Jay-Reso.com – A Decade Of Charisma!

So….this is kinda crazy!

Never thought I’d be saying this, but today, Jay-Reso.com celebrates 10 years online! 10 years?! I can’t even believe that! I tell this story every year and this is probably going to be the last time that I tell it, but this site was only made because a friend of mine wanted some Christian media and when I started looking around there was no up-to-date source for the Instant Classic! So after making a few things for him myself, I started thinking about making a website…even though I had no idea what I was doing! I gave it a shot and as I’ve told pretty much every one that knows me, I only gave the website two weeks before I would probably just give up on it……how wrong was I?!

Turns out, what had started off as just a little project has become the longest running and official resource for Jay ‘Christian’ Reso and his career. I couldn’t be happier and more proud with what the same have become over the years, even though due to technical difficulties, unfortunately I haven’t been able to do as many updates as I have wanted over the past few months. Hopefully, that will change soon because I do have quite a catalogue still to cover! (Watch this space!!)

I have been though a ton with this website, a lot of ups and downs…and drama at the very beginning, but fortunately we’ve been able to pull though and thankfully are still around today! None of this would have been possible without the support of everyone out there, your kind words, comments and donations from you all over the past few years, so a huge thank you goes out to everyone who has been with us on journey, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your ongoing support! As usual, I want to thank my friends Carmisha, David and Natalie the site wouldn’t exist today if you guys didn’t rally behind me to create this site and keep going! Another thank you goes out to Elaine for helping us with hosting! You guys are all awesome! Last but by no means least, I want to thank the man himself Jay ‘Christian’ Reso. I have said this so many times in the past and I mean it even more today, thank you for the support that you’ve shown me, it’s been much appreciated & you’ve been nothing but amazing, I’m still so very proud to be a fan of yours and I wish you nothing but continued success with everything in the future!

Once again, thank you all for the support over the past ten years. Please be sure to know that I appreciate every bit of support that you guys have shown over the years and it will never go unnoticed.

Jay-Reso.com – Nine Years Online!

Today marks the 9th year anniversary of Jay-Reso.com and I just have to start by saying thank you!

It’s been nine years since I had the crazy idea of starting a little website, which I never thought would really take off. I’ve mentioned this pretty much every year, but to those of you who don’t know… this site was only supposed to last two weeks! Haha! We’ve been through a lot over the years and I’m glad to say that we’re still here and still going strong!!

I never thought that this site would grow the way that it has over the past nine years. It’s funny to think that on our first anniversary I made a joke about the site becoming official and eight years later, I’m thrilled and honoured to say that’s exactly what we are and I have to send a HUGE thank you to Natalie (and of course, the man himself) for that! This past year has been a pretty good one, with Edge and Christian starting their own podcast (which has been a huge and of course hilarious success) all hail the Rocket Strappers and of course, big shout out to all the five-second hosers out there! and personally, I’ve had the opportunity to meet Christian not once, but twice a few months back (and as you can see above, we were able to get our current layout signed by him too!).

None of this would be possible without the continual support and kind words from all of you guys out there, so again, thank you! Without all of you, there is no way that the site would be where it is today. Also, have to thank a few people individually… as always, Carmisha and David… the site would not be here if you guys didn’t persuade me to go through with the craziness, but I have never looked back and I really do appreciate it guys. Again, a huge thank you to Natalie as well, I owe ya, I really do and thanks again for the kind words and support, it means more than you know! I would also like to take another moment to thank the man himself, Jay ‘Christian’ Reso. I can’t say enough kind words about the guy and I really do mean that. I don’t think there are any words to describe how proud I am to be a fan of yours & soon enough I know that we’ll be calling you a Hall Of Famer! I know that I’ve said this to you personally already, but thanks for everything and thank you once again for all of the support; it means a lot more than you realise.

So…once again a huge thank you to each and every one of you. I hope that you all know that I appreciate every bit of support and it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Here’s to yet another year!!

New Layout and Site News

As you can see, we’ve got a brand new layout here at Jay-Reso.com and our gallery The Peep Show and you may have noticed something else… I’m extremely happy to announce that we are now the official fansite of Jay ‘Christian’ Reso!

Thanks to Natalie, Carmisha and the man himself, Christian for making this happen! We’ve also got an approval video, which you can see on the sidebar.

Jay-Reso.com / Instant Classic – Eight Years Online!!

It’s hard to believe that this website was officially opened eight years ago, on this very day… although things have obviously slowed down a lot over the past few years, the website is still going strong, eight years later! It’s even a shock to me! Haha. I know that it’s said that everything just starts off as an idea and that’s just what this website was… an idea, even though I had no idea what I was doing, I had no resources and I doubted this place would even be around two weeks, let alone eight years! But hey, if you’ve been aware of the site for years, you should already know the story…I’ve told it every single year for the past eight years! So I’ll just move on and say thank you….

I wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone. Thank you to the visitors, even though things have been going slow ever since Christian’s unfortunate forced retirement, but you have still been visiting the website and keeping it alive for the past few years and I will try to repay that back  – but I’ll explain more about that later! Thank you also goes out to my buds Carmisha and David, you guys already know why! Of course, another thank you goes out to Christian, none of this would have been possible, in the first place, if it wasn’t for you!!

Okay, so now to explain a few things….there were supposed to be new layouts up, specially made for the anniversary, but plans unfortunately fell through. The main reason was because of stuff that is going on behind the scenes. As many of you know, I have been meaning to revamp this whole website (including both galleries) for the longest time, but I’ve only been able to really focus on doing so for past few months…and you can see how large our galleries are! It’s been an unfortunate slow process but it has been picking up recently, so hopefully it will all be completed soon! With this, I’ve tried to limit newer uploads to the archived gallery – which needs the most work – which funnily enough, is what I want to upload the most to. Once the revamp is completed, I’m planning on adding a new section to the main site as well as add captures from a huge catalogue of Christian’s wrestling career, that I’ve been fortunate to get a hold of – like I said before, I will be repaying those who keep the site alive and I will try my hardest no to disappoint!

Thank you again everyone, thanks  for the patience, thanks for taking your time to visit and thank you for the past eight years!! It means a lot!

Several High Quality Exclusive Photo Sets – Seven Years Of Instant Classic

To celebrate our seventh year online yesterday, I uploaded a several sets of high quality photos exclusively to our archived gallery. Feel free to check them out by clicking the links below and a huge thank you to everyone for the past seven years, the site wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for all of you!

We’re Back Online!!

Hey peeps and welcome back to Instant Classic!

Sorry about all of the recent downtime, but as you know we unfortunately lost our old host recently, I would like to give a huge thank you to Flaunt for now hosting the site as well as the gallery. As you can tell, there are a few changes here… well, one mainly… the site is now under a new main domain – Jay-Reso.com, as well as the gallery – Reso-Images.com – though the site will still keep a little of it’s history and we shall be keeping the Instant Classic name.. can’t change too much now, can we!

I’m still working on few things, but for the main part, everything is in working order. If you notice any broken links or any other errors, please let me know and I will get everything sorted out as soon as possible.

Huge thanks to everyone for your patience!

Our Galleries Have Been Moved

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, if you’re not already aware, as the title says, our galleries have been moved. You can now find them in the links below, as well as in our sidebar and in the site’s main navigation at the top of the page.

Instant-Classic.org – Celebrating 6 Years Online!

Today, I’m proud to say that Instant-Classic.org / Jay-Reso.com has been online for six years. And I told myself that it would only last two weeks! Ha! (Yes, I know that I say that each and every year)

I can’t believe that it’s already been six years, it still feel as if it were only yesterday when I was even considering making a website. To think it all started because a few friends and I were complaining that there were no active fansites for Captain Charisma and over the years the site has grown so much and become one of longest running and leading resource for everything Christian and his amazing career. I honestly can’t believe how far the site has come over the years and I can truly say that I am so proud with how this site has grown. I’ve been lucky enough to meet great people, most of whom I can still happily call friends and none of it would have been possible if I hadn’t started IC. The site, as well as myself personally, has been through so many ups and downs during the years, but just like Christian, himself, we just keep bouncing back, better than ever.

I just wanted to say thank you, to each and every one of you out there who have ever visited the site, anyone who has donated anything, commented or even taken the time to send messages to me over IC’s social networks. I always, ALWAYS have to say a special thank you to Carmisha and David, you guys are the reason why Instant-Classic.org is here in the first place. None of this would be possible without your constant support, I wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for you guys and that goes for everyone!

One more special thank you goes out to the man himself, Christian. You truly are an amazing and talented individual, with an already legendary career that just continues to grow. You’ve been and continue to be an inspiration to so many people out there, including myself and I’m so, so proud to call myself a fan of yours, even though honestly, that’s probably an understatement. Thank you for everything. For what you’ve done to entertain people all over the world and also for the support that you have shown me, you have no idea how much it really means to me and I, as well as the peeps all around the world can’t wait to see you get back in the ring once again!

Once more, thank you to each and every one of you out there, just know that I appreciate every bit of support that all of you have ever shown me over the years. Here’s to yet another year and hopefully many more to come!!

Website Addition: Charismatic Media Now Open

Instant Classic’s media archive is back and you can access Charismatic Media by clicking the photo above, or via the navigation menu at the top of the page. If you’d like to donate any media or fan art to the site, feel free to send them to jayresocom@yahoo.com.

Welcome Back To Instant-Classic.org!

