Big Cass is currently enjoying life as a big bad heel after splitting away from little good Enzo Amore. Although he hasn’t done much yet as a villain other than beating up Amore and getting knocked out by Big Show, fans are behaving appropriately by booing the hell out of him at every opportunity. So, you know, he’s doing his job.
When he stopped by the Sports Illustrated offices on Friday in advance of this weekend’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, he talked about how often he gets to see his girlfriend Carmella (not often), and what advice he has for her regarding cashing in her Money in the Bank briefcase (don’t blow it like Baron Corbin did). But the interview wrapped up with Cass getting his reps in as a dastardly heel, as he was asked to cut a series of promos (they weren’t really promos) on some things that might be deserving of some hate, starting with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, an evergreen topic of hatred among New Yorkers. It took Cass a minute to get into it, but he had some choice words when he got down to business.
“I respect the heck out of both of you. What you’ve done over the past 10 years for that organization and that city, and that whole region, it’s amazing. But personally, I dislike you, and personally, I want to see you fail, and I hope both of you fail, going forward. Let the past be the past, but going forward, I hope neither of you achieve success.”
He was then asked to talk about LaVar Ball, who he also would like to see fail.
“The Big Baller Brand, I’m going to say best of luck to you guys. You guys are definitely, definitely an interesting cast of characters, but I also don’t like you. I don’t like you, and I wish you the best of luck, but if you fail, that wouldn’t really bother me that much.”
Cass was given the topic of Mayweather vs. McGregor, and he doesn’t think much of Conor’s chances.
“I’m going to wish them both the best of luck, obviously, but I think Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer ever. I think he’s going to take this one; he remains undefeated. He’s a boxer. McGregor, you’re an MMA fighter, you’re great at MMA, but you’re not a boxer, and you’re going in there against an undefeated boxer. I don’t think you have a chance.”
And to wrap things up, SI had Cass cut a promo on his beloved New York Knicks, possibly the team whose own fans hate the most.
“Guys, you are the most lucrative franchise in the NBA. You just can’t put a winning product out on the floor. What is going on with that organization? It’s just a mess. There’s just constantly things happening on the court, off the court, that are just embarrassing for Knicks fans.
“What happened to the ’90s? What happened to Ewing and Starks? And then what happened to the late ’90s? Sprewell, Houston, Canby. Those teams, they had epic runs into the NBA Finals, and they almost got there. But they created a buzz and an excitement about the city that kept everybody so excited about the later months going into June.
“It just seems like we can’t put a winning product on the floor. Please, just the organization, from top to bottom, just get it together, please. And whatever Carmelo [Anthony] wants to do, whatever it takes to send him where he wants to go, just do it.”
You can watch the full interview below, which has a lot of other very interesting tidbits in it. The pertinent smack talk starts at about 12:30 or so into the video.