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"Black Out" Pat Cassidy Biography

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Real Name
Patrick Cassidy  
Alias(es)
Black Out, The Scrapper from Southie  
Hometown
Boston, Massachusetts  
Birthday
September 14, 1994  
Height
6'2"  
Weight
244 lbs.  
Handedness
 

History

Biography
Early Life:
Cassidy was born in Boston in 1994 to Charlene & Frank Cassidy. As the third child of six in a working-class household, Cassidy knew what it was to struggle growing up. Although he had the potential to be a decent student, he often found himself in trouble in school for his pranks or fighting. Cassidy had a somewhat contentious relationship with his older brother Colm and was closest to his Irish twin, Cailin.

After high school, Cassidy tried his hand at college, attending UMass Amherst in the western part of the state. However, Cassidy’s penchant for partying got the better of him, and he never completed his degree.

Returning home to Boston, Cassidy worked briefly in some of the local restaurants before being discovered by a wrestling promoter. Jay Riel, a former indy worker who went by the in-ring name Laramee, agreed to train Cassidy if he agreed to work some shows for him.

Early Career:
Cassidy worked all over New England, learning from Riel who working ring crew, refereeing, or any number of odd jobs. On July 3, 2016, Cassidy had his first match in a run-down arena in Springfield, Massachusetts against a member of his wrestling class: Ned Reform.

From there, Cassidy worked regularly for Laramee’s BSWP, usually against (or teaming with) Reform. Eventually, Laramee got Cassidy booked for runs in Kentucky, Texas, and even a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Cassidy continued to improve, and in May of 2020 he traveled to New Oreleans for a series of dark match try-outs for the nationally recognized promotion DEFIANCE. After a series of dark matches, Cassidy officially signed a DEFIANCE contract in early June of 2020.

DEFIANCE Wrestling:
“Black Out” Pat Cassidy made his first appearance in a short vignette on the July 20, 2020 edition of Uncut. In this appearance, we saw Cassidy’s friends from the old neighborhood throwing him a going away party as he prepared to move to New Orleans. Cassidy’s in-ring debut came the very next week on the July 27 episode of DEFtv, defeating Richie Dunson in a short match. Cassidy established his persona and gimmick when he offered to take both Richie and the rest of the Dunson Clan out for beers after the show, claiming that they should have “no hard feelings” after the match.

From there, Cassidy made sporadic appearances on both Uncut and DEFtv, defeating BRAZEN wrestler Katzu Akamadu on an early August edition of DEFtv. Cassidy’s breakout moment came on DEFtv 141, where during an interview segment with Christie Zane, Cassidy issued an open challenge for the following edition of DEFtv. Following the promo, Cassidy led the live crowd in a song, a post-match celebration routine that would become associated with Cassidy going forward.

Scott Douglas, the Heart of DEFIANCE, stepped up to answer Cassidy’s challenge on DEFtv 142. The two men had a good match which was cut short with Rezin came to the ring and Stalker appeared on the screen, distracting Douglas and allowing Cassidy to sneak out a win. After the match, Cassidy realized that he had been inadvertently assisted by The Kabal, and became upset at the nature of his victory. This was the cause of resentment toward Stalker that would fuel Cassidy’s dislike of the leader of Kabal for some time to come. Cassidy who challenge Stalker to a match for some payback on Uncut 81 on November 30 2020, but came up short thanks to help from Stalker’s right hand henchman Rezin.

After the match, Cassidy was approached by Conor Fuse, who was putting together a stable of followers that he called The Friendship Members League. Cassidy was hesitant to accept as Conor was in the midst of portraying a very strange and eccentric character, but Cassidy eventually agreed to join the stable if Conor and his other cronies would come out and enjoy a beer with him. And thus began a series of adventures in which Cassidy attempted to get Conor to open up, let his hair down, and maybe work through some of his issues… and Conor’s resentment at Cassidy’s overtures grew with every week. Eventually, in a memorable in-ring segment at DEFtv 144, Conor appeared to finally be trying to do things Cassidy’s way, agreeing to a karaoke party mid-ring. However, Conor and his hulking Game Boy brutally attacked Cassidy, beating him senseless and breaking the karaoke machine over his head. It all culminated in a tag match at Ascension 2020 where Cassidy and Trashcan Tim picked up the victory over Conor Fuse and his Game Boy.

From there, Cassidy moved into an exciting new venture: he teamed up with Brock Newbludd to open a brewery / bar! Cassidy and Newbludd’s Ballyhoo Brew catered to DEFIANCE fans and became a wrestling hot-spot right in the heart of New Orleans. Cassidy and Newbludd were not only business partners, but also started to watch each other’s backs in the ring as well, with Brock helping Cassidy fight off The Kabal and Cassidy returning the favor with The Steven’s Dynasty. When Cassidy faced off one-on-one with Brock during the first DEFonDRAFT special, The Stevens Dynasty crashed the party and brutally attacked both men. In response, Cassidy and Brock formed “The Saturday Night Specials,” a fun-loving tag team with charisma to spare. The duo faced off against The Stevens in a “Saturday Night Street Fight” at DEF Road 2021, scoring the pinfall victory over the decorated tag team after their Keg Stand finishing move.

