Since W. Morrissey, formerly Big Cass in WWE, joined Impact Wrestling, he’s followed in the footsteps of Eric Young and Brian Myers following their arrival from the WWE.
It’s a premise that being selfless and putting the business first is a “sickness” as Eric Young calls it and what his stable, Violent By Design, seeks to destroy.
Brian Myers has rebilled himself as “The Most Professional Wrestler” and is focused strictly on what helps him and doesn’t hesitate to attack or complain about something he feels is unfair.
Morrissey debuted with Impact Wrestling by filling in for Eric Young in VBD’s match against James Storm, Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, and Willie Mack at Rebellion.
He’s been unstoppable since as he’s entered into a feud with Willie Mack and now Rich Swann.
W. Morrissey’s been more violent than either Young or Myers so far, and his character is focused more on his treatment by others, especially fans as he explained when he sat down with Gia Miller.
He made a point of saying no one in the business are friends as they’ll smile to your face and then stab you in the back.
He then went into his experience in Philadelphia when he had a seizure and the fans recorded it and shared it on social media instead of calling 9-1-1 for help.
It was an awesome piece of shoot work, and it was as chilling as an interview can get.
“Every time that I’ve fallen down in this industry, every time that something’s bad that’s happened to me or I made headlines for all the wrong reasons, people kicked me while I was down. When I had a seizure in front of 1,500 people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, those fans that love us and adore us, you know what they did? They took out their phones and instead of dialling 911, they recorded it and put it on YouTube. And then everybody in the world gets to watch me at my most vulnerable point. And my former co-workers, people that are here behind-the-scenes, people that are in this locker room, do you know what they did when they saw that video? When I was at my lowest point, they laughed at me. And nobody reached out. People that I thought were my friends, they didn’t even reach out. Not even a text, not a phone call, ‘Hey man, how are you doing?’ And for 3 years, nobody contacted me.
“And then lo and behold, when I come back to wrestling, all those same people that hadn’t talked to me in years, all of ’em reached out. ‘Hey man, you look great! So happy to see you back! I always knew that you were gonna come back strong!’ Do you know why they did that? They wanna know that they had that powerful piece on their side.
“When I make it to the top of this industry, when I make it to the top of this company, those people, they wanna be on my team. So they reach out and they buddy-buddy. ‘Cause they want to be my friend now. Because I’m doing great.”
This is one of those interviews that transcends barriers as it’s also indicative of our society where we’ll record someone being attacked rather than helping or calling for help.
Blurring the lines between reality and the wrestling world has been done for decades, but this is taking things to a new level.
He’s focusing on being bullied and laughed at as making him become what he is and turn heel. It’s hard to boo him for this as it’s so relatable.
To that end, his vicious beatings of Willie Mack has established him as a heel, but Mack is also a fun face people love, so it creates a quandary for many of us.
What do you think of Morrissey’s new persona and what he had to say? Let us know in the comments below.
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