Jack Swagger Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With MTV UK

In a recent interview with MTV UK, Jack Swagger was about Christian and if he is set to return to the WWE. Here’s what he had to say:

We recently sat down with the ‘We, The People’ star to catch up on a few bits and got talking about Christian – one his first opponents when he made it to WWE’s version of ECW – his manager Zeb Colter and what it feels like to be smashed around by a couple of his former tag team partner’s signature moves.

He told us that both Christian and Zeb, not seen on WWE TV for some time, are set to return at any time.

“He’s a little busy… counting his money, I guess,” Jack joked about veteran star Christian.

“Christian is one of the most intense competitors I’ve ever been in the ring with. He’s still very much around. He lives down the street from me… he’s not going anywhere.

“He will be back, jumping through your television or computer screen very soon.”

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Sami Zayn Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With The National

In a recent interview with The National, current NXT Champion Sami Zayn was asked who he would like to feud with in the future. Here’s what he had to say about Christian:

Finally, looking at the current WWE roster, who would be your dream opponent if you could pick anyone for a one-on-one match?

I guess it depends on the stage because a lot of the guys I really want to wrestle with again are guys I have already wrestled with like Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins and Cesaro. These are just some of the guys I think are the best period.

So even though I have wrestled them before, to wrestle them on a grander stage in the WWE would obviously mean a lot. Even Adrian Neville, a guy I have wrestled countless times now, to be able to him to wrestle him in the WWE in say a WrestleMania match or something like that would obviously be a whole another level.

I guess if there are guys I would like to wrestle before they call it a day Christian would be one, although I do not know what his status is. Rey Mysterio is another, though again I do not know what his status is. But those are a couple of guys I would love to get in the ring with before they call it a day.

Obviously there is just so much talent up there. Cena is the top guy. You want to be in the ring with John Cena. Randy Orton. An amazing performer. I would love to get in the ring with him. Dolph Ziggler too. There is just so much talent up there now, that pretty much anyone you could work with would give you a pretty good match.

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Thanks to Jennifer for passing this on.




99.5 WKDQ Interview, Video and Photos – 26th June 2012

On June 26th 2012, while promoting the WWE Smackdown taping Evansville, Indiana, Christian stopped by the 99.5 WKDQ radio studio. The interview taken from that appearance, as well as a few candids and even a short video, as well as captures taken from the video, can all be viewed below.





How To Get A ‘Haven’ Job: In WWE Wrestler Jay Reso’s Case, Be BFFs With Adam Copeland

Let’s face it, whoever your best friend, he/she is cool. That’s why they’re your best friend. But it’s the rare friend who’s been your bestie since sixth grade and who ends up being your championship partner in crime in the WWE before bringing you onto his television show.

And yet that is exactly how things are working out for Jason “Jay” Reso, who begins guest-starring duties on “Haven” Friday (Dec. 5) on Syfy. The 41-year-old professional wrestler better known as Christian grew up with “Haven” regular Adam Copeland (Chief of Police, Dwight Hendrickson) before they both decided to become professional wrestlers. (Copeland is better known by his WWE moniker, Edge.) In fact, the pair won the tag team championships seven times with the then WWF.

Fast forward a few years and Copeland is now a fan favorite on “Haven,” so producers thought it made sense to bring aboard his real life friend.

“With ‘Haven’ airing on Syfy in the U.S. as the same night as ‘WWE Smackdown,’ there was a real tie-in there for the fan base,” Reso tells Zap2it. “Plus, with Adam and I being one of the most celebrated tag teams in the WWE, we have this dynamic when we’re together, I think they thought it would translate well. We’re like brothers.”

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Miami Herald Interviews Christian On Haven Appearance

WWE SUPERSTAR CHRISTIAN TO TEAM AGAIN WITH WWE HALL OF FAMER EDGE ON ‘HAVEN’ ON SYFY

Growing up together near Toronto, Adam Copeland and Jay Reso dreamed of WWE superstardom. The dream became reality with the birth of Edge & Christian.

After Edge retired from the ring on April 15, 2011, the ultra-talented WWE standouts have not spent much time together — until recently. From sports entertainment success to another discipline of entertainment, Christian reunited with his lifelong friend for a recurring guest arc on Syfy’s fan-favorite series, “Haven,” which airs 7 p.m. EST Fridays.

