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Orange Cassidy Vs. Pac Finish On AEW Dynamite Changed On The Fly

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A new report has shed light on the Orange Cassidy vs. Pac match on AEW Dynamite that saw both men laid out for a double count-out in the ring.

Cassidy met Pac one-on-one in an AEW World Championship Eliminator that would see the winner go on to Double Or Nothing and challenge for the AEW World Title against Kenny Omega.

During the bout, however, it became clear that Orange Cassidy had been hurt. This caused a change to the finish of the match to be called on the fly. With Cassidy receiving attention from the ringside doctor, Don Callis appeared to distract Pac and referee, Aubrey Edwards. Omega then appeared in the ring and levelled Pac with the title belt. Edwards then counted both men out of the match.

Don Callis then gloated over the fact there was no winner so champion Omega would have the night off at Double Or Nothing. Commentator Tony Schiavone then spoiled their celebration by announcing that Tony Khan had told him the match at Double Or Nothing for the AEW Title would be a 3-way between Omega, Pac, and Cassidy.

Fightful Select and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer have both reported that the original plan for Double Or Nothing was always to have the title defended in a 3-way match.

Reports have said that the match between Orange Cassidy and Pac was originally slated to be a 20-minute draw. AEW have in the past used time limits as the finish to matches, most notably the draw between Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin.

Orange Cassidy is said to be ok following the match, and the interference from Omega and Callis was to preserve his place at Double Or Nothing rather than have Pac beat him.

Credit: Fightful Select