They did not do so this time with Cass, just like they didn't when they released Enzo Amore.
At this point details regarding why he was released are unknown, but it's worth noting that Pro Wrestling Sheet reported last month that Big Cass had gone off script. In addition to drawing Vince McMahon's ire for going into business for himself during a SmackDown segment involving a little person, Cass is also said to have broken down a door on a talent bus after finding himself trapped due to a faulty lock.
WWE parted ways with Big Cass today, and they did not even wish him the best in his future endeavors in their strikingly brief statement on his release.
According to Dave Meltzer, the decision came down from Vince McMahon on Tuesday in a meeting he had with Cass in Toledo.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that Big Cass was apparently drinking heavily during the European tour and allegedly had "ego" and "attitude issues".
There had been murmurs that Cass had been unhappy with his position in the company since returning from a knee injury, but not much of anything to indicate the rift was so bad as to produce a sudden release. Being intoxicated in public is one of the underlying reasons the WWE office was down on Cass.
Big Cass was defeated by Daniel Bryan in a competitive match at Sunday's Money in the Bank.
- As noted, fans at Friday's WWE live event in Peoria, IL were upset as there was no women's match and no appearance by Braun Strowman, despite being advertised.