Big Cass made headlines by debuting in Impact Wrestling at the Rebellion PPV last Sunday when filling in as a surprise replacement for the injured Eric Young. The 7-footer had a new name in W. Morrissey and a teamed with Violent by Design to do damage to a crew of Impact veterans in James Storm, Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, and Willie Mack. Morrissey proved himself as a force of destruction by pinning Mack. Fast forward to tonight on Impact Wrestling (Apr. 29, 2021), and Morrissey cut his first promo in the company. He also did a little butt kicking as well.
Morrissey took to the ring with a message for the people. It fit in with the vibe of Violent by Design trying to cleanse the sickness of the industry.
Morrissey: “You may recognize this face, but you do not know who I am. You don’t know who any of these people are. They come out here and they parade around like they’re your heroes, like they love you. They do not love you. They do not care about you. These are very bad people. In fact, this entire industry is filled with bad people. And the only difference between me and all of them is I’m not afraid to admit it.”
Morrissey proceeded to put a pummeling on Sam Beale. A few clotheslines and boots set up a jackknife powerbomb to win.
That was a quick, effective night of work. Morrissey spoke smoothly, avoided the low-hanging fruit of being a disgruntled ex-WWE wrestler, and clearly established himself as a threat. All he needed as a bad guy was a, “Hey, yo.”
Morrissey’s words didn’t sit well backstage. Willie Mack stepped up to challenge the big man to a match at Impact’s Under Siege event on May 15.
What do you think of Morrissey’s first promo in Impact?