Freshly Squeezed Orange Cassidy is one of the most enthralling and talented in-ring performers in Tony Khan’s AEW. However, he is also known for his silent and comedic antics which made him a popular act among wrestling fans.

The current AEW International Champion has been perceived as a comic attraction by many for AEW, whether it is his playful kicking to tease opponents or raising his signature thumb to respond to others.

But Cassidy recently has revealed his true perspective about a comedic wrestler in general. During a recent interview with theathletic.com, Orange Cassidy openly dismissed the term comedic wrestler, stating that professional wrestling was a mix of various emotions rather than just laughter.

“I don’t really like the term comedy wrestler because I feel that professional wrestling is an art. This is the art I create and art, to me, should generate emotions out of people. Those emotions could be laughter. They could also be joy, it could also be sadness, it could be regret, it could be depression. If I was just a comedic wrestler, would people really care, would they be invested?

Advertising
Advertising

Moreover, he credited AEW for providing him the platform to evoke different emotions as a professional wrestler and become a top fixture for the company.

You can watch a movie that’s just laughs for 90 minutes, but there’s always a part that makes you really care. It’s why I’m very grateful for AEW, because I can flex those different muscles, evoke those different emotions that I wouldn’t be able to if I was somewhere else. I’d be a one-note joke, people would get tired of it after six months and I’d be done. You have to be a professional wrestler first and foremost to evoke any type of emotion.

Orange Cassidy has a high-stakes championship bout coming up at AEW Revolution 2024. He would be defending his AEW International championship against Undisputed Kingdom member, Roderick Strong.

What are your thoughts on Orange Cassidy’s statement regarding the term comedic wrestler? Sound off in the comments!

Thanks, NoDQ.com for the above quotes!

Nikunj Walia

Nikunj Walia is a creative professional with a unique ability to think outside the box. He is able to apply his talents across a variety of niches and is known for his flexibility and innovative approach. Nikunj's goal is to make a name for himself as a content creator, event host, digital expert, and Indian Influencer, while revolutionizing the way fans consume wrestling content.

Disqus Comments Loading...