Orange Cassidy Getting Unusual AEW International Title Defense At Double Or Nothing

Orange Cassidy has been defending his AEW International Championship against a seemingly endless parade of opponents over recent months. So, it seems to make sense that he would prefer a more efficient model of turning away title challengers.


After Cassidy stated that he would defend his championship against anyone who wants a shot, he learned during Wednesday night's "Dynamite" that at least 20 individuals had approached AEW President Tony Khan to express their interest. In response, Cassidy offered to take on all of his would-be challengers at once.

"20, huh?" Cassidy said during a backstage interview on "Dynamite." "That's a lot ... all right. I guess I'll just fight them all."

That will happen at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view on Sunday, May 28, where Cassidy will defend his title against 20 challengers in a Blackjack Battle Royale.

As of this writing, AEW has yet to announce the 20 participants who will try to dethrone Cassidy's reign as AEW International Champion. Cassidy last defended his title against Daniel Garcia on the May 10 episode of "Dynamite" following a successful title defense against Bandido on April 26. 


In recent weeks, Cassidy has put away the likes of The Butcher, Dralistico, Buddy Matthews, and Gabriel Kidd at various televised events. He had become the inaugural-Atlantic Champion last October with a victory over PAC, and the title was renamed when AEW visited Canada for a pair of shows earlier this year.

Other confirmed title matches for Double or Nothing include AEW World Champion MJF vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin vs. Jack Perry, AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR vs. Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, TNT Champion Wardlow vs. Christian Cage, and AEW Women's World Champion Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm. The event will also feature an Anarchy In The Arena match pitting The Elite against Blackpool Combat Club.