Orange Cassidy continues to dominate as AEW International Champion.
Orange Cassidy won his first title in AEW when he defeated PAC for the All-Atlantic Championship back in October 2022. During his reign as champion, Tony Khan “levelled up” the title and it was soon re-branded the AEW International Title. No matter its name, Cassidy has held onto the title with an iron grip ever since.
Since winning the gold, Cassidy has defended the title against the likes of Rush, Luchasaurus, Rey Fenix, Katsuyori Shibata, Jake Hager, Trent Beretta, Kip Sabian, Jay Lethal, Buddy Matthews, Swerve Strickland, and Daniel Garcia among many others. Perhaps Cassidy’s toughest test came when he put the gold on the line in a 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing 2023 but he came through that with his title intact as well.
Orange Cassidy closing in on major milestone
On the Fight For The Fallen edition of Dynamite in Nashville, Tennessee, Orange Cassidy put his title on the line against his former friend Wheeler Yuta. Cassidy picked up the win with a brawl breaking out afterwards leading to a returning Eddie Kingston challenging the Blackpool Combat Club to a Stadium Stampede match at All In.
Cassidy’s win gave him his 29th successful title defence in his 300+ day run as International Champion meaning he is now just one way from 30 successful defences.
For context, Orange Cassidy now has as many successful championship defences as Roman Reigns does as WWE Universal Champion despite Reigns’ run as champion lasting well over 1,000 days.