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 currently holds the record for most title defences, having defended the AEW All-Atlantic Championship 19 times (and counting), in both AEW and NJPW.
The title changed names on March 15th, 2023, before his match with Jeff Jarrett on AEW Dynamite.
After defending the belt, it became known as the AEW International Championship, a name which has stuck since the alteration.
Here is every title defence Orange Cassidy has succeeded in, following his victory over PAC to win the AEW All-Atlantic Championship (Now AEW International Championship).
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)
Orange Cassidy vs Trent Barreta – AEW Rampage (December 28th, 2022)
Orange Cassidy vs Kip Sabian – AEW Battle of the Belts V (January 6th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Jay Lethal – AEW Dynamite (January 18th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Lee Moriarty – AEW Rampage (February 8th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Wheeler Yuta – AEW Dynamite (February 22nd, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Big Bill – AEW Dynamite (March 1st, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Jay Lethal II – AEW Dynamite (March 8th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Jeff Jarrett – AEW Dynamite (March 15th, 2023)
Before his match with Jeff Jarrett, AEW announced that the name of the All-Atlantic Championship.
To promote the movie Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the title was to be changed to the AEW International Championship.
While Cassidy defended his title and won the AEW International Championship, it retains the same lineage and his reign as AEW All-Atlantic and International Champion is considered one continuous title reign.
Orange Cassidy vs The Butcher – AEW Dynamite (March 29th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Draglistico – AEW Battle of the Belts VI (April 7th, 2023)
Orange Cassisdy vs Buddy Matthews – AEW Dynamite (April 12th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Gabriel Kidd – NJPW Collision in Philadelphia (April 16th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Bandido – AEW Dynamite (April 26th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Daniel Garcia – AEW Dynamite (May 10th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy vs Kyle Fletcher – AEW Dynamite (May 24th, 2023)
AEW International Blackjack Battle Royal – AEW Double or Nothing 2023 (May 28th, 2023)
Orange Cassidy defeated 20 other men to defend his AEW International Championship at Double or Nothing 2023.
He last eliminated Swerve Strickland to retain his championship, in the 23rd defence of his world title.
Orange Cassidy vs Swerve Strickland – AEW Dynamite
Orange Cassidy vs Zack Sabre Jr vs Katsuyori Shibata vs Daniel Garca – AEW Forbidden Door 2023
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