Orange Cassidy is one of the most popular wrestlers in AEW, and as such has been given his own special entrance music, unlike any other.
The current AEW International Champion has had multiple different entrance musics over the years, with two of them being fully licensed tunes from the world of rock-n-roll.
In this article, we’ll go through what Orange Cassidy’s entrance music is, why he chose that as his theme and which hit comedy movie inspired him and his wrestling character.
What Is Orange Cassidy’s Entrance Music?
Orange Cassidy’s new entrance music is Jane by Jefferson Starship. The 1979 classic from the Freedom at Point Zero album peaked at number 16 in America and was not considered huge for the band.
However, it came back into popularity in the early 2000s, with its inclusion into the film “Wet Hot American Summer”. It was then adopted by Orange Cassidy in AEW in 2022, bringing even ore ears to the classic rock tune.
This was the third different entrance theme Orange Cassidy had in AEW. While he did come out to the Best Friends entrance music for a spell, he had his own generic rock song for a number of months.
He then debuted the Pixies song “Where is my mind?” as his new entrance music in 2021, becoming one of the first AEW stars to have licensed entrance music.
He joined the likes of CM Punk (Cult of Personality), Jungle Boy (Tarzan Boy) and Ruby Soho (Ruby Soho) in having hit songs from popular bands as their walk out music in AEW.
He Debuted “Jane” By Jefferson Starship After Forbidden Door
Orange Cassidy debuted his new theme song on the AEW Dynamite after Forbidden Door, to a huge pop.
At Forbidden Door, he took on NJPW star Will Ospreay is the match of the night. The two wrestlers combined beautifully, with their clash of styles leading to a fantastic bout.
Will Ospreay won that match between the two, but had some great things to say about Orange Cassidy after the match.
“Orange Cassidy is phenomenal. He understands everything about himself and knows how to play the mind games when it comes to his matches. If you’re not giving him the credit where it’s due, you don’t understand what wrestling is anymore.”Source
At Forbidden Door, he walked out to “Where is my mind?” by Pixies. This was his old theme music that he debuted in 2020, although did not fit his character as totally as it could have.
At AEW’s Bloo & Guts episode of AEW Dynamite, the crowd erupted as Orange Cassidy walked to the ring for his match against Ethan Page with “Jane” by Jefferson Starship playing through the arena speakers.
Why Does Orange Cassidy Use Jane As His Entrance Music?
Orange Cassidy used “Jane” by Jefferson Starship as his entrance music because his character was inspired by Paul Rudd in “Wet Hot American Summer”.
In the movie, in one particular scene, Paul Rudd’s character simply does not want to clean up. Wearing all denim and sunglasses, he argued about not wanting to do his job and simply cannot be bothered.
This is the crux of Orange Cassidy’s character. He is one of the best wrestlers in the world if he puts his mind to it.
But he is simply too lazy to try.
The song “Jane” is probably best known for being in the movie, despite being a big hit for Jefferson Starship. Orange Cassidy was clearly influenced by “Wet Hot American Summer”.
It’s not just in AEW where Orange Cassidy has used the song as his entrance music. Before he became a big star when he signed for the company in 2019, he used the song as his entrance theme all over the world, as he travelled around as an independent wrestler.
Paul Rudd was introduced to Orange Cassidy during an interview with William Mullally. You can see that interview down below.
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