Since he beat PAC for the championship last year, he has racked up more title defences than any other champion in AEW history.
At the time of writing, Orange Cassidy has defended the AEW International Championship 15 times. This is more than any other titleholder in AEW history.
Even Jon Moxley or Kenny Omega, who held the AEW Championship for almost a year each, could not get near Cassidy’s number of title match.
He has truly been a fighting champion. Facing opponents from up and down the card, he has never faltered in the face of adversity.
These matches have also shown just how versatile Orange Cassidy is inside the ring. He has proven that he can work with any wrestler, at any size and of any style.
Whether it be trying to slice down Satnam Singh, doing some old-school wrestling with Jeff Jarrett, or some modern-day Lucha style with PAC, Orange Cassidy could do it all – and with his hands in his pockets.
As he makes his way through the mid card in AEW, the impending finale of his AEW International Championships creeps upon us. It was surely go down as one of the all-time great title reigns in AEW, but it’s place in history is reliant on the man who takes the belt from Freshly Squeezed.
AEW have a number of stars who yet to face off with Orange Cassidy. Stars like Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson or CM Punk have not set foot into a ring with the champion.
However, for various reasons, those three men have better things to do than chase a mid-card title. The man who will beat Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship will need to be good, but not a made-main eventer quite yet.
Who do you think will beat Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship? Keep reading this article, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Who Will Beat Orange Cassidy For The AEW International Championship?
Here are some of the names that would be a good fit to beat Orange Cassidy and become the third-ever AEW International Champion.
The number one pick to beat Orange Cassidy has to be Miro.
The former TNT Champion has not been seen in months in AEW, amid rumours that he refused to do multiple jobs to the likes of Ricky Starks and Adam Page.
However, it sounds more like he objected to the lack of story, as opposed to the losing aspect. Winning this title would open up a whole other world of storytelling opportunities for God’s Favourite Champion.
A big win over Cassidy, who he beat in the AEW Eliminator Tournament in 2021, would give him more chance to wrestle and form stories in AEW.
It could also help Miro to the top of the card, eventually bringing him in for main event rivalries against the likes of Jon Moxley, or Kenny Omega.
It sounds a bit like AEW can’t book Miro without a title, so maybe the best course of action is to load him up with gold, so he can defy his god once more.
Konosuke Takeshita could be next in line to win the AEW International Championship from Orange Cassidy.
The talent from DDT has taken AEW by storm. Fans have taken Konosuke Takeshita into their hearts, with the beloved babyface wrestler becoming a top star in AEW after just a few matches.
It’s clear that Tony Khan has big plans for the young Japanese star. He has already had matches against the biggest stars in the company, like Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson and MJF.
While he is a babyface, I don’t think that would rule out him winning the belt. It would be a nice change of pace from the usual face-heel title change dynamic.
Takeshita would also put on fantastic matches, bringing more eyes to the product internationally. Given the name of the title, he could also head back to Japan and defend the title in his home country.
The monstrous Lance Archer has not won an AEW Championship before, but has all the credentials to beat Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship.
He previously won the IWGP United States Championship on an AEW Dynamite show. He beat Jon Moxley for the title, defeating him an incredible Texas Death Match to win the title he first lost to The Death Rider.
Archer has challenged for every singles’ belt in AEW, and lost – sans for the International Belt. The Murderhawk Monster is getting up there in age, so now is the time to pull the trigger on a Lance Archer title reign in AEW.
Who do you think will beat Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship? Let us known down in the comments section below.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.