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nZo and CaZXL Discuss Their WWE Releases, CaZXL’s Personal Struggles

August 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– nZo and CaZXL, the former Enzo and Big Cass, spoke with Fox News for a new interview discussing their respective releases from WWE. You can see highlights below:

nZo on their success as a team: “For six years, me and Cass wrote promos without cursing, without eliciting a cheap pop, getting people to recite things with us. That was never ever done before. I already proved to myself I could do that. That’s easy.”

CaZXL on the sexual assault charges levied against nZo: “When everything happened with him… I knew that it was bulls**t.”

nZo on his release: “The news that I got let go by the WWE came as a real hit to me as a human. I felt like I put a good effort forth for six years to prove to a company that had the trust in me to hand me a microphone every night. That’s the lifeblood of our company. In that moment I was angry. I was as angry as I’d ever been. But that subsided and in time I think that the thing that got me the most was the disappointment of the people that I potentially let down.”

nZo on his move from wrestling to music: “When your body gives out, when you get a concussion and you get knocked out cold in a ring, you better have a backup plan and mine has always been Plan A — music. Plan B was wrestling. Plan B is just another way to make Plan A work.”

CaZXL on his own release: “[The firing] didn’t come as a shock to me. I was pretty out of control for a few months. The night after ‘Money in the Bank,’ I had main-evented the house show with Daniel Bryan. When I came back from the match, I was told, ‘You have a meeting with Vince [McMahon] tomorrow at noon at the building,’ and I knew it right then and there what was going to go down. We chatted for about an hour. It was a really good talk. And that was the end of my tenure with WWE. Before I left the room Vince looked me in the eye and he said, ‘You walk out of this building with your head held high. You did nothing wrong.’ So it’s exactly what I did. It was unfortunate but I was just not in a good place and I had changed as a human being.”

CaZXL on his health issues and seizure while working the indies after his WWE release: “The amount of alcohol I was drinking every day should have killed me… I was drinking to a point where I should be dead and I was told that in a Philadelphia hospital. At this point I had been drinking every day for six months. Heavily … enough to kill me. So I was withdrawing pretty bad from alcohol that whole day … I didn’t know anything about the subject; I didn’t know how dangerous alcohol withdrawal could be. So I dropped and had a seizure in the middle of 1,500 people.”

CaZXL on his advice for people struggling with depression: “Don’t bottle it down. Go see a psychiatrist, go talk to somebody about it. Don’t keep it to yourself. The worst thing you could do. It’s going to end in disaster … Take the right steps to get better — whatever it is, medication, talk therapy, whatever you need to do. Do it because if you let this keep going on, it’s going to end in an absolute disaster.”

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