On October 12th, 2022, Orange Cassidy won his first championship in AEW since his debut. He had challenged for an array of titles since he first appeared at Double or Nothing 2019 in the Casino Battle Royal, but came up short when facing off against the likes of Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes and Brodie Lee.
However, this changed when he battled with the All-Atlantic Champion PAC – his long-time rival in the company – on AEW Dynamite in Canada. Orange Cassidy pinned Pac after an incredible match to become the All-Atlantic Champion and begun a title reign that would define Freshly Squeezed as a fighting champion in AEW.
He is coming up on the record for the most title defences in AEW (Kenny Omega holds the record with 9) and could break this record in the next few weeks. Here is every Orange Cassidy title defence for the All-Atlantic Champion in AEW so far.
Orange Cassidy Title Defence
Orange Cassidy vs Rush vs Ten – AEW Rampage (October 21st, 2022)
With the help of Danhausen, Orange Cassidy defeated Rush and The Dark Order’s Ten in a three way match for his first defence of the AEW All-Atlantic Championship.
Orange Cassidy vs Luchasaurus vs Rey Fenix – AEW Dynamite (November 2nd, 2022)
Orange Cassidy vs Katsuyori Shibata – AEW Rampage (November 4th, 2022)
The AEW debut of the formerly retired Katsuyori Shibata saw the best defence of Orange Cassidy’s All-Atlantic Championship. The pairing had history in AEW, with Shibata having segments with Cassidy at Forbidden Door and on the AEW Dynamite prior to this bout.
Orange Cassidy vs Katsuyori Shibata was a return to form for Shibata, who bumped around and performed all his signature moves like nothing had changed over the past five years. He looked as good he did back then, shaking off the ring rust almost immediately. However this couldn’t stop him from losing to the champion, after being hit by the Orange Punch to give Cassidy his third All-Atlantic Championship defence.
Orange Cassidy vs Lee Johnson – AEW Rampage (November 9th, 2022)
Orange Cassidy vs Jake Hager – AEW Dynamite (November 23rd, 2022)
Orange Cassidy vs QT Marshall – AEW Rampage (November 30th, 2022)
Orange Cassidy vs Trent Seven – AEW Rampage (December 7th, 2022)