WWE.com: 10 Funniest Superstars In WWE History

#3. Edge & Christian

When is a pose more than a pose? When it’s held for five seconds … duh! Not only were Edge & Christian one of the most innovative tag teams of WWE’s groundbreaking Attitude Era — watch their Tables, Ladders & Chairs Matches on WWE Network if you need an “Edge-ucation” — but they also had us rolling with their snapshot-worthy contributions to the art world (all “for the benefit of those with flash photography”), their endless wit at the expense of Raw and SmackDown’s host cities and their kazoo skills that totally “reek of awesomeness” to this very day. And to think, these hilarious Canucks got their start in WWE as vampires!

WWE.com: Superstars Reveal Their Extreme Dream Matches

Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. Edge & Christian – Ladder Match

Tyson Kidd & Cesaro weren’t together long before capturing their first WWE Tag Team Championship, but they quickly found chemistry together. Kidd felt so confident about his bond with Cesaro that he said he’d love to line up against a team that has been together since elementary school: Edge & Christian. Kidd isn’t intimidated by his fellow countrymen.

“We would aim to take on Edge & Christian in a Ladder Match because they were the guys who really popularized tag team matches with a ladder,” Kidd said. “It would be a hell of a test for us to go in there with them in that type of match.”

WWE.com: The Top 30 Matches In Wrestlemania History

#27. Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Wrestlemania 21

Ladder Matches on The Grandest Stage of Them All tend to be great – no surprise there’s a bevy of them on this list – so the inaugural Money in the Bank Ladder Match, with its novel, game changing stipulation and can’t miss lineup of topflight athletes, Evel Knievels and a real-life monster, was bound to be excellent.

The second bout at WrestleMania 21 played out like a Michael Bay trailer with guys like Christian and Kane taking the place of exploding robots. Fifteen minutes of gratuitous carnage led to Edge coming out on top – setting in motion what would become a defining run as a villain – but it was Shelton Benjamin who stole the show (and defied physics) by running up a diagonal ladder to deliver a diving clothesline to Jericho. This was car crash wrestling at its most polished. No wonder it spawned so many sequels.

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WWE.com: WWE’s Top 25 Matches Of 2014

#22. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio — Intercontinental Championship No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match (Raw, March 24)

A mad, forgotten classic among the high-profile matches of 2014, this four-pronged brawl for the right to battle Big E for the Intercontinental Championship is notable for a bittersweet reason: It was Christian’s last match in 2014 and, as of this writing, his last televised match, period. The frenetic bout encapsulates exactly what makes the former World Heavyweight Champion such a seminal WWE talent — his savvy, his chicanery, and his personality are all on display — but the other three didn’t look too shabby, either. Sheamus and Del Rio picked up right where their 2012 mega-rivalry left off, and Dolph Ziggler foreshadowed his late-year renaissance with a Zig Zag to a Cross Armbreaker–locked Sheamus, which took out both guys at once. Of course, it’s Christian who immediately hooked the Killswitch for the win, but nobody came out of this looking like a chump. If Captain Charisma is truly denied his “One More Match,” there are worse ways to go out. — ANTHONY BENIGNO

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WWE.com: Superstars Pick Survivor Series Dream Teams – 2014 Edition


Roman Reigns

“My first pick would be my man, Dean Ambrose,” Roman Reigns said without hesitation. “We have a huge amount of chemistry and I like his element of surprise. You just don’t know what to expect with him. That would really give our team an advantage in that respect.”

The former Shield powerhouse showed his affinity for maintaining strong allies with his next picks.

“I would go with a tag team situation here, because it’s all about teamwork,” he explained. “And you can’t go wrong with these guys: Edge and Christian. Both of them bring their own strengths to the table. Obviously, Edge also utilizes the Spear, which would be cool with both of us in the ring at the same time.”

For his last pick — The Undertaker — Reigns went with a true legend.

“We need a big man — a really big man,” he said. “A skyscraper, someone with that ‘it’ factor, with that demeanor, and with all his experience, he serves as a huge cornerstone for this group. If there’s any aspect in a situation the other four haven’t been in, I guarantee he would be able to step up and have some knowledge.”

WWE.com: The 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die

#86. Christian vs. Randy Orton – World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match (Summerslam 2011)

I wouldn’t have necessarily predicted beforehand that Orton and Christian would have been so great together. A lot of people loved Christian and had been waiting for him to have that moment in the main event, and he turned out to physically be the perfect match for Randy Orton. It’s one of those magic things where it’s hard to point out why it worked so well.”The rivalry was thought of so highly in spite of the fact that Orton was a hero. When people talk about Randy Orton, it’s usually not as a hero, but he was perfect for the kind of opportunistic scoundrel villain that Christian was. You really wanted to see Christian get his comeuppance and people were really excited to root for Randy Orton against a guy fans were traditionally used to cheering. Each of their matches had meaning.”What they do in the ring is so good, it doesn’t even matter how their rivalry got started. You can watch it as a standalone amazing match and see it unfold. That’s the tell-tale sign of two guys who know what they’re doing. Christian’s been around a long time and Randy Orton’s a third-generation Superstar who is so natural. They executed it like two veterans do. — PETER ROSENBERG, AS TOLD TO ZACH LINDER

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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.

