Edge and Christian Inducted Into The Rotary Club of Orangeville’s Sports Hall of Fame

Last month, in their home town of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, Adam Copeland and Jay Reso (Edge and Christian) where among several inductees who were entered into The Rotary Club of Orangeville’s Sports Hall of Fame. Congratulations go out to both for the honour of being inducted and following is a short article about the event. Thanks to Jennifer for passing this on.

Seven new members honoured

The Rotary Club of Orangeville’s Sports Hall of Fame held it’s annual induction dinner on Thursday, May 22, to welcome new members to this prestigious group.

The Hall of Fame honours Orangeville athletes, coaches, and builders who have made a significant contribution to sports – both locally and on national and international levels.

A Hall of Fame committee makes the annual selections based on nominations from the public.

This year, the committee selected seven individuals who have made outstanding contributions to athletics.

In the Builder category, Greg Verner was honoured as a long time volunteer and coach with the Orangeville Hawks Basketball Organization.

Bob and Fiona Clevely were inducted into the Builder category for their long-time service as volunteers with the Orangeville Northmen Lacrosse Club in a host of different capacities.

Adam Copeland and Jay Reso, were honoured as athletes. As a tag team wrestling duo, Copeland and Reso teamed up to become seven time WWE tag team champions.

Hanna and Barry Sawyer were inducted into the Builder category as long time volunteers with Orangeville Minor Hockey, Orangeville Minor and Northmen lacrosse, and the Orangeville Crushers Junior hockey team.

Christian Listed In Trish Stratus’ Top 5 Managed Superstars

With Trish Stratus going in to he WWE Hall Of Fame, this year, Trish’s official website TrishStratus.com compiled a Top 5 list of Superstars that she had managed during her time in the WWE, along with a few comments from Trish. herself. Christian made the list coming in at number 3.

#3. Christian

Trish: Who could forget the beginnings of my bad-girl persona – thanks to a heavy influence by Christian.

Pantagraph.com: Onward, Christian soldier – WWE champ headed to B-N

If Bloomington was ancient Rome and the U.S. Cellular Coliseum was that OTHER Coliseum, they’d be feeding the lions to Christian this weekend, with no table scraps.

Despite a marquee name that suggests tender mercies and the turning of other cheeks, Christian would only be turning necks.

Clear ’round… wrung clean.

As for the kings of the jungle… have a rec room wall in need of some mounted kings’ heads?

Born William Jason Reso 38 years ago, Christian isn’t the WWE’s reigning Intercontinental Champ for nothing — and certainly not for being a pussycat to bigger pussycats.

In short, there’s no turning of other cheeks for this Christian.

But extreme head-banging?

Now we’re talking the kind of doing-unto-others that we love and expect from our WWE Smackdowns.

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WWE.com: Is Christian Pulling A Con Job On The WWE Universe?

It’s tough to trust an Intercontinental Champion with a crooked smile.

It just comes naturally for Christian, who, when relishing a moment or getting caught up in a spirited discussion with an adversary, grows a half-grin. The left side of his mouth curls to a smile while the right side rests somewhat taut and emotionless. It’s part of his charm, part of being Captain Charisma. But it is also reminiscent of the times when Christian’s grin accompanied his ill-willed acts inside the squared circle.

Every time Christian shows off his pearly whites while holding that prestigious Intercontinental Title in his hand, there may be a hint of doubt nestled in some corner of the WWE Universe’s collective psyche about what might be his true intentions. Does the grin just mean that the guileful Captain Charisma is simply happy to be back on top, proud to possess championship gold once again? Or is it that other side, the matter-of-fact facial expression on the other half of his face that the Peeps should be mindful of going forward?

There’s something about the combination of Christian and the Intercontinental Championship that has brought the selfish side out of the Canadian-born Superstar in the past. That volatile mix once sent Christian down a sinister road to seize the spotlight for himself, at the expense of his longtime tag team partner and best friend, WWE Hall of Famer Edge, more than a decade ago.

