There are a couple of conflicting reports making the rounds regarding Big Cass and his current status. The first one going around is that Cass may have suffered a legit injury as he's been seen walking around backstage, and during the European tour, with a noticeable limp. Some feel that it's just Cass working people backstage while limping during the European tour was him selling Daniel Bryan's beating on last week's SmackDown Live. The other one is that there could be some heat on Cass backstage over a segment that went screwy a few weeks back. The segment involved Cass and a little person impersonating Daniel Bryan with Cass then "beating up" said little person to get more heat as a heel; the report says that Cass assaulting the little person wasn't approved of by management. Allegedly, it was Cass' idea, he presented it, it was turned down but he went ahead and did it anyway. As a result of this, it's being said that Cass' momentum may be stalled, AKA his push is over, as that's one reason why his MITB qualifying match with Samoa Joe was cancelled. The plan now is a "second chance" match with Daniel Bryan facing Jeff Hardy on tonight's SmackDown Live and the winner challenging Samoa Joe for the final spot in the men's MITB ladder match next week. Of course, is Cass is legitimately injured, then it'd also explain why his match with Joe was cancelled. Cass is no stranger to causing some heat backstage as he had some problems before he was injured due to the fact that he was often very vocal and confrontational regarding his support for Donald Trump. It could be a combination of Cass having heat and being injured simultaneously. IF Cass asked for permission to do something, was denied, and did it anyway, then he could very well be in the shithouse for who knows how long. IF he's legitimately injured, then it's possible that he may have come back too soon, it could be just a minor tweak or maybe it's something that'll give him some problems from here on in.