Edge, 41, who debuted on “Haven” in 2011, is an integral part of the Season 5 cast for this American/Canadian supernatural drama series, based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid (2005).

“Everybody knows I’ve been best friends with Edge, Adam Copeland, who’s been on ‘Haven’ the past four seasons,” Christian said. “His character has become more of a focal point on [Haven], especially this season, and I think the producers just saw the dynamic that Edge and I had. They knew the back story of us growing up together and obviously coming to WWE together. The chemistry that we had in the ring and the dynamic that we had there they thought could carry over and be kind of a cool thing to see in the ‘Haven’ series as well.

“They approached him [Edge] and asked his thoughts on it. Of course, he loved the idea; so they get in contact with me, and I thought it was a great opportunity, something fun to do and a new challenge. I jumped all over it.”

Christian, 40, will appear in an all-new episode of ‘Haven’ airing Friday, Nov. 28. He will reprise his role for two additional episodes in 2015.

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Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With Alternative Nation

In a recent interview with Alternative Nation, WWE Hall of Famer and one of the current stars of SyFy’s Haven, Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland discussed several topics, including his love of alternative rock bands, if he’ll ever return to the WWE, what he thinks about WWE’s Attitude Era as well as Christian’s future and working with him on Haven. You can check out the full interview here, here’s what he had to say about Christian:

You mentioned Christian being on Haven. How was it working with him again, and do you see acting as something he could do, as his career is in an interesting position right now with injury issues and not having wrestled in awhile. But how was it seeing Christian, and what do you think about his future?

Well he’s my best friend, so I know what’s going on with him more than anybody else. But he’s at that kind of point where you sit back and look and go, okay I’m definitely closer to the end of my career than the beginning. After awhile your body just starts telling you, this is a difficult job to do. When you’re in your 20’s and you think you’re indestructible, you can bounce back, but it gets harder when you start climbing into your 40’s.

He came out here, the executive producers of Haven were like, ‘Hey, what’s Christian doing?’ ‘Right now he just had a baby girl, same as us, we’re just kind of talking about that, but he’s just being a Dad.’ They asked if he’d be interested in coming out, I floated it by him, and he said, ‘Yeah, that’d be great. It’d be fun to have the girls see us in a different kind of arena of entertainment than wearing tights and throwing each other around. It would be fun to show them us acting together someday.’ So he got out here, and we hadn’t seen each other in almost a year, so it was nice to be able to sit down and not just talk over the phone or over Facetime, but to actually just get caught up, more than anything else.

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WWE.com: Christian Returns To Smackdown


This week in Michael Cole’s weekly WWE.com Exclusive interview, Christian was in the hot seat, where he discussed his return to Smackdown, this Friday night, where he will be hosting The Peep Show, with special guest Dean Ambrose. He also discussed his upcoming appearance on SyFy’s original series Haven, where he reunited with his long-time best friend Adam “Edge” Copeland, as well as talking about the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view.




Edge Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With The Rack

In a recent interview with Wild Talk Radio Network’s The Rack, WWE Hall of Famer and one of the current stars of SyFy’s Haven, Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland discussed several topics, including his favourite Edge and Christian moment and how he and Christian found out about each other’s pregnancies. You can listen to the full interview here, here’s what he had to say about Christian:

What is his favorite Edge and Christian moment:
“Oh man, we have so many; to the point of we’ll forget some times and someone will mention something and its like ‘Wow, oh yeah’. There was luck involved but a lot of hard work involved too; finding ourselves in moments where we always pictured ourselves but never fully know if it’s going to happen, But I think for the most memorable, it’s the first time we won the Tag Team Titles and sitting on top of the table, across two ladders at WrestleMania, doing what we said we were going to do when we were wrestling in his parent’s side yard jumping off a washing machine onto a mattress, you know? So, I think that would be the biggest one, but then we also found ourselves like I’m teaming with Hulk Hogan and he’s teaming with Lance Storm; Hulk Hogan is doing the ‘Hulk up’ on him and I just tagged Hulk Hogan into the ‘Hulk up’ and was like ‘How did we get here?!’.

