From the WWE Rumor Mill: Big Cass to possibly have a different name when he returns?
Cass could be getting a change in gimmick as well.
What's the story?
WWE has filed a new trademark for Big Cass, which has led to the speculation that the former NXT star could be known by a new ring name when he finally returns to action.
In case you didn't know...
Big Cass was once the partner of former Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore, before the duo went their separate ways last year, when it was revealed that Big Cass was the person behind a string of attacks on his former friend.
Cass suffered a knee injury back in the summer of last year which required surgery and was sidelined for what could be nine months, meaning that he might be back on the main roster next month. Recent rumors have claimed that Cass has been backstage recently and could be returning imminently.
The heart of the matter
According to a report by Wrestlinginc, WWE has recently filed to trademark the name "Colin Cassady", which was the name Cass was known by, before he became Big Cass alongside Enzo Amore.
This could be a hint that the company is looking to switch up Cass' character when he is finally able to return to the company in the coming months. This would definitely distance him from Amore, given the heat that he has gained backstage and on-screen in recent months.
Big Cass' return date is currently unknown but it seems that it could be in the very near future, since eight months have already passed since his surgery.
Big Cass wasn't working with the WWE Universe as a singles star before his injury and sadly he wasn't given enough time to adapt to his new heel character. This could be WWE's way of giving the star a second chance with a new gimmick, which will be interesting since the roster has changed a lot since Cass got injured last year.