Orange Cassidy – “I Refuse To Do Wrestling The Way It’s Been Done”

Orange Cassidy

Orange Cassidy does things his own way.

Orange Cassidy has been the backbone of AEW television throughout 2023 as his International Championship reign caused many to take notice of the star as his matches stole the show week after week.

Cassidy headlined his first AEW pay-per-view at All Out when he put that gold on the line against Jon Moxley in his 32nd title defence but that proved to be one too far. Moxley battered and bloodied Orange Cassidy but had to dig deep himself to overcome the champion’s resilience before he dethroned him for the title.

However, in a sign of high Cassidy’s stock has risen in AEW, Moxley left the ring with his new title and The Blackpool Combat Club leaving Orange Cassidy alone in the ring to take in the adulation of the fans in Chicago who gave the star a well deserved standing ovation.

Orange Cassidy sees wrestling differently

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Orange Cassidy explained his approach to pro wrestling and why he prefers to tell his stories with his matches rather than with a microphone:

“I don’t like to talk. I let my actions speak for me. That’s not how this works. People are supposed to grab a microphone and tell you how to feel. I see it differently.”

“I think our fans are very smart, and their emotions can speak for themselves. I do it in the ring through actually wrestling. I may not nail it every time, but I’m telling my story through professional wrestling. It’s taken me a long time to figure it out, but I refuse to do it the way it’s been done.”

What comes next for Orange Cassidy in AEW remains to be seen but with his star power higher than ever, it won’t be a surprise when he’s holding gold in the company again.