WWE.com: Superstars’ Most Underrated Matches

Sheamus vs. Christian – Memphis Street Fight (Raw, March 10, 2014)

“I think one of my favorite matches was the Memphis Street Fight with Christian earlier this year when I was coming back from injury. When he had the drum and I Brogue Kicked him through the drum, that was a really great moment. I only wish we could have had that match at WrestleMania; a New Orleans Street Fight would’ve been good. He’s one of the most fun competitors to be in the ring with. Keeps you on your toes, very creative, and very, very underrated in my opinion. He’s never had a bad match… and he’s a great entertainer, too. He’s achieved a lot in his career, so it’s hard to say [Christian is underrated], but I think he’s as good as Edge.” – SHEAMUS

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WWE.com: The 16 Most Decorated Champions In WWE History

#12 (tied): Christian (20)

Nine-time World Tag Team Champion
Four-time Intercontinental Champion
Two-time World Heavyweight Champion
Two-time ECW Champion
One-time European Champion
One-time Hardcore Champion
One-time Light Heavyweight Champion

The WWE Universe fondly recalls Christian’s formative years as the tandem title partner of Edge, but often forget that Captain Charisma literally started accruing championships from day one. His WWE debut match at Judgment Day 1998 ended with Christian becoming the second Light Heavyweight Champion in history, and the Canadian Superstar has cluttered his trophy case with WWE gold ever since.

After claiming a share of an unprecedented six World Tag Team Championship reigns alongside The Rated-R Superstar, Christian went out on his own and proceeded to match that tally in singles competition. His 16-year career includes tenures as Intercontinental, European and ECW Champion and culminates with the right to call himself a World Champion in 2011 – followed by constant pleas for one more title opportunity.

One more match? If one of WWE’s most precious metals is on the line, Christian will be there.

WWE.com: Top 10 Intercontinental Championship Matches In Raw History

#7. Intercontinental Champion Christian vs. Booker T (July 7, 2003)
Yes, he’s a five-time, five-time, five-time, five-time, FIVE-TIME WCW Champion. As of this match, though, Booker T had yet to lay hands on the Intercontinental Championship, and to get his first run with the prize, he had to go through Christian. Even though Booker had a distinct size advantage over Captain Charisma, the champion more than held his own, taking advantage of Booker’s early (and inexplicable) desire to perform the Spinaroonie.

With such near match-ending scenarios, Christian was so crafty that Booker actually had to beat him twice; Captain Charisma initially got his foot on the ropes and the ref restarted the match. It took a dizzying, ping-ponging series of scissor kicks to finally do the job, but the smile on Booker’s face as he became a one-time, one-time … you know, Intercontinental Champion is more than worth it

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WWE.com: Chris Jericho To Appear On Christian’s ‘Peep Show’ During Night Of Champions Kickoff

Former World Heavyweight Champion Christian will host a special edition of The Peep Show with guest Chris Jericho during the free, hour-long Night of Champions Kickoff this Sunday at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT on WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pheed and Pinterest.

Controversy always thrives whenever Christian steps through the ropes for his iconic talk show, and the charismatic Superstar no doubt has some hard-hitting questions in store for his fellow Canuck and former World Tag Team Champion partner, Y2J, moments before Jericho’s anticipated clash with Randy Orton. In addition to The Peep Show, the Night of Champions precursor will feature expert analysis from a panel of Superstars and WWE Legends.

Don’t miss the special one-hour Kickoff before Night of Champions this Sunday. For complete Night of Champions coverage, click here.

WWE.com: The Top 10 Matches of 2014…So Far

#8. Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena vs. Cesaro vs. Sheamus vs. Christian – WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match (Elimination Chamber)
People forget how awesome this match was. They shouldn’t. On a night that was arguably headlined in spirit by the first clash between The Shield and The Wyatt Family (press pause on that for a minute), a wild bash for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship unfolded inside the twisted steel of “Satan’s Prison” that didn’t cease to surprise the WWE Universe for a single second.

Well, maybe the ultimate screwing of Daniel Bryan — yet again — out of the supreme prize by The Authority was something you could see coming from a mile away. But certainly not the perennial underdog Christian eliminating the Irish juggernaut Sheamus with a frog splash off the Chamber pods; or the ascendant Cesaro swinging Randy Orton like a hammer throw; or The Wyatts’ entrance into the Chamber to feast upon an unsuspecting John Cena. Going into this match the WWE Universe likely had their favorites, but with all six Superstars entering the Chamber before a single elimination was recorded, what sometimes seems like a formality on the final stop to WrestleMania suddenly took on an air of unpredictability. Anything really can happen in WWE, and for one night anything almost did.

WWE.com: The 50 Greatest Matches In Raw History Re-Ranked

#50. John Cena, Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels vs. Christian, Tomko & Chris Jericho (June 27, 2005)
In a special Six-Man Tag Team Match on the June 27, 2005, episode of Monday Night Raw, three generations united as John Cena lived the dream of many WWE Superstars and fans by teaming up with Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels.

