Orange Cassidy Defeats Jon Moxley, Retains International Title at AEW Full Gear 2023
Orange Cassidy retains International Title at AEW Full Gear, avenging previous loss to Jon Moxley and setting up potential rubber match.
At AEW Full Gear, Orange Cassidy emerged victorious over Jon Moxley, retaining the International Title in a highly anticipated rematch. This clash marked a continuation of their rivalry that began at All Out in September, where Moxley defeated Cassidy in the main event to claim the International Championship and end Cassidy's impressive 326-day reign.
Following successful defenses against AR Fox and Big Bill, Moxley suffered a shocking loss to Rey Fenix on the Sept. 20 Grand Slam edition of Dynamite. Moxley attributed the loss to a concussion sustained during the bout, which led to an extended absence from the ring.
Moxley made his return to the ring for OTT in the United Kingdom at the end of October and for New Japan Pro-Wrestling in early November, setting the stage for him to pursue the International Championship once again.
Fenix put the international title on the line against Cassidy on the Oct. 10 Title Tuesday episode of Dynamite, resulting in Cassidy becoming the first two-time international champion. Following a successful defense against Claudio Castagnoli, Moxley attacked Orange and challenged him to a championship match at Full Gear.
The highly anticipated rematch between Moxley and Cassidy delivered a strong performance, with Cassidy emerging victorious to avenge his loss at All Out. This victory may lead to a potential rubber match between the two in the near future.
The clash between Moxley and Cassidy showcased the in-ring chemistry and star power of two of AEW's most popular and successful stars. Their rivalry continues to captivate audiences, and fans can expect more thrilling encounters in the future.