“It’s real crazy when we’ve sat down and people have said, ‘What’s the story with you guys?’ We’re like, well, here it is: we met in the sixth grade because of a ninja star, we went to high school together, we lived together in college, started wrestling together, went wherever we could and wrestled in barns and ate cans of tuna we opened with a key, 40-hour bus rides, made it to the WWE and won the Tag Team Titles more than anyone else in history and both became World Champions, AND fathers within six weeks of each other to little girls. I mean, it’s crazy!”

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Audio: Talk Is Jericho Podcast – Christian Returns!

WWE’s Christian and Snooks – together in one room with Y2J moderating! Oh man… first-time together in 20 years! Will it be friends or fistacuffs? Plus, Chris talks to Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs about the talkbox solo in “The Zoo,” his favorite guitar solo, the Berlin Wall & “Winds Of Change,” learning to speak English, and the fighter jets that buzzed the US Festival crowd in 1983.




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WWE Magazine: Then & Now

WWE Magazine: What was the most important thing on your mind during that time?

Christian: I was just new to the company and coming in, so the most important thing on my mind was trying to establish myself, trying to make my mark. I always kind of viewed getting to WWE as my ultimate goal, but getting here and staying here were two completely different things. Having longevity and being able to stay relevant for a long time was truly important to me. I always had confidence in myself, but I had to make sure to take advantage of every opportunity and also to create opportunities of my own.

WWE Magazine: Christian then vs. Christian now. And the winner is?

Christian: Christian now, without a doubt. I’m smarter. And I’m a little more sly. I just think I’m better at this age than I was back then, and that comes from experience. But if you were to ask that guy in the photo, he was pretty cocky, so he’d probably tell you that he would win…but he wouldn’t.

WWE Magazine: What are the current whereabouts of the outfit in this photo?

Christian: I still own this one. I think it’s packed away in a plastic container at home. I don’t have it marked or hanging up or anything, although I know exactly where it is.




Audio: Talk Is Jericho Podcast

Christian, Y2J’s former tag team partner and traveling partner, has plenty to say about his early days in WWE with childhood friend Edge, paying his debts (literally!), tag teams, performing nearly-naked, working at a sawmill, transitioning to singles, his time in TNA, his return to WWE, and “Creepy Little Bastard.”




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Ezekiel Jackson Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With Wrestling 101

In a recent interview with Wrestling 101, former WWE Superstar Ezekiel Jackson was asked how it was like working with several superstars, including during his time on the ECW brand, where he worked with the likes of William Regal and Christian. Here’s what he had to say:

You joined the ECW brand in 2009, what was it like working with the likes of William Regal and capturing the ECW Championship?
I’ve been a fan of William Regal since his WCW days, I would watch him and yeah you could see he was this snob character but when he unleashed hell, you saw it, you felt it, and you would think to yourself, I don’t want to be in there with him. To be working alongside William Regal was a great in for me and that pointed me in the direction of the ECW Championship.

I then began working with Christian and I felt my wrestling elevated ten fold, because Christian is a phenomenal entertainer and athlete. I felt like I owned the world when I worked with Christian because it was so much fun. People ask me to this day, what is my favourite match during my time in WWE and my answer is always the same, it was against Christian at a house show in Mexico City. It was the first night I didn’t have to do a squash match and we had a blast.

It was great winning the ECW Championship at the last ever ECW show, that moment no one can take that away from me, I was a champion in WWE.




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Sheamus Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With Power92FM

In a recent interview with Power 92 Jams, Sheamus had a few words to say about Christian, following their match on last Monday’s edition of Raw. Here’s what he had to say:

…Christian, for everything about him is a tremendous Superstar. He’s very creative, he’s achieved so much in his career, especially with Edge beforehand and then on his own as a singles competitor. I think his matches have been the toughest matches, physically and I’m not talking about going through ladders or taking bumps through tables and stuff…I think these have been the most physical matches and he’s literally gone toe-to-toe with me. I out power him with size, in a bit of strength probably, but he’s hung in there. He’s a veteran, he’s a war horse and he’s stood in there. We may not like each other but I’ve got the utmost respect for him.




Dean Ambrose Mentions Christian In Recent Interview With The Classical

In a recent interview with The Classical, The Shield’s Dean Ambrose was asked who he would like to feud with in the future. Here’s what he had to say about Christian:

Who do you want to feud with in the future?
Christian is just so unbelievably good. I mean, I always knew Christian was really good. Working with Christian, he’s been here for so long and has so much experience, you realize his brain is a super-evolved version of my brain [with] the way he sees matches play out, the way he comes up with things, especially in tag matches and stuff like that. Christian’s a guy who I’ve only had a small sampling of working with. Christian’s a guy I want to spend a lot more time in the ring with.




