Over the last decade, before joining AEW, Cassidy worked for various indy promotions like Beyond Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
His big break came at the AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view in 2019, where he worked the Casino Battle Royale match.
This was after The Young Bucks pushed AEW President Tony Khan to bring in the unknown indy star.
“The Young Bucks were the people that were like, ‘We need to get Orange here,'” Cassidy said. “Because my character is a giant middle finger to professional wrestling, so they were like, ‘Of course, let’s get him in.'”
Since making a name for himself in AEW, Khan has publicly stated that he’s a big fan of The King Of Sloth Style. Khan said in the interview that after Cassidy’s appearance at Double or Nothing in 2019,.
“Khan quickly realized that there was something unique that could intrigue the masses.”
Cassidy also talked about finding his character, working with Chris Jericho, and more. Author Brett Thompson says of Cassidy.
“This is wrestling’s male breakout star of 2020.”