Hey peeps, welcome back to Instant-Classic.org!

First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who have stuck by me for these past few years, especially during the hiatus. It was a break that I needed to have and I had to take a step back from here because over the last few years, I just wasn’t able to put much effort into this site, not through lack of trying of course, just a lot of personal reasons. But I just have to thank everyone for the patience and support, I appreciate it so very much.

Over the past few months I’ve been working stupidly hard (yes I did just say that) on revamping the site as I hadn’t changed much of anything for going on three years. Because of that and because of how the site has been run for the last couple of years, I decided that it would be best to start all over again; a new beginning.

With that being the case, not only has the site got a new look, but I’ve also archived the gallery which will hold photos up to 2012. Also, as a side note the site is also mobile ready, so to anyone who accesses the site via their mobile phones or tablets it can be easily viewed, this option is also able to be shut off so you can view the site either way – this has been the case even before the hiatus but I thought it would be best to at least mention it.

Over the next few, well, however long it takes me, I’ll be adding all of the missing photos to the archived gallery as well as a few newer ones to our newest gallery, including missing screen captures, magazine scans and many other things.

Again, I just want to thank everyone out there for having a lot of patience with me, during the hiatus. I’d love to hear any feedback from you guys, so be sure to let us know what you all think via Twitter and/or Facebook.

Instant-Classic.org – 5 Years Online
Happy Anniversary!

Today marks Instant-Classic.org’s fifth anniversary. I know that this year has been an uneventful one, with Christian being injured throughout most of it and the site not being updated as much as it used to be, there’s not much to say. But I can say this, I just want to thank each and every one of you guys and girls out there for having the patience to wait for the site to go live once again, it means a lot, especially with how the past few years have been. This next year though, I’m hoping that everything will be different.

I also wanted to take a moment to thank someone who sadly passed away a few months ago, Hayleigh. I will never be able to thank her enough. If it wasn’t for her, I would have never had the chance to meet Christian back in 2011. She never had to do what she did for me, but out of the kindness of her heart, she helped make that happen. Even though I’ve said it many times in the past, my condolences go out to Shirleigh, the entire Kaur family as well as everyone that knew and loved Hayleigh. Rest In Peace Hayleigh, you are dearly missed.

There is an online fundrasier that is still on-going which is trying to raise money for the Kaur family because of this tragedy. If you would like to donate, please visit The Kaur Fund.

Instant-Classic.org – Four Years Online

Ok, so it’s two day’s after the actual anniversary, but that doesn’t make this moment right now any less special does it? 😀

Anyway, Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of Instant Classic and I know that I say this every year, but I never thought that the site would make it this far. I know that it’s been a turbulent year of the site and I know that I haven’t put as much effort into it as I have the previous years and I am very sorry for that, I’ve built the site from the ground up and gone through way too much to just give up, so I can guarantee you this, no matter what, I have no plans to give up any time soon. I just hope that, even though this site has dropped of the radar a little, I can bring it back up to the same level that it was in previous years. To all of you out there that have followed the site from the very beginning, or even if you’ve just found out about us recently, I want to take the time to say I’m sorry – sure I may sound a little too serious in saying this, but I’ve been meaning to say all of this for quite a while now.

So…now that’s over…I just want to say thanks. Thank you as always to Carmisha and David, no matter what may have happened, you guys have stuck by Instant Classic from the start, hell even before then! Thanks to everyone who has supported the site and stuck by us for the past four years. To our new visitors, thanks so much for taking the time to check the site out and I hope that I’m doing the best job that I can! Another big thank you to everyone out there, whether you’ve just stumbled upon the site, you casually check it out, you’ve donate,.d anything, sent me messages, just thank you for being apart of making Instant Classic the longest running and hopefully still the best source for Captain Charisma, Christian! I hope that you guys will continue to support us in the future too! 🙂

As always, I just have to thank the man himself, Christian! I know that I don’t have to say this, but I do every year, so why break tradition, right? 😉 If it wasn’t for you, this place wouldn’t be here. As I always say. thank you for everything that you have done for the Peeps worldwide, you know that no matter what, we’ll always continue to support you 100% and I hope that even after all of this time, this site still makes you proud! I also want to take this time to wish you the best in your recovery! Hope to see you back on our screens soon! 🙂

Lastly, if you haven’t noticed, we’ve also got a new look on both the main site as well as the gallery, which I hope all like! Thanks again to everyone out there! Here’s to another year and me actually remembering the date next time! 😀

Instant-Classic.org – Three Years Online

Today marks the third anniversary of Instant Classic and I have to say, wow…I never thought I’d make it this far. This year has been a very memorable one, to say the least, with a lot of highs and lows, for me personally and also for Christian, professionally of course.

