Big Cass is one of the most promising big men in the industry today and has been mentored by the likes of legendary big men such as The Undertaker and The Big Show. He got his start in NXT when he was partnered up with Enzo Amore to form a fan favorite tag team, before the pair were brought up to the main roster.
On the main roster Cass and Enzo remained huge fan favorites but were never able to capture the RAW Tag Team Titles despite multiple opportunities. It seemed as though Cass had enough of losing, as he turned heel on Enzo and went solo.
During one of their matches on RAW, however, Cass' knee gave out and he was notably suffering from a legitimate injury on live TV. Cass was helped to the backstage area and he is expected to miss several months while he rehabs.
Cass was recently a guest on WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T's podcast, Heated Conversations, to discuss the injury. After providing an update on rehab, Cass revealed what was going through his mind when he suffered the injury (quotes via IWNerd):
“I’m doing good. Just in the process of recovering right now from an ACL injury. Kind of just have a lot of time to myself but I’m doing really good and I’m on schedule to come back when the doctor’s think I’ll be back. So, I’m just rehabbing every day and trying to get back as soon as possible.”
“I tweaked it on the way out of the ring and then it kind of curled under me when I landed on the floor. I heard it pop, I felt it pop and I immediately knew that I had torn my ACL.
"My brain told me, “You just tore your ACL.” Just from everything I’ve heard and everything I’ve seen about ACL tears I kind of knew right away.
"Then, I tried getting up and back in the ring and I kind of couldn’t really walk on it but I slid back in the ring and continued.
"The ref checked on me because he knew something was up and I told him, “I think I can go. I think I can finish the match.” So, I knew my knee was torn but your first instinct is always, “I’ve got to keep going if you can possibly go.
"I’m obviously, visibly hurt. I am hobbling and I slammed Enzo into the ground and then I went for the elbow off my left leg. I always do my elbow off my left leg and my leg just went out.
"The ref came over to me and said, “Roll over, get out of the ring.” It’s frustrating when your brain is telling you to do something and your body won’t let you.
"That’s the most frustrating thing. I knew when I landed I had torn my ACL. Just from everything I had heard and read, I knew right away.”
What are your thoughts on Cass' comments on what he was thinking when he blew out his knee on Monday Night RAW? What was your reaction when you saw the injury take place on the show? Do you think Cass has what it takes to be a big star down the road in his professional wrestling career? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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