Rocky Romero Reveals Orange Cassidy Was Unsure About Will Ospreay Match At AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door

Orange Cassidy was a little tentative

While fans were largely uninterested in the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship match between Will Ospreay and Orange Cassidy at Forbidden Door, their back and forth encounter ended up stealing the show and many selected it as their match of the night once the June 26 pay-per-view came to an end. 

Fans weren't the only ones who weren't looking forward to the match, though, and Rocky Romero revealed to Denise Salcedo that Orange Cassidy was actually unsure about facing Ospreay at the pay-per-view. 

"For sure the match that I think stole the show easily was Orange Cassidy vs. Will Ospreay. The funny thing is, here is another example of the fans being like, 'Oh you could have done anything else with Will Ospreay.' This was Tony's idea to do Cassidy and Ospreay, I saw the potential in it because I was like, 'Oh that's so money because that's a dream match that maybe you wouldn't think of right off the bat but it's a for sure dream'...Because everybody kinda forgets that Cassidy is such a great wrestler because he has such a fantastic gimmick," Rocky said.

"So yeah, I thought that was gonna kick butt and it exceeded my expectations because it really stole the show. The funny thing is, even going into it, Orange Cassidy was like, 'I am not sure.' He was a little tentative like, 'Maybe that's not a great match for me.' I was like, 'Dude this is gonna be awesome.' We actually talked about it after, he was like, 'Dude, that was one of my favourite matches of all-time, that I've ever done.' He was like, 'I can't believe I was tentative.' I was like, 'If you're not tentative and you care about what you do, then you really don't care. So you gotta feel that way as a performer.' But I think for the most part Tony and I knew it was gonna be a home run."

Following the match, Cassidy picked up a win on Dynamite over Ethan Page and he also used his old indy theme 'Jane' by Jefferson Starship for the first time in AEW. 

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