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Christian and WWE Bring The Smackdown To Newark

The man known as ‘Captain Charisma’ returns to the Prudential Center with the WWE Tuesday. The chairs are going to fly Tuesday night as the WWE comes to the Prudential Center for a taping of their hit show “Friday Night SmackDown.” Just two weeks away from their annual mega event “WrestleMania,” the superstars are sure to have a big show planned.

One of those superstars is Christian, a former World Heavyweight Champion who is returning from an ankle injury suffered last November. After 15 years of rising through the ranks, Christian finally became the top superstar on his show in April last year by winning WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship. However, since then his career was offset by multiple injuries, culminating in a high-ankle sprain.

“It was without a doubt the most frustrating injury I have had in my career,” Christian told Patch. “It was a high-ankle sprain. It was very frustrating. I tore some ligaments as well and had to rehab it for seven weeks.”

The good news for the grappler is that he said his rehab has been so successful that he was able to make it back to television last week, interjecting himself in the feud between SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long and Raw Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis.

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ABS-CBN News: Wrestlers Say Pacquiao Tough Enough For WWE

During their time in Los Angeles, for the Summerslam pay-per-view, several WWE Superstars expressed their admiration for Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, one of the Superstars including in an article on ABS-CBN News was World Heavyweight Champion, Christian. Here’s what he had to say:

Former World Heavyweight Champion Christian, meanwhile, is proud to say that Pacquiao is one of his friends.

“I am friends with the most famous Filipino ever,” said the Canadian superstar.


Slam! Sports: Christian Seeks Revenge Against Orton At Smackdown In Calgary

Some Calgarians might be disappointed Canadian pro wrestler Christian no longer holds the World Heavyweight Championship belt, WWE Smack Down’s highest prize, which he lost to Randy Orton at Summer Slam just over a week ago.

However, if that pay per view is any indication the upcoming Street Fight between Christian and Orton is going to be something any fan can get ecstatic about.

“I’m looking forward to coming to Calgary and putting on a great show for all my Canadian peeps,” Christian said when asked how he felt about coming back to perform on home soil. “It will be my first time there actually to perform since, I believe, before I got injured a year ago (when he tore his pectoral muscle and had to undergo surgery). So it’s been well over a year since I’ve even had a chance to compete in my home country, so it will be great to come back.”

Even though Christian is no longer the world heavyweight champ, he can still hold his head up high for the honour he’s held twice in the last few months.

“It felt great, obviously, when I first won the world championship. You know, it took me 17 years to finally win it, and I lost it in five days,” Christian said.

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Edge Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With TVDoneWright.com

Your last match was at Wrestlemania 27 when you successfully defended the World Heavyweight Title against Alberto Del Rio. At the time you didn’t know that was going to be your last match. But looking back now, how does it feel to end your career on a high note as The Heavyweight Champion at the biggest event of the year?

Looking back now I’d have to say it would be tough to top it as a retirement. And it made it less emotional since I didn’t know it would be my last match. In a perfect world wrestling Christian at a Wrestlemania in Canada would be the ideal retirement, but the one I had is nothing to sneeze at.

The last time we saw you in the WWE was in May when Christian won the World Heavyweight Title. Now Christian has been your best-friend throughout these years, tell me about being there as he won his first World Title. And what was the first thing you told him in the ring?

My retirement didn’t feel bittersweet because I got to watch him finally realize his dream and take the opportunity my retirement presented. I’ll keep what I told him for my next book.

Since your time out of the ring, have you been paying attention what’s been going on in the WWE? If so, tell me what you think of what’s been going on (CM Punk, Christian’s 2nd Title Reign, etc.).

I haven’t watched anything besides Christian’s stuff.

Finally, I ask this to all my interviewees. What have you been watching on TV lately?

Game of Thrones, and Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. Modern Family. How I Met Your Mother, where Barney totally stole the use of awesomeness from Christian and I . (laughs)

To read the full interview, visit TVDoneWright.com