The Hardy Family Office has suffered a cutting defeat at the hands of Orange Cassidy.
The feud between Hardy and Cassidy, which began when Orange broke Matt's nose during a match two months ago, has intensified in recent weeks with Matt attempting to cut off Orange’s hair, and beyond that, anyone fighting in opposition of the Office.
On the September 24 episode of AEW Rampage, following a loss in an 8-Man Tag Match, Hardy challenged Cassidy to a Hair vs. Hair match. The catch, however, was that he would be facing TH2's Jack Evans rather than Hardy himself. Evans was taken aback by the challenge but was warned by Matt not to fail him.
The two men faced off during tonight's episode of Rampage, with Cassidy admitting he wasn't aware of the stipulation during the pre-match interview. Towards the end of the bout, Hardy brought out the H.F.O. but they were blocked from interfering by Chuck Taylor, Kris Statlander, Wheeler Yuta, and Dark Order. During their standoff on the outside, Evans lost focus and gave Cassidy the opening he needed to hit the Orange Punch and win the match.
Taylor, Statlander, and Yuta joined Orange in the ring after the match and shaved Jack Evans' hair. Matt Hardy apologized from afar and said that it was for the greater good before telling the H.F.O. to retreat.