Bully Ray Reacts to Criticism of His Orange Cassidy AEW Comments

AEW's Orange Cassidy receives critique from Bully Ray.

by Atia Mukhtar
Bully Ray Reacts to Criticism of His Orange Cassidy AEW Comments
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WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray recently voiced his disapproval of Orange Cassidy's performance, particularly criticizing Cassidy's ability to convincingly sell a piledriver onto steel ring steps during an episode of "AEW Dynamite." Bully Ray, a former TNA World Champion, expressed his thoughts on "Busted Open Radio," noting that his comments received an unexpectedly positive reception within the wrestling community.

"My comments about Orange Cassidy on 'Busted Open After Dark' had some positive effects, ' Bully Ray shared. What I noticed on social media is that even some of the staunch AEW fanbase, who usually despise me but still listen to everything I say, came around a little bit."

Fans' Begrudging Agreement

Bully Ray went on to mock the backhanded compliments he received from AEW fans, enjoying their begrudging agreement with his critique.

"Busted Open" co-host Mark Henry weighed in, suggesting that even Cassidy himself likely took the criticism constructively. "If anybody will take the constructive criticism, it's him. Orange Cassidy is one of my favorite people that I was able to work with in AEW," Henry praised, highlighting Cassidy's athleticism and sense of humor.

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion emphasized Cassidy's dedication to improvement. "I know for a fact that he looked at that criticism as constructive and he didn't get upset or pout." Currently, Cassidy is embroiled in a feud with his former best friend, Trent Beretta, who recently betrayed him and their ally Chuck Taylor.

Trent's recent Parking Lot Brawl against Taylor is anticipated to be Taylor's final match, adding further tension to the storyline. This development adds an intriguing layer to AEW's ongoing narrative, with fans eagerly watching how Cassidy responds to both the in-ring challenges and the constructive criticism from industry veterans like Bully Ray. The dynamic between these wrestlers continues to evolve, promising more captivating moments for the AEW audience.

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