Edge Mentions Christian In New Interview

Edge called into the Bubba the Love Sponge Show yesterday and said the Achilles tendon tear he suffered back in July was the most painful injury of his career yet. He added he does not know yet when he will be able to return to the ring.

During his appearance, Bubba asked him when his contract with WWE expires, to which he replied next June. He said while he’s a homegrown guy, “he likes competition.” However, he then made sure to note that “WWE is the NFL of wrestling.”

When asked about Shane McMahon leaving the company, he said he was really surprised. He said it’s really hard to work with Vince McMahon and be his son at the same time.

Edge put over Christian, John Cena and Randy Orton. He said watching Orton is like watching a horror show, but in a good way. He also feels Cena is a workhorse and having Christian on ECW was a good move.

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Droz’s Picks For Breaking Point

Well everyone, after checking out my last pay-per-view picks I am sure that you know that I stunk up the field, but I am not one to cry over spilled milk so I am going to get right back at it this month and go after WWE Breaking Point and its interesting stipulations.

ECW Champion Christian vs. William Regal (with Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov)
Going into this match I am sure the ECW Champion Christian has to be quite worried about not only Regal but his two cronies as well. While one-on-one I feel Christian could take out the Brit, I have major concerns about his chances in this one. Now that I think about it, it would only be fair for Christian to have a little help of his own and not have to worry about the outside interference. Christian has been a great champion and he will continue that process after this night.




IGN.com: Top 20 Summerslam Matches

With Summerslam passing us by, I thought it would be an opportune time to look back at the last two decades worth of sizzling summer action and hand pick my favorites out for ya. Yes, much like my Top 25 Wrestlemania Matches, this list is sure to infuriate and frustrate y’all to the point of exhaustion. I will say that Summerslam, one of the original “Big 4” WWE PPVs, is just as hit-or-miss as Wrestlemania. There are some great matches, but there’s also a ton of bunk and filler. People don’t often think back to Summerslam having “classic” matches, but when they do they come to realize that the great matches that have come out of this August supercard tend to spotlight a different slate of performers; Bret Hart, Mick Foley, HBK and Kurt Angle all managed to take this big show and make it their own.

#3. Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boys vs. Edge and Christian – Summerslam 2000

This is, yet, another “next verse same as the first” match at Summerslam, trying to capture the glory of the triple Tag Team ladder match that wowed the fans at ‘Mania 2000. But this time, like the Owen/Bret match, they upped the ante and decided that, since Ladder Matches are anything goes anyways, that they should just make it a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match – the idea being that each team gets their “weapon/object of choice;” The tables for The Dudleys, the ladders for The Hardyz, and the chairs for Edge and Christian.

They perfected this formula at the next ‘Mania with TLC II, but this was definitely a great way to show the beautiful chaos and destruction of the Tag Team division. It’s interesting to see that the WWE Tag Division was at its strongest when they forsook teamwork and cohesive technical skill with no holds barred brawling and death-defying high-risk moves. Edge and Christian picked up their second win (out of their clean sweep of the series) to prove once again that they were the masters of the entire universe. Eat it, He-Man!

That’s right. I said it. IGN doesn’t shy away from controversy.




IGN.com: Could Edge And Christian Reunite?

ECW Champion Christian talks about the future of the five-second pose.

This past Friday, heading into Summerslam, IGN had a chance to attend a party in the heart of Hollywood sponsored by the WWE and Nancy O’Dell’s ALS Charity organization Betty’s Battle (head to bettysbattle.org for more information).

Whilst hobnobbing, we had a chance to talk to ECW Champion Christian and ask him the golden question; “Would we ever get to see seven-time Tag Team Champions Edge and Christian reunite?” So what did Captain Charisma have to say? Did he think it would happen?

“Sure. I mean I don’t think that anything could be ruled out, to be honest with you,” Christian stated. “When, or if it’s going to happen, who knows. But I think that ever since I came back, there were all the rumblings even before I came back that I was going to reteam with him…I think that it’s something the fans want to see.”

If the two dudes who formerly “reeked of awesomeness” did ever get back together, would it be as friends or foes?

“You know, whether it’s together or against each other or what have you, I’d be down,” Christian smiled. “I think, in some form, they (the fans) want to see Edge and Christian share the screen at the same time.”

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The Sun: WWE Summerslam 2009 Review

It is 10pm in the lobby bar of the downtown Los Angeles Sheraton Hotel.

The self-titled ‘sexiest of sexy’ Maryse entertains a bevy of Divas at one table as Shane McMahon decked out in a Versace suit works the room with a familiar swagger. Hall of Famer Tony Atlas chats to the bartender as he chomps down on a super sized steak. William Regal sits alone looking deep in thought while JTG of Cryme Tyme has a Rihanna-lookalike for company.

