Orange Cassidy Fires Back At Common Criticism

Orange Cassidy

Orange Cassidy has hit out at the use of the term ”comedy wrestler’.

The reigning two-time AEW International Champion is often labelled with the common criticism for his laid back persona. It is a tag that has been associated with many wrestlers over the years, with the likes of R-Truth, Santino Marella and The Bushwhackers all categorized as comedic despite their undeniable in-ring talents.

During a recent interview with ‘The Athletic‘, the 39 year-old refuted the often used term, highlighting his view that all types of wrestling are an art form:

“I don’t really like the term comedy wrestler because I feel that professional wrestling is an art.

This is the art I create and art, to me, should generate emotions out of people. Those emotions could be laughter. They could also be joy, it could also be sadness, it could be regret, it could be depression.

If I was just a comedic wrestler, would people really care, would they be invested?”

Cassidy would go on draw comparisons to comedy movies, where emotion is derived from the viewer at some point during the film despite its comedy genre.

The New Jersey native also noted his belief that AEW is the only company that would allow him to utilise his talents in such a manner:

“You can watch a movie that’s just laughs for 90 minutes, but there’s always a part that makes you really care. It’s why I’m very grateful for AEW, because I can flex those different muscles and evoke different emotions that I wouldn’t be able to if I were somewhere else.

I’d be a one-note joke, people would get tired of it after six months and I’d be done. You have to be a professional wrestler first and foremost to evoke any type of emotion.”

Orange Cassidy To Defend Title At AEW Revolution

Cassidy will look to extend his AEW International Championship reign when he defends his title against Roderick Strong at AEW Revolution on 3rd March.

The event will be headlined by a bout for the AEW World Tag Team Championship that sees The Young Bucks attempt to dethrone defending Champions Sting and Darby Allin.

The highly anticipated match at the Greensboro Coliseum marks the final ever contest for the retiring WWE Hall Of Famer Sting.

H/T: SEScoops for the above transcription.