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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Stay Loud: WWE Superstars Share Guilty Pleasure Songs

Christian, WWE Superstar: various songs

“Here are a few, and they all stem from 10 hour car rides from Orangeville, Ontario, where I grew up to Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where my dad grew up and my grandparents lived. We would drive down to visit and cram the whole family-dogs included—into a van and make the 10-hour trek. My parents were easy listening enthusiasts and would crank that stuff for the entire ride. Gems like ‘Islands In The Stream’ by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, ‘Sailing’ by Christopher Cross and ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by the Bee Gees. I wanted to hate them, I tried to hate them, but whenever they are played on the radio, I turn it up and sing along. Some or all of these may or may not be on my iPod.”

You can check out the full article, by NXT’s Corey Graves here. Thanks to Jennifer for passing this on.




Edge and Christian Return To Talk Is Jericho

Edge & Christian totally reek of awesomeness on TIJ! They’ve got stories about the TLC matches that made them a household name in WWE. Stories about tag teaming with Y2J. Stories about the 5-second pose and comedy bits on RAW. Stories about retirement and injuries. Stories about the “Haven” SyFy show set. Stories about Nova Scotia and Stephen King. And stories about their new sketch comedy show on the WWE Network, “The Edge & Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness.” Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?




Edge Mentions Christian and Their Upcoming WWE Network Show In Recent Interview With Slam! Sports

In a recent interview with Slam! Sports, Christian’s best friend and former tag team partner Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland talked about a range of topics including his acting career and even the upcoming WWE Network show Edge & Christian’s Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness. Here’s what he had to say about the show:

Upcoming is a return to the world of WWE — Edge and Christian’s Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness, set to debut soon on the WWE Network.

“Eventually they talked me into it,” laughed Copeland, explaining that he wasn’t exactly reluctant, but unlike his buddy, Christian (Jay Reso), he’s not under a WWE deal. “He’s still under contract, but I’m not. I think the sell job had to be to me.”

The show does reek of awesome unpredictability.

“They’ve given us a lot of range to just start writing stuff and come up with a lot of weird things. So far, nobody seems to be batting an eyelash,” he said. “We’ll see once it airs if we still have that kind of freedom. As of right now, it’s just been fun. It was a nice little dip of the toes back in after the surgery to do something creative again.”

The duo will be taping segments WrestleMania weekend.

“I haven’t been in a few years, since they inducted me, actually, just because I was always doing something,” he said. “This year, I think we’re going to try and go out and do some filming for our show, and just get it all in one fell swoop, get some filming done with current guys that are on the roster, because you don’t want to ask them to fly up to New York on a day off.”

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