Big Cass, now going by the name W. Morrissey (modeled on real name William Morrissey) debuted at Impact Wrestling's Rebellion on Sunday night, as a mystery partner for an eight-man tag team match.
Morrissey was a substitute for the injured Eric Young, filling in for him on the Violent By Design team alongside Rhino, Cody Deaner, and Joe Doering, facing James Storm, Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, and Willie Mack.
Morrissey scored the pin for his team, finishing Mack with a big boot and the East River Crossing.
The match was Morrissey's first pay-per-view bout in close to three years, dating back when he was still with WWE.
After September 2019, Morrissey took a long sabbatical from the wrestling business, following a number of incidents, including altercations with Joey Janela and Pat Buck at an independent event in Connecticut.
Morrissey re-emerged at an independent card promoted by Doc Gallows in Lyons, GA this past February, and made headlines for his drastically-improved physique. He subsequently wrestled three indy bouts prior to his signing with Impact. In the interim time, Morrissey did a number of interviews, detailing his comeback, as well as his struggles with alcoholism and mental health.