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

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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.