Nice to meet you! There are several wrestling promotions around today but WWE is pretty easily the largest and best known. Working for WWE can open all kinds of doors for a wrestler’s career and let them have quite the career after leaving the company. Seeing a former WWE star debut elsewhere can be quite the moment and now we have seen a rather big one.

Former WWE star Big Cass, appearing under the name W. Morrissey, short for his real name of William Morrissey, made his Impact Wrestling debut at Rebellion 2021. Morrissey appeared as a replacement for the injured Eric Young for Violent By Design in an eight man tag. Young made it clear that Morrissey was not a full member of the team. It is not clear if Morrissey is with the company full time going forward.

Morrissey wrestled for WWE from 2013-2018, mainly teaming with Enzo Amore. The two of them regularly challenged for various Tag Team Titles but Morrissey never won any titles in the company. Since leaving the company, Morrissey has taken a hiatus from wrestling before returning to the independent circuit earlier this year. This is his first appearance with Impact Wrestling.

It was a heck of a debut. Check out how Morrissey looked in the ring:

SHOCKING DEBUT of Eric Young's Surprise Replacement! | Rebellion 2021 Highlights

Opinion: This is the kind of surprise that could go in a few directions. Morrissey always showed a lot of potential, if nothing else for his size. I’m not sure how he is going to do in Impact Wrestling, but if he has gotten around his personal problems, he could be in for a nice run with the company. That could let him move on to somewhere else and it would not surprise me for a second to see him make some kind of run with a larger promotion in the future.

What will this mean for Impact Wrestling? How will Morrissey do here? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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