AEW: 5 perfect rivalries for TNT Champion Mr. Brodie Lee

The Dark Order (right to left: Stu Grayson, Brodie Lee, and Evil Uno) standing at the ramp (photo courtesy of AEW)
The Dark Order (right to left: Stu Grayson, Brodie Lee, and Evil Uno) standing at the ramp (photo courtesy of AEW) /
2 of 3

Orange Cassidy

At AEW All Out 2020, Orange Cassidy finds himself at the culmination of a bitter rivalry with “Le Champion” Chris Jericho. Or is he “Demo God” Chris Jericho? Whatever nickname he’s fallen in love with this week, the former AEW World Champion finds himself in a third matchup with “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy.

The two square off in a Mimosa Mayhem Match that could see Cassidy not only embarrass the veteran by throwing him into a tank of mimosa, but pick up a valuable victory in the rubber match of their rivalry. If he can score that win, Orange Cassidy will have more than proven himself worthy of a singles championship opportunity.

Cassidy is also among the most beloved babyfaces in the entire company. The fan-favorite, alongside Best Friends, has already gotten experience handling a group against The Inner Circle. Can he carry that over and neutralize The Dark Order to capture the TNT Championship from Mr. Brodie Lee?

Chuck Taylor

While Best Friends have primarily been a tag team during their AEW tenure, Chuck Taylor is no stranger to singles competition. The two-time PWG World Champion was ranked 127 on the PWI 500 back in 2012, but it’s been quite some time since we saw him competing at that level on his own.

While Orange Cassidy has the momentum through his rivalry with Chris Jericho, it might be a better idea to use that momentum to go after the AEW World Championship, especially if MJF escapes AEW All Out 2020 with the belt. Should Cassidy aim higher than the TNT Championship, it would be fascinating to see Chuck Taylor turn his attention to singles success and target Mr. Brodie Lee with Trent at his side to help neutralize the numbers advantage of The Dark Order.

While both veterans, these two men have only shared the ring two times. All the way back in 2011, they faced off in one singles match and one tag team match for Dragon Gate USA. It could truly be something special to see two men who have taken such different paths in the wrestling industry go at it nine years later with the TNT Championship up for grabs.