AEW Dynamite kicked off with an unexpected turn of events as Claudio Castagnoli, also known as Cesaro, suffered a surprising defeat against International Champion Orange Cassidy. Castagnoli showcased his immense strength early on, dominating Cassidy and tossing him around the ring like a ragdoll. The champion attempted to fight back by repeatedly slamming Claudio’s face into the turnbuckle, but it seemed to have little effect on the resilient Swiss Superman. As Castagnoli continued to punish his opponent, Cassidy rolled out of the ring in an attempt to regroup, only to be met with a strike to the side of his head. The match spilled outside the ring, prompting Wheeler Yuta to interfere, leading to Hook coming to the defense of his friend. However, both Yuta and Hook were swiftly ejected from the ringside area by the AEW referee. Castagnoli executed a massive superplex from the top rope, but Orange quickly turned the tables by pushing him into the ring post, catching him off guard with a powerful uppercut. Cassidy retaliated with his signature move, the Orange Punch, but Claudio cleverly rolled out of the ring, emulating his rival’s tactics. Orange then delivered a DDT to Castagnoli, but the resilient Swiss Superman managed to kick out. In a last-ditch effort, Cassidy executed a hurricanrana and converted it into a pin, successfully defending his AEW International Championship. Share your thoughts on Orange Cassidy’s impressive title defense in the comments below.