Hailing from New York City, The Private Party came into AEW as a relatively new unit. At Fyter Fest, Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy quickly proved that they belonged among the upper echelon of the promotion’s tag team division. With the fast-paced offense and charisma for days alike, The Private Party quickly grabbed the attention of new viewers, hooking them during their performance at Fyter Fest against SoCal Uncensored and Best Friends.
Now that the wrestling world is familiar with The Private Party, it’s time to look into their career as a unit. The duo of Quen and Kassidy’s careers, from their early days of training at the House of Glory school to their newfound name in AEW, is here.
The Private Party | The Story of Mr. Certified $tunna and The Magic Moment
The Private Party got their start in House of Glory in 2015, where they trained under the tutelage of former X-Division Champion and staple, Amazing Red. Their first documented match occurred in August, at HOG At Last, where they defeated the team of TJ Marconi and Josh Glide.
In October 2015, The Private Party made their way to Fight the World Wrestling. At FTW In Your Face, they scored another victory, this time against The Rockstar and Jeremy Leary. In October, at HOG The Purge, they unsuccessfully challenged EYFBO, comprised of Mike Draztik and Angel Ortiz, for the HOG Tag Team Championship.
The Private Party made up for this loss the following December, at HOG Civil War, where they defeated EYFBO to win their first tag team championship.
With 2016 underway, The Private Party continued their winning ways. In January, at FTW New Year’s Revolution, they defeated Mike Law and Anthony Gangone, collectively known as Dirty Saviors, to win the FTW World Tag Team Championship.
In the months that followed, The Private Party defended both the HOG and FTW Tag Team Championships, not only in their respective promotions but other independents, including Warriors of Wrestling and Next Level Wrestling. August was perhaps their biggest month to which they fought.
House of Glory Tag Team Champions
By then, The Private Party dropped the HOG Tag Team Championship to The Hardy Boyz at High Intensity 5. In the summer and early autumn, The Private Party challenged for the Legacy Wrestling and PWM Tag Team Championships, respectively. In October, The Private Party won the GCW Tag Team Championship at Trent Acid Cup.
The Private Party went into 2017 with a focus on other promotions. In January, they debuted for Blitzkrieg Pro before making their way to Combat Zone Wrestling. They also dropped the FTW World Tag Team Championship to Alpha Psi, comprised of Nate Bateman and Donnie Dixon, at Wonderslam.
In March, they worked for New York Wrestling Connection, competing for the promotion’s tag team championship at Aftermath. In May, The Private Party made their way to Pro Wrestling Magic to compete in the 3rd Donald Cassamento Memorial Tag Team Tournament. Following three rounds, they won the tournament.
Tag Team Champions. All Over the Independent Circuit
In June, they defeated Tommy and JP, The Amazing Graysons, for the PWM Tag Team Championship. In October, they dropped the GCW Tag Team Championship in a three-way tag team match at Worst Behavior. Before 2017 closed, The Private Party would lose the PWM Tag Team Championship as well.
Early into 2018, The Private Party sought to reclaim the HOG and CZW Tag Team Championships alike. They also started to appear for Wrestling Has a Tomorrow, based out of Providence, Rhode Island. At WHAT’s inaugural event, they defeated the team of Ken Broadway and Christian Casanova, known jointly as Cashflow Killanova.
They would go on to win at WHAT events for the rest of the year. In August, they competed for the HOG Tag Team Championship at High Intensity in a four-way match, which was won by Latin American Exchange members Ortiz and Santana. The Private Party would reclaim championship gold in December, however.
At WOW’s 11th Year Anniversary Show in December, they defeated Jason Sinclair and Chris Benne, The Apostles of Chaos, for the WOW Tag Team Championship.
The Private Party are All Elite
Following the announcement of All Elite Wrestling in January of 2019, one of the focuses of company Executive Vice Presidents The Young Bucks was its tag team division. The following April, AEW announced a batch of new signings. During episode 148 of “Being the Elite,” it was announced that Quen and Kassidy would be #AllElite. Furthermore, they received a vocal endorsement from The Young Bucks, who declared that they were “the future.”
The tandem made their AEW debut at Double or Nothing, in May, during the Casino Battle Royale. Though they worked together to eliminate Brian Pillman Jr., they were soon eliminated by Luchasaurus. The duo would have their first tag team in AEW at Fyter Fest the following month.
Though they lost their three-way tag team match, The Private Party came away with immense credibility, wowing viewers with their spirited performance. They will have an impact on AEW’s tag team division once the promotion makes its way to primetime television.
Though The Private Party are officially #AllElite with AEW, the captivating tandem remains a fixture in the independent scene. From their home of House of Glory to regional promotions like Northeast Wrestling, it’s clear that Quen and Kassidy are unlikely to slow their hustle anytime soon.
With a number of tag team champions to their collective name, The Private Party is an established name in the northeast. In AEW, however, Private Party stands to catch the attention of wrestling fans around the world.
Expect to see them firmly etched in the promotion’s tag team division, and perhaps more championship gold in their possession, before long. This is one party that’s an open invitation.