Superstar grapplers have worked hard, and now they intend to play hard.

Bar one match, and a confusing conclusion to another, SummerSlam 2009 was a fine example of the calibre of entertainment WWE is capable of; mixing stunning athleticism with spectacular stunts. The show stopping moments included the return of D-Generation X and The Undertaker risen again, blowing the roof off the Staples Center to deliver a thunderous choke slam to the newly crowned world heavyweight champion CM Punk.

Here is my review live from LA.

Christian v William Regal for the ECW championship: As with MVP-Swagger, time constraints hurt this bout. They could have had one of the best matches on the show. The story was Christian gaining a quick eight second victory with the Killswitch before Regal had even chance to derobe. After the bell, Regal’s new allies Ezeckiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov destroyed Captain Charisma.

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Droz’s Picks For Summerslam

Hello everyone out there, I hope that you have had a wonderful summer. I have to say that this has been a great summer so far. Except for the last two weeks of hot and humid weather, we’ve had the mildest summer we’ve had in a long time in New Jersey. Right now, we are having a heat wave but that must be because we are heating up for SummerSlam, baby! Well everyone, let’s get ready for the big time and see what we can do with these picks.

ECW Champion Christian vs. William Regal
Regal has revamped his career once again, bringing his hard as nails European style into the ring. Christian brings loads of experience and has been champion many times before. Anytime you are in the ring with Regal you are never safe, he always has tricks up his sleeve and will surely use them at the drop of a hat. Although this will be a hard-fought battle, Christian will have his hand raised at the end of this match and retain the ECW Title.




The Sun: WWE Summerslam 2009 Preview

Much can change in 17 years. 1992 was the year Nigel Mansell dominated Formula One, Stephen Hendry was ruling world snooker, Nick Faldo claimed the British Open golf championship and Leeds United won what is now known as the Barclays Premier League.

For me, though, 1992 was the year I first become acquainted with the greatest sport on earth, professional wrestling. I was 11 years old and The British Bulldog defeated Bret “The Hitman” Hart for the Intercontinental title. I didn’t know it at the time but I had witnessed what is still regarded as the greatest Summerslam battle of all time, complete with 80,000 screaming Brits crammed into an electric Wembley stadium.

Fast forward to 2009 and now, thanks to the great folks at THQ, I get to live my Summerslam experience all over again – just a little bit older and certainly a little bit wiser. The video game developer has flown me out to Los Angeles as they prepare to unveil their latest instalment in the storied wrestling franchise, Raw vs. Smackdown 2010, coming soon on Nintendo DS, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. I will have more on the game over weekend but, for now, let’s run down the card that WWE calls the biggest party of the summer, live on pay-per-view Sunday from the Staples Center.

Christian vs. William Regal for the ECW title: It’s great to see the man billed from Blackpool, England back in the title picture. Look for Regal to fly the British flag to capture the ECW title from Captain Charisma. Regal’s new apparent followers – Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov could be the deciding factor.

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Medicine Hat News: Christian Comes Full Circle In Return To WWE

SOURCE: The wrestling business doesn’t get old for William Jason Reso.

While he has been in the business for 15 years, Reso, who is best known by wrestling fans as Christian, is having the time of his life more so than at any other point in his career. In February, Christian rejoined the WWE since leaving in 2005 performing on the company’s ECW show.

“It has been great,” said Christian, who is the ECW champion. “I feel a little bit rejuvenated and refreshed.”

“I am just really excited to be back. Getting back in front of the WWE universe and in front of all my ‘Peeps’ and stuff like that, it has been a blast.”

‘Rejuvenated’ was the key word there for this 35-year-old veteran performer. When his contract with the WWE expired in 2005, the company tried to resign Christian, but he decided to leave the offer on the table.

He was one of the most decorated stars having carried numerous title belts. During those title reigns, he made his biggest splash in the tag team circuit having won the world tag team championship nine times including seven memorable reigns with fellow Canadian and good friend Edge (Adam Copeland).

Despite all the success, it was time for a break.

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Red Deer Advocate.com: Always Hometown Favourite

SOURCE: Wrestling fans will see a rejuvenated Christian when he returns to Red Deer this month as part of the popular WWE show stop.

He’s not born again but the Toronto native who grew up loving wrestling and hockey says his return to the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) show has rekindled his desire and love of the sport.

“I feel like a new guy out there and my ‘peeps’ (people) will find me entertaining,” the 35-year-old multi-time champion said in an interview from his Florida home.

The Aug. 10 show, starting at 7 p.m. at the Centrium, marks a return to the city for Christian.

