Orange Cassidy was unable to do what so many have done before him.
It is well-known that Jon Moxley likes to bleed. The frequency and ease the current International Champion is able to get colour in his matches has become a bit of a running gag amongst AEW fans, with a Moxley match most likely to see bloodshed.
However, at AEW All Out when Moxey defeated Orange Cassidy to win the International Championship, The Blackpool Combat Club member did not spill one drop of his own blood. The same unfortunately could not be said for Cassidy, who did enough bleeding for both competitors in Chicago.
Cassidy was interviewed by Sports Illustrated after the physical encounter and was asked about Moxley not bleeding. Cassidy admitted that he did attempt to bust open his opponent, but had no luck in doing so:
It wasn’t for lack of trying. But for a guy who bleeds as much as Jon, I couldn’t get him to. I don’t know what that says about me,”
The former champion continued, stating that he has a huge amount of respect for Moxley’s work ethic and knew what he was getting himself in for when the match was announced:
“That’s the guy who put AEW on his shoulders when we needed carrying. The respect I have for Jon Moxley is immense. He leads by example, and his presence and actions make us better professional wrestlers and better people. Yes, when you’re in a ring with him, you’re going to bleed,”
Orange Cassidy Completes Lengthy Title Reign
Cassidy set a new company record upon capturing the International Championship back in October by successfully defending the championship more than 30 times, with each defence taking a little bit more out of him as time went on. Determined to be a fighting champion, Cassidy would not go down easy to Moxley at All Out, requiring multiple Death Riders to be finally put away. Cassidy revealed that his only goal upon winning the title was to elevate it within the company, which many feel was accomplished.