Orange Cassidy, AEW Wrestlers, Cause Upset in Washington Nationals President’s Race

Orange Cassidy wins Gold on AEW Dynamite

Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Kris Statlander, and Yuta Wheeler are now the one in 15-1 in the previously unblemished record of George Washington.

With AEW in nearby Baltimore for Dynamite and a Rampage taping this Wednesday, several wrestlers stopped over at a Washington Nationals game where they created quite the entertainment interfering in the President’s Race.

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A beloved tradition among fans of the Washington Nationals, the President’s Race first began in 2006. Held during the fourth inning of each home game at Nationals Park, the iconic race pits four former U.S. President mascots head-to-head in a race around the warning track. In its history, the race has featured seven different presidents.

One of the main storylines around the race was the six-year losing streak of Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt was winless for the first six years, winning his first race during the Nationals’ first postseason appearance in 2012.

Over the years, the race has certainly had its fair share of shenanigans, none too different than what happened Tuesday night as AEW wrestlers invaded the competition.

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Orange Cassidy, Wheeler Yuta, Kris Statlander, and Chuck Taylor Cause Upset in President’s Race

As mentioned above, there is normally some kind of storyline associated with the race and this year, it was the undefeated 15-0 streak of George “The Beast” Washington. Much like Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, no one had been able to challenge the nation’s first president…until Tuesday.

Washington, as he had all season long, got off to a strong start but one by one, his competitors fell victim to AEW wrestlers.

First up, Thomas Jefferson fell victim to a steel chair at the hands of Chuck Taylor. Then, Kris Statlander used a chair of her own on Abraham Lincoln. As Teddy Roosevelt was rounding the corner he was confronted by Wheeler Yuta, who promptly chokeslammed him through a table.

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The stage looked set for Washington to win his 16th consecutive race this season but Cassidy had other plans. As Jefferson got up from his own attack, Cassidy punched Washington, clearing the path for the nation’s third president to take home his first win this season. After the race, Cassidy, with AEW International Championship in hand, raised the arm of Jefferson.

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