Big Cass was recently a guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast. During the interview, Cass talked about not having his real-life girlfriend Carmella accompany him and Enzo Amore to the ring anymore.
Carmella would accompany Enzo and Cass to the ring during their NXT days, but stopped accompanying them to the ring toward the tail-end of their NXT run and once they were called to the main roster. Enzo and Cass debuted on the Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania 32 and were drafted to Raw while Carmella was drafted to Smackdown during last summer’s WWE Draft.
Cass had the following to say about Carmella being on her own now.
“[Triple H] told her it’s what’s best for her. And I’ve got to be honest, I believe it because if she came up with us, she would’ve just played second fiddle to me and Enzo and she wouldn’t have been able to make as much of a name for herself. Her being on her own for a few months in NXT before coming up to SmackDown on her own, I think it really, really helped her because she’s her own established character. Besides some fans that will chant ‘how you doin’?’, there’s no real link between me and Enzo and her in terms of television product. The audience doesn’t really know that except for a few, that small percentage that [are] NXT fans. Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Having a hot chick with you is definitely a heel move. Yeah, because everyone [is] jealous and whatever it is. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Exactly, so that did help us also because like you said, having the hot chick is just always the heel guy. How do you make this guy a bigger heel? You give him a hot valet. You put a hot valet with him. That has been done forever.”
Cass also talked about how it felt to debut on the Raw after WrestleMania 32 with Enzo and their feelings about being brought up to the main roster months before that debut. You can listen to this episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast in its entirety by clicking right here. Thank you to WrestlingInc for the transcription.
Picture used above is courtesy of WWE.com.