A lot of fans were underwhelmed when Will Ospreay’s opponent was announced for AEW and New Japan’s Forbidden Door pay-per-view. Many view Orange Cassidy as nothing more than comedy wrestler. Despite his talent in the ring, many AEW viewers were hoping Ospreay had a more serious opponent.

Despite the skepticism, Will Ospreay and Orange Cassidy delivered a fantastic match. Fans have been raving about it ever since. The AEW locker room had a similar reaction to the contest.

In a recent Wrestling Observer Update, it was noted that the backstage reaction to Ospreay and Cassidy’s match was very positive. AEW employees were reportedly going crazy over the bout. The reaction inside AEW matched the excitement of the fans.

“Backstage people were going crazy with the quality of Will Ospreay vs. Orange Cassidy.”


Orange Cassidy and Will Ospreay delivered more than anyone expected. It has been one of the most discussed matches from Forbidden Door. Despite Cassidy’s gimmick, he was able to work an athletic style that matched up very well with Ospreay and helped make the show huge success.

Time will tell what AEW has planned next for Orange. He has delivered plenty of great matches despite often being pinned as comic relief. Perhaps fans will take him a little more seriously after his match with Will Ospreay.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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