Orange Cassidy

Dec 22, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

 

Real Name: James Cipperly
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 161 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 10, 1985
From: Stewartsville, New Jersey
Pro Debut: March 13, 2004
Trained By: Chris Hero, Bryan Wenzel & Mike Quackenbush
Finishing Move: Orange Punch

Biography

– Outside of wrestling, Cipperly is a qualified architect
– At the start of his career, Cipperly wrestled as JC Ryder and regularly teamed with Danny Rage as The New Jersey Independent All Stars
– On January 29, 2005, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated Xtreme Pandemonium (Buster Maccabi & Apollo Cruz) to win the GBW Tag Team Titles
– On February 19, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated The Security Team (Chris Vertigo & Scott Adams) to retain the GBW Tag Team Titles
– On March 12, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated 3XS (Scott Richards & Matt Skills), The Security Team (Chris Vertigo & Scott Adams) and Xtreme Pandemonium (Buster Maccabi & Apollo Cruz) to retain the GBW Tag Team Titles
– On March 19, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated Adam Flash & Derek Frazier and Xtreme Pandemonium (Buster Maccabi & Apollo Cruz) to retain the GBW Tag Team Titles
– On April 9, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated Xtreme Pandemonium (Buster Maccabi & Apollo Cruz) and The Zoo Crew (Eric Pinhat & Bruno) to retain the GBW Tag Team Titles
– Following a stint in Mike Quackenbush’s school, Cipperly joined the CHIKARA roster as the masked Fire Ant in early 2006
– On April 8, 2006, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated The Untouchables (Nikki Starr & Ryan Phenix) to win the GBW Tag Team Titles
– On July 29, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated The Untouchables to retain the GBW Tag Team Titles
– On September 30, The New Jersey Independent All Stars defeated Cheech & Cloudy to retain the GBW Tag Team Titles
– In July 2007, Cipperly worked as Orange Cassidy for the first time
– Cassidy wrestled an ROH dark match on January 12, 2008, teaming with Vin Gerard in a loss to Kyle Durden & Pelle Primeau
– On June 15, 2008, Fire Ant defeated Vin Gerard to win the CHIKARA Young Lions Cup
– On November 19, The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant) defeated Team UK (Martin Stone & Pac) and The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) to win the CHIKARA/wXw Tag World Grand Prix
– On September 13, 2009, The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant) defeated The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) to win the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On October 17, The Colony defeated The Roughnecks (Brodie Lee & Grizzly Redwood) to retain the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On November 22, The Colony defeated The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) to retain the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On January 31, 2010, The Colony defeated Team FIST (Gran Akuma & Icarus) to retain the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On February 28, The Colony defeated The Order Of The Neo Solar Temple (UltraMantis Black & Delirious) to retain the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles
– On April 17, 2011, The Colony (Fire Ant, Green Ant & Soldier Ant) defeated Team FIST (Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano & Icarus) to win the CHIKARA King of Trios Tournament
– On August 23, 2014, Fire Ant defeated Bandido Jr to win the Forza Lucha Cup
– On November 4, 2017, Fire Ant defeated Hallowicked, Gran Akuma, Darby Allin & Zenshi to win the WrestleJam Title
– On September 2, 2018, Fire Ant, Green Ant & Thief Ant defeated The Four Nations (Adam Hoffman, Mick Moretti & Jack Bonza) to win the CHIKARA King of Trios Tournament
– On December 31, 2018, Cassidy defeated Tracy Williams to win the Powerbomb.tv Independent Title, which would be renamed the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title shortly thereafter
– On January 11, 2019, Cassidy defeated Eddie Kingston to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title. Over the next two days, he would retain the title against Puf and Tommy Boy Floyd
– On January 25, Cassidy defeated Bobby Shields to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On February 10, Cassidy defeated Stokely Hathaway in a Parking Lot Street Fight to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On February 15, Cassidy defeated Chris Dickinson to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On February 23, Cassidy defeated John Silver to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On March 9, Cassidy defeated Filthy Tom Lawlor to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On March 17, Cassidy defeated Dick Justice, Puf, Joey Ryan & Anthony Greene to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On March 21, Cassidy defeated Darin Corbin to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title and win the F1RST Wrestling Uptown Title
– On April 4, Cassidy defeated Jonathan Gresham in a European Rules Match to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– The next day, Cassidy defeated Bryan Alvarez to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On April 17, Cassidy defeated Kylie Rae to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On May 8, Cassidy defeated Jordynne Grace to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On May 18, Cassidy defeated Joey Janela to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– Cassidy debuted for AEW in the Casino Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing 2019
– On June 9, Cassidy defeated Kris Statlander & Kimber Lee in a No-DQ Match to regain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On July 13, Cassidy defeated Hallowicked to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On July 27, Cassidy defeated Kikutaro in a Best Of 3 Falls Match to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– The next day, Cassidy defeated RD Evans to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On August 13, it was announced that Cassidy had signed with AEW
– On August 24, Cassidy defeated Shawn From Michaels to retain the IWTV Independent Wrestling Title
– On November 17, Cassidy defeated Trey Miguel, Brett Michael David & Kody Lane in an Elimination Match to win the A1 Zero Gravity Title
– Following his official AEW debut, Cassidy aligned himself with The Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent) and, later, Kris Statlander & Wheeler YUTA
– At All Out 2020, Cassidy defeated Chris Jericho in a Mimosa Mayhem Match
– On the October 14, 2020 edition of Dynamite, Cassidy fought TNT Champion Cody to a time-limit draw
– At Full Gear 2020, Cassidy defeated John Silver
– At AEW Winter Is Coming 2020, Cassidy was one of the two winners of the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal. He would lose the ‘final’ to MJF the next week
– At AEW Road Rager 2021, Cassidy & Kris Statlander defeated The Hardy Family Office (The Blade & The Bunny)
– At Fyter Fest 2021, Cassidy defeated The Blade
– On the All Out 2021 pre-show, Best Friends (Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & Wheeler Yuta) and Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) defeated The Hardy Family Office (Matt Hardy, Angelico, Jack Evans, Isaiah Kassidy & Marq Quen)
– At Beach Break 2022, Cassidy defeated Adam Cole in a Lights Out Match

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