Orange Cassidy To Defend AEW International Title On Next Week's Dynamite

AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy is nothing if not a fighting champion. And next Wednesday on "Dynamite," he'll once again be putting his title on the line. Tony Khan made the announcement Friday night.


"International Champion Orange Cassidy defends the title vs Kyle Fletcher, who aims to claim another major title on Wednesday in Las Vegas!" Khan wrote.

Since defeating PAC for the championship last October, Cassidy has defended it on 21 separate occasions. He'll have his work cut out for him against Fletcher, though, who currently holds both the NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship and the IWGP Tag Team Championship in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Fletcher has been sporadically appearing for AEW since last June when he and fellow United Empire members Mark Davis and Will Ospreay teamed up to take on FTR and Trent Beretta in a losing effort.

Cassidy, on the other hand, has been with AEW since its very beginning. Though, winning the International Championship is his first taste of gold with the company. That said, he did manage to earn a shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championship back in March alongside Danhausen. The duo ultimately fell short in their attempt to capture the tag team titles, but Cassidy's singles reign hasn't skipped a beat.


In addition to being a fighting champion, it's clear that a certain section of wrestling fans view him as the leading workhorse in the industry. In a recent Twitter poll conducted by Wrestling Inc., Cassidy picked up the second-highest amount of votes, just shy of WWE's Seth Rollins.