Sports Illustrated: WWE’s Christian On Wrestling, His Love Of Hockey And How He’s Combining The Two

Even though the card for WrestleMania 33 is far from official, there is one match that Christian is already anticipating will be appointment viewing.

“I’m looking forward to watching AJ Styles’ match, no matter who he is wrestling,” said Christian (born Jay Reso). “AJ had such a great year in the ring, and no one even came close to him. I would have liked to have seen him carry the title all the way to WrestleMania and have a chance to defend it, but he’s still my favorite guy to watch.”

In addition to enjoying a Hall of Fame-worthy career in professional wrestling, Christian is also a diehard hockey fan. The 43-year-old native of Orangeville, Ontario, is a devoted supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he is still patiently awaiting the team’s first run with the strap—or, in this case, the Stanley Cup—in his lifetime.

“I was a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and I still am,” said Christian, whose Leafs last won the Cup in 1967. “They have a good young core for the future with Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Connor Brown, and Nikita Soshnikov. I think they’re going to be the best team in the league within three or four years. Toronto fans deserve it—we’ve been let down before. They had a couple of deep runs in the playoffs when I was younger, but it’s pretty much been heartbreak every single year.”

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WWE’s Christian On Accepting Retirement, Making of Edge & Christian Show

WWE’s Christian (Jay Reso) chats with The LAW’s John Pollock in this 2016 interview discussing his retirement, the Edge & Christian Show, life after wrestling, scripted vs unscripted promos, his thoughts on UFC’s Conor McGregor and much more.




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Jay “Christian” Reso on UFC 205: Conor McGregor’s Title Win Over Eddie Alvarez & More

Former WWE superstar Jay “Christian” Reso joins John Pollock to speak on UFC 205: Conor McGregor winning the lightweight title over Eddie Alvarez, McGregor selling the fight similar to WWE selling pay-per-views, Yoel Romero looking to be the next challenger for Michael Bisping, and gives his thoughts on Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

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Audio: Bastl’s Bytes Podcast

In this edition of the podcast, we welcome former WWE Heavyweight Champion Christian to the program. The WWE will be in Toronto this weekend for Survivor Series. We talk about Goldberg vs. Lesnar, his TV show, wrestling today, among other subjects.

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Audio: Talk Is Jericho – Christian Live At Caroline’s On Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho Live At Caroline’s with special guest Christian may or may not contain one or more of the following: an impromptu 5-second pose, some mad skillz kazoo playing, a Jack Lanza impression, something about a “Creepy Little Bastard” t-shirt, travel tips from Owen Hart, The Vampire Kids gimmick details, the truth behind the wrestler’s handshake code, a story about a ladder match gone wrong, and the greatest rivalry of the Attitude Era!

This is the live edition of Talk Is Jericho that featured Christian, back in August, so if you haven’t already listened to the interview in full, be sure that you do. This is definitely one that shouldn’t be missed!




Toronto Sun: A Career That Totally Reeked Of Awesomeness


Recently, Christian was interviewed by Jan Murphy for Toronto Sun, where he discussed several topics surrounding his wrestling career, including when he first became a wrestling fan, breaking into the WWE with The Brood, groundbreaking matches with the Hardys and The Dudleys, Injuries and life after wrestling, to name a few. Be sure to take the time to read the interview, in full, below, it’s a great write-up and thank you once again to Jan Murphy.

If not for a bad break, literally, the professional wrestling world and its fans may never have been treated to the legendary aerials and antics of Canadian friends and wrestling partners Edge and Christian.

That break came in the form of a broken shoulder suffered by a young Jay Reso. And while he didn’t yet know it, that injury set the young Ontarian on a collision course with destiny.

“At the time I was living in Grand Valley, Ontario, which is a really, really small town,” Reso, better known by his Christian moniker, said in a telephone interview promoting his return to Toronto this weekend as part of an NXT afterparty that also features the WWE’s Miz.

It started on a Friday night not unlike many before it, Reso recalled when asked how he came to fall in love with pro wrestling.

“Do you remember when people used to go public skating?” he asked the reporter, whom replied he did. “We were public skating. Kids would race the length of the ice or the width of the ice and we were in a race and I hit a groove in the ice and I ended up losing my balance and I (crashed) head-first into the boards. I ended up breaking my shoulder.”

Little did he know then but crash landings would play a pretty significant role in the future of the then fourth-grader.

“The break was so high up in my shoulder at the time that (doctors) couldn’t even put a cast on it,” Reso recalled. Grand Valley was so small that it had no hospital. The injured young Reso was taken to nearby Orangeville (more on that town later) to be treated.

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