James Cipperly is an American professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is best known for his work with Chikara as Fire Ant and AEW as Orange Cassidy.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years, The Colony and King of Trios (2006-2011)
In 2006, Cassidy began his wrestling journey where he went by Fire Ant and joined The Colony. In 2007. The stable gained popularity due to their innovative matches. The stable feuded with rudo BLKOUT, which they won. In 2008, The Colony began feuding with Th UnStable. At Tag World Grand Prix, The Colony won, but they failed to win the titles.
After some changes in The Colony, the stable worked their way into the tag team division and earned a championship shot. In September, The Colony defeated Osirian Portal for the Campeonatos de Parejas. In 2010, The Colony lost the Campeonatos de Parejas to Ares and Claudio of the BDK. In 2011, The Colony won the King of Trios tournament by defeating F.I.S.T. in the finals.
The Swarm and Colony and Various Feuds (2012-2018)
In 2012, The Colony began feuding with The Swarm. The Colony failed to win the King of Trios tournament due to The Swarm. After the emergency of new colony members with swarm known as The Colony: Xtreme Force, The Colony, which consisted of the old members, feuded with Xtreme Force.
The storyline continued even after the inactivity of Chikara and led to all the remaining members merging with The Colony. In 2014, The Colony defeated The Colony: Xtreme Force but lost to The Flood. In 2018, Fire Ant and two new ants won the King of Trios tournament.
In 2019, Orange Cassidy made his debut at Double or Nothing. In August, he signed with the company and reunited with The Best Friends. At AEW Revolution, Cassidy was defeated by PAC. In 2020, Cassidy began feuding with Chris Jericho. He rose to prominence and gained immense popularity during his feud with Jericho. Cassidy won the feud when he defeated Jericho in a Mimosa Mayhem at All Out.
Cassidy received two shots at the TNT Championship but failed to win. In 2021, Kenny Omega defeated Orange Cassidy and PAC for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship at Double or Nothing. In 2022, Cassidy and The Best Friends began feuding with The Elite and Britt Baker. At Beach Break, Cassidy defeated Adam Cole in a lights-out match. At Revolution, Cassidy entered the Face of the Revolution ladder match and lost.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|A1 Zero Gravity Championship||1|
|Campeonatos de Parejas||1|
|King of Trios||2|
|Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship||1|
|Forza Lucha Cup Championship||1|
|GBW Tag Team Championship||2|