As per PWInsider, Orange Cassidy was legitimately knocked out during the No. 1 Contenders AEW World Title match against PAC on Wednesday’s Dynamite.
According to the same report, the original plan for the match was for a finish with a 20 minute draw, leading to the announcement of Kenny Omega defending the title against both Orange Cassidy and PAC at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view on May 30.
It is being said that when Cassidy went down hurt after a sunset flip powerbomb onto the floor, he kept trying to get up to return to the ring to finish the match. Tony Khan then called an audible to have Cassidy stay down and for the ref to call for the bell. It was at that point, the match was declared a no contest to set up the three-way so that Cassidy would not be removed Cassidy from the AEW World Title Match.