One of the recent Independent Wrestling sensation Orange Cassidy has signed with AEW(All Elite Wrestling).
The announcement came at the latest episode of Being the Elite Youtube series. Orange Cassidy appeared in a small segment where he was making Orange Juice and threw the AEW contract in the blender. Next second, the typical All Elite signing announcement poster appeared on the screen.
Orange Cassidy is famous in the Independent circuit and has predominantly appeared in Beyond Wrestling and CHIKARA. His performance, apart from comic relief, flirts with the borders of kayfabe in pro-wrestling. His gimmick is that he sort of does not know or care that he is in a wrestling match. We have added some of his matches videos below.
On top of that, he has also shown technical brilliance in some high profile matches. Some of his notable matches in recent months include working with Velveteen Dream for EVOLVE in March, Taka Michinoku at Joey Janela’s Spring Break during WrestleMania weekend, and various other GCW bouts against the likes of Janela himself, Joey Ryan, and Rich Swann.
He was earlier part of the Casino Battle Royal at the ‘Buy In’ pre-show at Double or Nothing in May this year. The appearance at Casino Battle Royal was one of the high points of Cassidy’s career as it introduced to him to a large number of wrestling fans. In the following days, the videos from Beyond Wrestling featuring his matches blew up on Youtube.
Like many other Independent wrestlers who have signed with AEW, it will interesting to see how Orange Cassidy will be booked in their shows. If AEW would try to cut down on the comic elements of his performance, it may not go down very well with many of his fans.