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Orange Cassidy Felt Like He Didn’t Have A Purpose After AEW International Title Loss

Orange Cassidy reflects on losing the AEW International Championship.

Orange Cassidy had a remarkable run with the AEW International Championship, as he defended it numerous times until Jon Moxley dethroned him. Cassidy regained the gold by defeating Rey Fenix on the October 10 episode of AEW Dynamite.

Speaking with Bex & Buster, Orange Cassidy made it clear that he doesn’t plan on losing the title again. (H/t Jeremy Lambert of Fightful for the transcription)

“I don’t ever plan to,” Orange Cassidy said. “I didn’t plan on losing in the first place, [and] I get that question a lot. ‘What’s next for you?’ I never like to think too far ahead. This is the most important thing, and it was the most important thing.

“When I lost it, I was kind of like, I didn’t really feel like I had a purpose, which is bizarre for a human being to say, and it’s something I never thought I would experience. When your identity, for almost a year, is that you’re the International Champion that is so used to wrestling and defending the belt every single week, and when you don’t, you’re kind of lost.”

Orange Cassidy Says He Still Has Something To Prove

Orange Cassidy went on to describe how he has unfinished business with the title. He stated that he feels like he still has something to prove.

“When the opportunity came up of me trying to get it back, I obviously took it,” Orange Cassidy said. “Rey Fenix is one of the best wrestlers in the world, but he was banged up, if not as bad or worse than I was when I lost it. I have it now, I’m very grateful, there’s unfinished business I have with this, and it has to do with the person that took it from me in the first place.

“I feel like I have something to prove now. The first time around, I was just defending it to win. I don’t think I have to prove anything to anybody, ever, but for some reason I think I do. Maybe it’s in my head.”

Orange Cassidy will team up with Kazuchika Okada on the October 25 episode of AEW Dynamite. WrestleZone will have coverage of the show as it airs.