Over the last several weeks the WWE had been teasing Big Cass and Enzo breaking up on television. Since their arrival on the main roster from NXT the night after WrestleMania 32, Enzo and Big Cass were probably the most popular tag team going for the company. They had a catchy entrance and there were similarities to the New Age Outlaws, who were a popular tag team in the late 90s during the Attitude Era.
They would challenge for the WWE World Tag Team Championships, but fail. Mostly, because Enzo was the clear weak link. This was noted in the promo that Big Cass delivered before he turned on Enzo and ended their friendship. A lot of people praised his work on the microphone, and it was a good segment. To me, it seemed that Cass was a little nervous and that kind of took me out of the segment. The argument could be made he was passionate and nervous because his actions were going to dissolve the only act he knew of in WWE. Regardless of nerves, I thought it was a solid segment to turn Cass. The only other issue could be that Cass spoke the truth.
Enzo did hold him back. Enzo would always run his mouth and not be able to back it up. Perhaps Big Cass would be a champion by now if it wasn’t for Enzo. Often times, I find it easier to hate someone who isn’t telling the truth. A delusional heel who just makes things up. That’s easy to hate. However, everything Cass said… was true. I guess some people can hate the truth, but I can’t hate a guy for speaking the truth.
Where does this leave Enzo and Big Cass now, though? It has been rather clear that Cass is seen as an eventual singles star for the company. After all, Cass did compete in a four way match for the WWE Universal Championship and has been heavily protected on TV. The feud with Enzo isn’t likely to be a long one whatsoever.
Do I see Cass winning the WWE Universal Championship? No, I don’t. RAW is a star studded program with the likes of Lesnar, Reigns, Balor, Joe, Rollins, and Wyatt. It would be a shock to see Cass to win the title there, to be honest. However, over on the “land of opportunity” known as Smackdown Live, Cass colt fit right in with the main event picture. After all, Jinder Mahal won the WWE World Championship and didn’t win a match for nearly a year before doing so. Anything is possible!
As for Enzo, I don’t where I see him going. His value is mainly on his persona or his act. I’ve never been all that amazed by his in-ring work. According to reports, WWE officials like seeing him get tossed around like a rag doll. Enzo is likely going to be the new Hornswoggle or Santino Marella. Both of whom, had rather long careers in the WWE in a comedy role. Though, they did hold championships and Marella nearly won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Elimination Chamber. So, maybe Enzo will shock everyone. Or, he could find himself doomed with the rest of the 205 Live guys?
If not, that will leave us with Big Cass. I do think he will end up on Smackdown Live with his real-life girlfriend Carmella, who just so happens to be one of the top heel women wrestlers on the brand. Could we see a split between Carmella and Ellsworth leading to Cass destroying Ellsworth? That would be kind of cool, and allow Ellsworth to go back to being a face, which he probably should have always been.
Cass is rumored to be feuding with Big Show after his feud with Enzo. From there, who knows where he is supposed to go. It should certainly be interesting to see how long of a rise it takes for Cass to reach the main event title scene. Or, maybe he fizzles out and doesn’t reach it at all? I guess we just have to tune in and find out.
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