In a battle against Christian, Tomko and Chris Jericho, HBK surprised Cena with their partner, The Hulkster. The match stands out as a true milestone in Raw’s history as three of WWE’s biggest Superstars of all time successfully joined forces. Hulk Hogan even paid tribute to Cena after The Hulkster dropped Tomko with a clothesline and performed the Cenation leader’s trademark taunt, “You can’t see me!”

Hogan, Michaels and Cena were victorious and following the contest, Cena and HBK stood in the ring and posed with The Immortal One.

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Christian To Be A Part Of The Money In The Bank Pre-Show Panel

For the first time since The Authority stripped him of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE Universe will hear from Daniel Bryan in an exclusive interview on the Money in the Bank Kickoff this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. Not only that, but WWE fans will actually get to submit their own questions for Bryan by tweeting them, using the hashtag #WWEKICKOFF.

In addition to the interview with the ever-popular “Yes!” Man, the 30-minute show will feature key Money in the Bank match analysis from an expert panel hosted by Renee Young and featuring WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, Alex Riley and one of the most experienced Money in the Bank participants of all time, Christian.

What will Bryan, out of action since May 4, have to say about the status of his neck injury, let alone The Authority’s decision to strip him of the title or the resignation of his wife, Brie Bella, which was done in protest of an ultimatum from Stephanie McMahon? And what are The Beard’s opinions of this Sunday’s historic WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match?

Christian To Be A Part Of The NXT Takeover Pre-Show Panel

As NXT Takeover rapidly approaches, make sure you’re ready for the live special event with the plethora of special programming airing on WWE Network next week.

On Wednesday, May 28 at 10 p.m. ET, tune into WWE Network for a one-hour preview of NXT Takeover. Join host Renee Young for an in-depth look into the rivalries that have been brewing between the next generation of WWE Superstars and Divas. The preview will also feature exclusive interviews with WWE Hall of Famers Bret “Hit Man” Hart and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, one night before they will be ringside for the NXT Women’s Championship Match between Natalya and Charlotte.

On Thursday night, be sure to have WWE Network on at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT for the LIVE NXT Takeover Pre-Show. Young will be joined by a panel of experts, including Christian, Paul Heyman and Cesaro, to break down the night of action ahead.

Then, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, NXT Takeover begins! Watch a night full of action, including Adrian Neville defending his NXT Championship against Tyson Kidd, Natalya battling Charlotte for the vacant NXT Women’s Title and NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension clashing with the masked duo of Kalisto & El Local!

Finally, after the smoke clears, stay tuned to WWE Network for NXT Takeover Fallout. Get on-the-spot reactions from the NXT Superstars and Divas after their matches and see what the future holds for WWE NXT.

It all takes place on WWE Network! Click here for more information on how you can watch NXT Takeover LIVE on Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

WWE.com: The 50 Coolest Maneuvers Of All Time

#40. Christian’s Killswitch
It takes a Superstar of superior determination to pull off a move as daring as the Killswitch. And, as his Peeps know, Christian and his “one more match” mentality are perfect not just for being able to deliver this devastating attack, but make it look cool in the process. When Captain Charisma is efficient, the fluidity of the Killswitch holds a beauty that few other match-ending maneuvers can equal. If he milks it, the move doubles as a cerebral attack, giving opponents time to realize what’s about to happen.

The maneuver’s origins can be found in the Tomikaze, a unique attack favored by tag team specialist Tommy Rogers. Still, while Superstars like Billy Kidman and Nunzio have also used it, the Killswitch truly belongs to Christian.

WWE Community: Christian Grants Matthew’s Wish

DETROIT – WWE helped make dreams come true for Matthew Sunday night when the teen met his favorite Superstar, Christian, before watching Night of Champions live!

“I met Matthew today. He’s an 18-year-old, big WWE fan from Flint, Mich. He made it down here to Detroit to catch his first-ever show live,” Christian told WWE.com.

“His dad tells me he’s an avid fan. He and his brothers watch every single week – they never miss a show. But this is the first time they’ve gotten to experience WWE live, so they were pretty excited about it.”

In-ring veteran spent time with the teen from Rainbow Connection before the live pay-per-view at Joe Louis Arena.

“I kind of filled them in that it’s nothing like what they see on TV – it’s a whole different feeling when you’re here and you see everything up close and personal,” Christian explained. “The atmosphere is unreal. They couldn’t have picked a better show to come and check out.”

Captain Charisma had no problem keeping the conversation with the teen since he is such a huge WWE fan.

“It was great to get a chance to sit down, one-on-one and have a conversation and say to Matthew: ‘Any questions? Just ask me whatever you want.’ He started to ask me different questions about different things about different Superstars and stuff like that. It was really cool.”

Christian was thrilled but humbled that he was able to help make Matthew’s wish come true.

“It’s very important and it’s a great honor to be able to do things like that and make a small difference in somebody’s life. To see the smiles on their faces is what it’s all about.”