Private Party (professional wrestling)

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Private Party
Tag team
MembersIsiah Kassidy/"Brother Zay" Isiah Kassidy/Zay
Marq Quen/Quen
Name(s)Private Party
Billed heightsZay: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Quen: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
billed weight
355 lb (161 kg)
Zay: 180 lb (82 kg)
Quen: 175 lb (79 kg)
HometownNew York City, U.S.
Billed from"A location where you need an invitation"[1]
Brooklyn, New York
Matt Hardy (Manager)
DebutAugust 21, 2015
Years active2015–present

Private Party is an American professional wrestling tag team consisting of Zay (shortened from his previous ring name Brother Zay, and "Brother Zay" Isiah Kassidy) and Quen (shortened from his previous ring name Marq Quen). They are signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The team debuted in August 2015 and wrestled in the independent circuit, as well as several regional promotions such as House of Glory (HOG) and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). In April 2019, they signed with AEW.



Independent circuit (2015–2019)


Private Party made their debut for House of Glory (HOG) on August 21, 2015, where they defeated Josh Glide and TJ Marconi.[2] In December of that year, they won the HOG Tag Team Championship.[3] They lost the titles to The Hardy Boyz in August 2016.[4] The team would later win several other championships, including the Fight The World Tag Team Championship,[5] the Game Changer Wrestling Tag Team Championship,[6] the Pro Wrestling Magic Tag Team Championship[7] and the Warriors of Wrestling Tag Team Championship.[8] Private Party also made several appearances for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC) between 2016 and 2018.[9]

All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)


On April 22, 2019, it was announced that Private Party had signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[10] The team made their AEW debut at Fyter Fest on June 29, where they lost to Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) in a triple threat tag team match also involving SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky).[11] On the All Out pre-show on August 31, Private Party defeated The Hybrid 2 (Angélico and Jack Evans).[12] Private Party then competed in a tournament to determine the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions, defeating The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) in the first round,[13] but ultimately lost to the Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Fénix) in the semi-finals.[14] At Full Gear on November 9, Private Party failed to win the AEW Tag Team titles from SoCal Uncensored in a triple threat tag team match also involving the Lucha Brothers.[15]

On January 8, 2020, Private Party faced the AEW World Tag Team Champions Kenny Omega and "Hangman" Adam Page in a losing effort after an altercation between Page, Kassidy and Quen. On March 12, Private Party teamed up with Joey Janela where they lost to Pac and The Lucha Brothers, otherwise known as "The Death Triangle" in a six-man tag team match. Janela, Kassidy, and Quen then suffered a post match attack until Best Friends and Orange Cassidy made the save. At the Double or Nothing Buy-In, Private Party faced Best Friends in a number one contender's match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship in a losing effort.[16] On the June 10 episode of Dynamite, Quen challenged Cody for the TNT Championship in a losing effort. At Fyter Fest Night 1, Private Party, being accompanied by Matt Hardy, took on Santana and Ortiz, where they emerged victorious.[17] They faced Kenny Omega and "Hangman" Adam Page in an AEW World Tag Team Championship match on Night 2 of Fyter Fest, which they lost against the champions during the event. Private Party along with Matt Hardy would turn heel for the first time in AEW after they attacked Top Flight & Matt Sydal after they won against them. [18] Kassidy would lose to a debuting Keith Lee on the February 9, 2022 episode of Dynamite in a "Face of the Revolution" ladder match for Revolution. At Revolution, Hardy and Kassidy would lose a Tornado tag team match with Andrade El Idolo against Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Sting. In 2023, Quen would suffer an injury that would keep him out of action for the rest of the year.

On the January 3, 2024 episode of Dynamite, Quen returned, reuniting Private Party in the process. On the June 12 episode of Dynamite, during a TV Time with The Learning Tree segment, Zay and Quen attacked Chris Jericho, Big Bill and Bryan Keith as Jericho was teaching them how to climb the turnbuckle.[19]

Impact Wrestling (2021)


On January 19, 2021, Private Party made their Impact Wrestling debut, and defeated Chris Sabin and James Storm to earn a shot against The Good Brothers for the Impact World Tag Team Championship at No Surrender.[20]

Personal lives


Isiah Kassidy was born on July 10, 1997, in New York City.[21] Marq Quen was born as DaQuentin Redden on April 12, 1994, also in New York City.[22]

Championships and accomplishments



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  2. ^ "House of Glory At Last". Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "HOG Civil War « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Retrieved 2018-01-22.
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  8. ^ a b "Tag Team Title History - Warriors of Wrestling". 4 January 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Matches wrestled by Private Party for CZW". Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Currier, Joseph (April 22, 2019). "Private Party join AEW tag team division". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Powell, Jason (29 June 2019). "6/29 AEW Fyter Fest results: Powell's live review of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, and Laredo Kid, Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match, Cody vs. Darby Allin, Cima vs. Christopher Daniels". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
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  14. ^ "AEW DYNAMITE Results 10/23/2019". 24 October 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Powell, Jason (November 9, 2019). "AEW Full Gear results: Powell's live review of Chris Jericho vs. Cody for the AEW Championship, Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley, Hangman Page vs. Pac, Riho vs. Emi Sakura for the AEW Women's Championship, The Young Bucks vs. Santana and Ortiz". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
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  17. ^ Renner, Ethan (June 24, 2020). "AEW Dynamite live results: Final build to Fyter Fest". Figure Four Online. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  18. ^ Rose, Bryan (July 1, 2020). "Tag Team title match set for AEW Fyter Fest night two". Figure Four Online. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
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  20. ^ Middleton, Marc (January 21, 2021). "AEW Stars Set For Title Match At Impact No Surrender". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
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  22. ^ "Marq Quen". Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  23. ^ "HOG Tag Team Championship". Retrieved November 16, 2019.
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