Heath Slater Mentions Christian In Recent Interview

In a recent interview with Local Bozo fellow WWE Superstar of Christian’s former NXT rookie Heath Slater noted that Christian including a few others is one his biggest influences backstage. Feel free to check out an excerpt of the interview below, or you can read, or listen to the interview in full, on LocalBozo.com. Thanks to Jennifer for passing this on.

You’ve been one of the rising stars in the company over the past year. At this point in your young career, who’s been the biggest influence on you backstage, just as far as bringing you along to this point and helping you reach your current level of success?

Backstage? Honestly, there’s been numerous people. Big Show’s helped me out a lot- showing me the ins and outs. [John] Cena’s been- every time you messed up a little bit, he would always correct you and help you out. Chris Jericho would always help me out a lot. He was a very good influence on me and everything. Christian, Edge- both of them would always see something- ‘try it this way, try it that way.’ They would always lead me in the right direction. The agents- Double A Arn Arnderson, he’s one of the best guys for information for helping you put together matches and everything, he’s awesome. Dean Malenko, Fit Finlay- they’re great. Road Dogg with the entertainment side- it’s like they got a good crew up there. They got guys up there with older guys helping the younger guys out and they got agents basically telling you ‘what’s right, what’s wrong, try this, try that, this is what they like, don’t do that.’ It’s like there’s a good group of guys up there and all it is is that they’re trying to help everyone.




Edge Mentions Christian In Recent Interview

On Sunday night, WWE Hall Of Famer Edge was interviewed by Wrestle Talk Radio were he discussed his appearance on Haven and how he got into acting and much more. During the interview he was asked about his tag team days with best friend, Christian, you can check out a few noted from the interview below, or you can check the full interview out by clicking here. Thanks to Jennifer passing this on.

The iconic TLC match at Wrestlemania X-7 with the Hardy’s and Dudley’s:
“At Wrestlemania 16, we actually won the Tag Team Championships for the first time, so that one really sticks out for me, because there had been talk about breaking us up as a tag team and we thought we had so much to offer as a team, and it would have been a waste to not let us do our thing. Up until that point, we’d never even really talked on camera because no one thought we could. We knew what we could do; we knew we were just a couple of morons and you give us a mic and man, we’re going to have some fun with it. So, thankfully, at Wrestlemania 16, we got the chance to do that.”

“Fast forward a year later, to Wrestlemania 17 and it was like ‘Ok, there’s some pretty good matches here’. We had Rock/Austin, Undertaker/ Triple H, Shane/Vince , I mean it was a pretty stacked card and we were really proud of the fact that one of the main events of that show was the Hardy’s, the Dudley’s and Edge and Christian. We knew we were doing something different and we had to come through and had to deliver; we knew we could do something that no one else was doing. I do remember that night though; we got to the back and were like ‘Man, the crowd wasn’t that great, huh? I don’t know; they just weren’t there like we thought.’ We’d done some ridiculous spots; not realizing, up until that point we’d never worked a crowd of that size or a dome for that matter, so the sound goes straight up; it doesn’t come at you like it does in an arena. So, that was an adjustment because we watched it back and we were like ‘Oh, the crowd was going nuts; we just couldn’t hear it.’ So that was pretty interesting.”

Who came up with the idea of the ‘Five Second Pose’ gimmick:
“I wish, I wish I could tell you whose exact idea. I do know that Jay (Christian), myself and Brian Gewirtz (now Head Writer of RAW) would all sit down and we would just bounce ridiculous things off the wall to see what would stick; whether it was words or you know. The genesis of it started when I remember saying ‘I don’t want to come through the crowd anymore. I think that whole Goth, mysterious thing; we aren’t that anymore. We should be cocky; we should not want the audience to touch us.’ So, that was the genesis of that whole thing and then it became: ‘Ok, we’ll still give you fans something; we’ll let you take our picture for five seconds.’ That’s kind of where that all was born, but the three of us would just sit around and say ‘What about rediculosity? That could work, huh? What about toolshed? Those are good words. How about Reeking of Awesomeness?’ If it made us laugh, it stuck.”