AEW prides itself on having the best professional wrestling inside the squared circle, but there are a few inconsistencies that must be addressed and it appears even WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray called out AEW for one spot on Dynamite this week.

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured Trent Beretta squaring off against Orange Cassidy in a singles match. Cassidy would win the bout but afterwards, Beretta attacked Cassidy and hit him with a piledriver on the steel steps and catapult under the ring. However, Cassidy essentially no-sold the moves and was ready to fight him.

On Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray criticized the post-match attack on Orange Cassidy by Trent Beretta, pointing out that Cassidy’s reaction seemed unrealistic and undermined the impact of the moves.

“I would hate any company who ever decided it was okay to have a talent no-sell a piledriver on the steel steps, a teeter-totter neckbreaker to the iron frame of the ring, and be back up 10 seconds to 15 seconds later, prepared to defend themself. Orange Cassidy is 120 lbs soaking with a brick in his pocket and a feather on top of his head. But we’re to believe he’s indestructible? Even the most indestructible of indestructibles would not be able to withstand that. Orange Cassidy should have been stretchered out. Neck in a brace. Whatever! Not on his feet. And not defending himself. I’m sorry folks. This is where AEW needs a lot of help.”


The WWE Hall of Famer continued with his criticism, suggesting that AEW needs to avoid similar scenarios in the future.

“Here is my constructive criticism on that particular moment in time and that story. Don’t ever do it again. It’s wrong. You are taking the piledriver on the steel steps and the move that was done afterwards, and throwing it out the door. There’s gotta be legitimacy, credibility to something. If you wanted him to just stand up, why not give him a regular piledriver? Why not just attack him on the floor, and just give him a piledriver on the floor? Wouldn’t that have been enough. I STILL would have been pissed, but a lot less pissed, if it was just a piledriver on the floor. Because a piledriver on the steel steps is a lot more devastating than the one on the floor, followed up by another move.”

It is quite evident Trent Beretta and Orange Cassidy’s feud is far from over, but it’s very likely fans will agree with what Bully Ray had to say, as selling offense is an important part of professional wrestling.

Do you agree with what Bully Ray had to say in this regard? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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