The Saturday Night Specials wrestled exclusively in the tag team ranks moving forward, locking horns with The Lucky Sevens next. The Sevens had recently joined The Better Future Talent Agency and were managed by Tom Morrow, the man who had sent The Stevens after Cassidy in the first place. After SNS defeated The Sevens to earn a shot at the DEF Unified Tag Team Championship, Morrow sent his goons to attack The Specials after the match. Minute and Uriel Cortez, who had their own issues with The Lucky Sevens, made the save. When The Stevens Dynasty returned to back up The Sevens at the following DEFtv, we had ourselves all the makings for a big eight man tag: The Saturday Night Specials, Minute, and Uirel Cortez vs. The Lucky Sevens and The Stevens Dynasty. The good guys picked up the win and five minutes alone with Tom Morrow, getting him out of their hair for the time being.

There was one thing now on both Cassidy and Brock’s mind: DEFIANCE tag team gold. When Brock Newbludd pinned Cyrus Bates in a one-on-one match up, The Saturday Night Specials officially became the number one contenders for The Comments Sections’ tag titles. In the weeks leading up to the big tag showdown, Malak Garland tried desperately to drive a wedge between Brock and Pat - but to no avail.

 
Other Feds
SHOOT Project  
Other Fed Titles
 
Other Fed Awards
Ranked #33 in the 2020 TEFP Top 100  
Gimmick
“Black Out” Pat Cassidy is a charismatic young wrestler with a love of the drink, a song in his heart, and a constant itch for a good brawl. Guided by a pretty solid moral compass, Cassidy has found his dream job: he gets to fight people for a living and party like a rock star into the night afterwards. He wins over the fans due to a natural charisma in the ring, a sharp and earnest wit on the mic, and an absolutely unashamed willingness to sometimes make a fool of himself in the name of a good time.

While Cassidy is generally an easy guy to get along with, he is not afraid to let his fists do the talking if he feels disrespect. A combination of the legendary Irish temper and a childhood growing up in poverty has left him somewhat sensitive to being talked down to. Still, to Cassidy, what happens in the ring is mostly just business and in the name of sport, and once the grappling is done he's usually happy to head down to the local watering hole and buy you a round (or six). Just be careful if he gets too much in him, because he fancies himself quite the singer.
 
Strengths
1. Cassidy can be one charming MFer. In another life, he might have been a politician.

2. Honesty. Cassidy isn't a great liar and lives his life openly. He is who he is. He's going to shoot straight you with you whether you want to hear it or not, although he's generally not a dick about it.

3. He can take a beating. Cassidy is a scrapper, and he's been in his share of tough spots, so he's very good at taking an ass kicking and coming back for more. 
Weaknesses
1. The temper! Cassidy does have his areas that will set him off, and once he gets fired up, he can make some big mistakes in judgement.

2. The drink. Cassidy loves bars because he loves socialization. That also means he drinks. A lot.

3. Kind heart. Cassidy leads with seeing the good in most people, and that can lead to trouble in a business as cutthroat as wrestling. 

Quotes

  • My demands are simple: give me a good fight. Don’t let me down, boys. Cheers.
  • Cheers, boys!
  • Sing us a song, Mr. Scary Man. Sing us a song... tonight!
  • I should have known that a few nights of fun wasn't enough to beat some sense into that deeply disturbed little man... but now I get to literally beat some sense into that deeply disturbed little man!
  • Hi. Pat Cassidy. Successful businessman.
  • As much as I usually ABHOR violence in a fine drinking establishment, for a jackass as big as you I might make an exception.
  • I now have an asterisk in the record book. I don’t know about you, but I HATE asterisks. I didn’t sign my name on the dotted line here in DEFIANCE to squeak out cheap wins. I sure as hell didn’t come here for Stalker to do my dirty work for me.
  • ...or we go with option number two: you can play your little games where you hide in the shadows instead of facing me like a man, and then I can just come find you. And what that means is Pat Cassidy is going to hit the town as only Pat Cassidy can, and at the end of a festive night of vigorous hydration, I’m calling an Uber to get myself home. And buddy, let me tell you what: in the history of Uber, there ain’t never been a pain-in-the-ass drunken customer quite like THIS guy.
  • Ms. Troy, I fully intend to be unable to form coherent sentences in about… oh say, thirty minutes. I can’t make any promises. Good talk!
  • Right now, in the Shining City on the Hill, the people of Boston are huddled with anticipation around the pub TVs. They’re holding their Guiness high, their green face paint has already begun to smear with anticipation, and their breath is bated… because once again, one of their own has a chance to bring home the gold. Listen, Christie. Can you hear them? Can you hear the cries of my people?
  • Not that respect is going to amount for much in this match, cause it’s St. Patrick’s Day fellas, and YOUR BOY HERE is absolutely… untouchable!
  • Tom Morrow! Listen up. Now, I know you’re a lot of things. You’re a clown. You’re a loser. You’re a weenie. You’re a fool. You’re an idiot. You’re a jackass. You’re a jackoff. You’re a little boy playing a big man’s game. You’re disloyal. You’re a backstabber. You’re… You know, I was going somewhere with this… but I’ve got to be honest… I think I lost the plot here.
  • My name is Black Out… you trashed my bar… prepare to die.
  • It's a street fight, asshole!
  • You’ve cheered me on, you’ve cried for me, you’ve sung along with me and you’ve laughed at my stupid jokes. Nobody had ANY idea who “Black Out” Pat Cassidy was when I walked into this place, and nobody thought I’d make it far enough to be up here accepting this award. In seven months time, YOU ALL have taken me from a nobody to a household name… and together, we’ve taken this whole scene by storm. Stick with me on this ride, my faithful drinking buddies… and just imagine where we’ll be at this time next year.

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