He will wrestle Tommy Dreamer and William Regal in a triple-threat match for the ECW championship.

Christian last wrestled in Red Deer about four years ago.

Another featured bout is CM Punk and Chris Jericho.

Christian returned to the WWE on Feb. 10 after a few years away.

His real name is William Jason (Jay) Reso and he is currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its ECW brand, where he is the reigning ECW champion.

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The Sun: Night Of Champions

The most anticipated aspect of Night of Champions may not have been either major title match, but instead the identity of Chris Jericho’s mystery partner. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an exciting pick like Christian or even an expected one like Jack Swagger. Instead, in the show-opening bout, Big Show emerged to help Jericho retain the unified tag team belts in a forgettable affair.

Following this heel-v-heel opener it was an all babyface match, with Christian relieving Tommy Dreamer of the ECW title. It wasn’t old-school extreme action but it was decent fare.

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Droz’s Picks For Night Of Champions

Well, I was wrong about my picks from the last pay-per-view; I really got my butt handed to me. I can’t be totally right all the time though. Hopefully, I will get back to my winning ways with Night of Champions, but I’m not counting on it. Let’s get started and see where it leads us.

ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer vs. Christian
Dreamer is coming back to Philly!!! This is where the hardcore guru became famous with the original ECW and I would love to see him continue into the near future. I have this bad feeling that Christian is going to steal Tommy’s thunder in the City of Brotherly Love, and that has me feeling just a little bit down. While the fans will be behind Tommy 100 percent, I think that Christian will find a way to once again become ECW Champion. I am really hoping that I am wrong on this one though




Sky Sports: A Night to Remember?

SOURCE: Who will take the titles on Sunday night?

Every WWE championship will be put on the line when Night of Champions hits Sky Box Office on Sunday evening. The WWE’s latest big PPV sees the biggest stars in sports entertainment converge on the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia – and you can see all of the action live – and in high definition – on Sky Box Office from 1am (Monday morning).

Ahead of the big event, SkySports.com takes a look at the key clashes to consider where they will be won and lost. Who will emerge victorious with the WWE Championship? Which Diva will reign supreme? Will Jeff Hardy finally get his hands on gold? Who will Chris Jericho choose as his partner?

These questions and more will be answered this Sunday, at Night of Champions.

ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer vs. Christian

It is fitting that Philadelphia is the host city for this title fight – the city most inexorably linked with the ECW. In Christian, Tommy Dreamer faces a friend and former champion. Christian earned the right to compete against the ECW Original by defeating Vladimir Kozlov, a result Dreamer had admittedly hoped for.

Having lost Mark Henry, Jack Swagger and Finlay to other WWE brands, Christian is the only man standing in the way of Dreamer retaining his title. The battle between two respected individuals and close companions should not disappoint. Either way, the City of Brotherly Love will end the night by crowning a multiple-time champion.




JR’s Blog – 4/7/09

I thought this was pretty funny so I decided to post it up on here

To top that off, Jeff and C.M. will be tag team partners Friday night on Smackdown on the elusive MyNetworkTV and will face the new, Undisputed Tag Team Champions, “Team Ego,” Chris Jericho and Edge.

For some reason, I have a heck of a time not saying/typing Edge and Christian but that’s another story for another time

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Now That’s What I Call Wrestling – The Backdated Editions – The Captain Returns

PART ONE SOURCE: “CHRISTIAN! CHRISTIAN!
At last you’re on your ooooooooooowwwwwwwwn!

EL TEMPESTAD A LA-AAAAAAAAAA
ahora Enfrente de MÍ No más
MI HERMANDE EL Mundo, EL Mundo, EL Mundo
EL MUNDO ES MÍO!”

Captain Comeback
Everyone knew it was coming. It was simply a matter of where and when. Fans all over the world knew it was only a matter of time until Prodigal Son returned ‘home’ to WWE, a born again Christian. Internet rumours had the Canadian set to re-debut by costing old-rival Jeff Hardy the WWE Title at the 2009 Royal Rumble. Fans in the Joe Louis Arena were well aware of said rumours, as evidenced by the booming “Christian” chant that broke out during Hardy’s Title defense against Christian’s former tag team partner Edge. It started earlier in the month when a series of accidents befell the unwitting WWE Champion. Before the first angle even had the chance to hit the air, numerous websites, including the one I am writing this article for, claimed the angle was been done to reintroduce ‘Captain Charisma’.

