Tony Khan Believes Orange Cassidy is One Of the Best Wrestlers in the World After AEW Double or Nothing

Published 05/31/2021, 10:23 AM EDT


Throughout its long history, professional wrestling has been defined by characters and their gimmicks. A good, well-defined character can make it to the top in the industry and can really make or break a career. When the conversation of the best gimmick arises today, one simply cannot ignore the man from ‘Wherever’, weighing ‘Whatever’, Orange Cassidy. 

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At AEW Double or Nothing, “Freshly Squeezed” was something continuously chanted during the triple threat showdown between Cassidy, PAC, and defending Champion Kenny Omega. Over the months of the pandemic era, Cassidy has emerged as one of AEW’s most creative characters and has a massive fan backing in the ring. 

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Orange Cassidy proved the doubters wrong

Many criticized AEW over how they booked the star, but it seems as if he is still a fan favorite judging by the immense response he got on his entrance. The crowd wanted to see him at his very best, and alongside Omega and PAC, he did just that. 

Cassidy absolutely nailed every expectation and delivered a spectacle while staying in character. Even though Kenny Omega still managed to hold his title, Cassidy came out looking a hundred times better. He really brought his A-game to Daily’s Place. 

In a post-event Q&A, AEW President Tony Khan praised Cassidy and mentioned that the creative team was carefully building him up since 2019. Sports Journalist Jon Alba also noted that Khan called him one of the best wrestlers in the world.

Although fans haven’t entered the stands for a long time, ‘Freshly Squeezed’ Cassidy has gotten better and better. Although his poor record of losses in Championship matches haunts him, he never fails as an entertainer and more than delivers when needed. 

Watch this story: Shocking Debuts, Huge Matches: Unforgettable Moments from AEW Double or Nothing 2021 

NJPW approved of Tony Khan’s promo against WWE President Nick Khan

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Alba also reports that Tony Khan explained his heated promo before Dynamite last week, where he took massive shots at WWE President Nick Khan. This was a reaction to hearing that WWE and NJPW were reportedly in talks over a collaboration. 

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As you can see, Khan confirms that he ran the idea by NJPW first which is an interesting story in itself. On that note, he intends to continue the partnership with New Japan. We may just get to see a series of dream matches and old rivalries reignited as the year goes ahead.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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