The professional wrestler Big Cass, real name William Morrissey, recently suffered a seizure at the Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore event in Philadelphia.
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Cass was getting ready for an autograph session when he had the seizure, which knocked him to the ground and sent him into violent convulsions. The fans, initially, thought that the seizure was a staged part of a wrestling plotline.
Eventually, the confusion cleared and it became obvious that the seizure was real. Medics arrived and treated Cass, and the seizure abated. Bubba Ray Dudley and Tommy Dreamer were by his side while he recovered. He was responsive, but was taken to the hospital to recover fully.
Thankfully, he is apparently in good health now. Tommy Dreamer released a video in which he said, "I should call this show, 'Anything Can Freaking Happen.' Please say a prayer for Big Cass, who suffered a seizure. For all the haters, it was not drugs related. I've been with him all day. He's just been going through a lot of stuff."
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Cass was released from the WWE this year, allegedly for substance abuse issues. He and his tag-team partner Enzo Amore were two of the company's biggest draws. Since his release, Cass has been wrestling the independent circuit under the name 'Big C.'
After a Money in the Bank match with Daniel Bryan, Cass was released on June 19. Sports Illustrated claims that he was shown the door for "behavioral issues," including public intoxication and defying Vince McMahon - a one-way ticket to the indies if ever there was one.
Hopefully Big C will be back in his boots soon.