Anyone betting on the rumours to actualize went home with nothing. Christian’s comeback never happened. Instead WWE Creative went with Matt Hardy, who turned heel by delivering a chair-shot to the head of his (real life) brother in a jealousy angle that was ironically reminiscent of Christian’s own heel turn on his (storyline) brother Edge almost eight years earlier. When Christian didn’t return at the Rumble the smart money was on his making an appearance at the following month’s No Way Out as a surprise entrant in one of the two Elimination Chamber Matches. That didn’t happen either.

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UGO.com: Top Title Wins – Edge & Christian Win TLC II

Wrestlemania is traditionally the “season finale” pay-per-view, with several plotlines being resolved and a few starting up over the course of four hours of wrestling. But sometimes you don’t really even need a traditional storyline to hype an upcoming match – when it involves three of the hottest tag teams in the business performing a mind-meltingly dangerous gimmick match, for example. The TLC II match at Wrestlemania X-7 (2001) was ridiculously brutal for a WWE match, with the Hardy Boyz, the Dudley Boyz, and Edge and Christian (as well as three run-ins) getting clobbered by tables, ladders and, yes, chairs. Towards the end, Jeff Hardy climbed to the top of a ladder and grabbed the WWE Tag Belts, and it looked like he and his brother Matt would retain their status as champions until Edge climbed a taller ladder. He speared Jeff, who hit the ground like he’d been dropped out of an airplane. Rhyno (remember him?) helped Edge get up to the hanging belts, and Edge and Christian were crowned Tag Champions once again – but it was the action and injuries that got talked about the next day




UGO.com: Legendary Feuds – The Hardy Boyz vs. the Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian

Yes, occasionally a feud gets so out of control that more than two men are involved – in this case, six! These three tag teams not only shed blood, sweat and tears in a series of incredible matches, they revolutionized the way things were done in the WWE, popularizing a never-ending series of high impact bumps aided by tables, ladders, and chairs. In 2000, the Hardyz, Dudleyz and E and C began feuding over the WWE Tag Team Titles, with each team bringing something to the table – the Dudleyz with ECW-style power moves, the Hardyz with aerial acrobatics, and Edge and Christian with dastardly double-crosses and hilarious promos. Their landmark Tables, Ladders and Chairs match at WrestleMania 2000 brought the house down, widely regarded as the best match on the show. All three teams feuded until 2002, but the real-world feud between Matt Hardy and Edge over a real-life relationship with Lita emerged in 2005




Droz’s Picks For The Bash

Right off the bat, let me pat myself on the back for my excellent pay per view picks last month. I could of sworn that I had picked Batista to win the belt vs. Orton, but when I looked back I hadn’t, so…oh well! Hopefully my good luck will continue with this pay per view, so let’s get to it.

ECW Championship Scramble Match
Wow…what a group of superstars in the ring all at one time. First off let me congratulate Tommy Dreamer for winning the belt at last month’s pay per view. This has been a long time coming and if anyone ever deserved that belt its Dreamer. I say this not only as a fan, but as a friend. The four other men involved in this match all have a great shot at winning this belt as a result of the scramble format. Mark Henry would really stand out in my eyes as having the best shot but I have to stick with Dreamer and hope that he continues making the ECW belt a proud and respected belt.




Droz’s Picks For Extreme Rules

WWE presents its Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View this Sunday. This event involves all kinds of wonderful (and Extreme) matches. I am sure the WWE Universe can’t wait to experience Extreme Rules, because I know I am ready for the one night WWE goes Extreme. On that note, let’s get to the matches.

ECW Champion Christian vs. Jack Swagger vs. Tommy Dreamer (Triple Threat Hardcore Rules Match) (Match preview)
Triple Threat Matches always make for an interesting scenario. Any Superstar can pin another to become champion, and sometimes those rules make it that much better for one of the opponents. Although I am glad Christian is holding the ECW Title right now, I would love to see Dreamer fulfill his quest to become ECW Champion. Of course, Dreamer is the Hardcore master. But I am sure Swagger is no slouch when it comes to this type of match, and we all know Christian has been in his fair share. I am going against the grain on this one, and finally picking Dreamer to win the ECW Title.




Lance Storm Mentions Christian

Q: Do you like when a Superstar crosses over to film and who do you think could be the next one to be successful at it?

A: I don’t care too much either way. I’m happy for the boys who succeed at what ever they try. I think Christian is one of the better actors in the business.

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JR’s Blog – 6/5/09

Random thoughts from lovely Chicago O’Hare on my home to Oklahoma. ECW is becoming a really nice wrestling show that isn’t over thought or reaching for comedy. The small roster works hard and they seem motivated. Striker and Mathews are getting better each week in the ever growing, complex role of a wrestling broadcaster. I like Swagger’s improvement and Swagger wrestling men like Christian and Dreamer will help the former Sooner improve quicker

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