It’s funny, I remember when I wrote last year’s anniversary message and it doesn’t feel like a whole year has gone by. I remember mentioning that I never had the chance to meet him, like so many others have and I also remember that this time, last year, he was out injured after tearing his pectoral muscle. I know that this sounds cliche but how time changes many things.

Back in February, as everyone knows, Christian made his return to the WWE at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and has been at the top of his game ever since. He stood by his best friend, Edge’s (Adam Copeland) side during what was to be his last match at Wrestlemania 27 earlier this year and after Edge’s sudden retirement Christian became a main eventer and won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Sure, he lost it on the following Smackdown broadcast, but he was able to win the Championship back from Randy Orton at Money In The Bank, back in July. Even though he may no longer be the World Heavyweight Champion, he’s still doing the Peeps proud and no matter what, we’ll always be there cheering him on, whether he likes it or not! 😀

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Instant Classic Report: So, I’ve Finally Met Christian!

At the beginning of the day, I honestly didn’t think that the meeting would be able to take place and I was completely fine if nothing came of it, but just before I left to get to the arena, I checked Instant Classic’s twitter account and I saw that I received a message from Christian. He just wanted me to let him know if I was definitely going to the Smackdown taping.

When I got to The O2 arena with my friend Carmisha, I sent a message back to let him know that I was in the area and I was going to be in the crowd during the taping. When the arena doors opened, after we got to our seats and settled down, I checked my twitter account once again to see if there were any updates, there was. He just told me that he’ll figure something out after the show. Me being me, I sent him a message back saying that I was sitting in the second row and to look out for an ‘Instant Classic’ sign on an iPad (it was Hayleigh’s iPad). After the taping, when Christian stepped off of the ladders and the ring was cleared he started talking to the in-house crowd, I noticed that he was actually looking around in our area a few times, so I guessed he may have spotted the sign before. A few moments later, he stepped out of the ring and walked to the back as the show closed.

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New Layouts!

It’s been 11 months in the making, ok it hasn’t been 11 months, more like 2, but it has been 11 months since we’ve seen a new look up here, today that all changes! As you can see we’ve not only got one, but two new layouts up on the site, the first as you can see (and if you can’t, simply clear your caches) is on the main site and the second is a matching layout for our gallery The Peep Show!

Hope that everyone likes them as much as I do! 😀

Instant Classic – Two Years Online

Peepulation rejoice, for today marks the 2nd anniversary of Instant Classic! It’s been yet another crazy year, let’s face it, the site has grown so much over the last 12 months!

We may not have gone through the same trials and tribulations that we went through on our first year though, but in my eyes, it’s been one of the best year’s that I could have hoped for, well for the most part anyway.

I was lucky enough to see Christian compete in two matches, back in April, when the WWE toured Europe and taped their weekly shows in London. I have to admit, I may not have been able to meet Christian, like many of you lucky people have had the opportunity to, but just seeing him live in the ring was good enough for me!

The Peeps worldwide have also been lucky enough to be able to communicate with Captain Charisma himself, after he joined the social networking site, Twitter, at the end of August, where he has over 40,000 followers already!

Unfortunately though, with all of this good news there’s a little bit of bad news to go with it. Recently we were all made aware of an injury that has taken Christian out for up to six months, I know that I can speak for the rest of you when I say that we will miss seeing Christian on our screens, but we can all take solace in the fact that he’s in safe hands on the road to recovery. After some well deserved rest I’m sure that we’ll be seeing Christian, in a few months time, better than ever before.

With all of the being said, I first want to thank Carmisha and David again, you all should know by now, if it wasn’t for them, this site would have never been created. I also want to thank everyone who has ever taken the time to visit the site, left a comment or even donated anything. I really do appreciate you guys for standing by the site for as long as you have. To our new visitors, I hope that the site will be your first stop for everything Christian / Jay Reso related in the coming future too. I try to do the best that I can and I hope that you also realise that this place would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for you. I hope that you all continue to visit, whether you’re a new visitor, or even if you been visiting the site since the very beginning and I hope that I can keep up the very same standards, when it comes to Instant Classic, that I have been doing for the past two years.

Now, of course I have to thank the man himself, Jay Reso. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit the site, it may be a stupidly obvious thing to say but if it wasn’t for you, the site wouldn’t be here in the first place. Thank you for taking the time to leave me messages and I’m happy to know that you liked what you saw when you first decided to take a look at the site, it really means a lot. I know that you’ll probably continue to thank me for all of the hard work that I put into this place, but to be honest, it’s something that I love to do and as corny as it sounds, you’re an inspiration to many of us, so running this site for as long as I have (and will continue to do), has and always will be a pleasure. No matter where anything takes you in life, I just hope that you know that your fans, the Peeps, will continue to support you no matter what! Thanks again for everything Jay! 🙂

Sure, there’s no guarantee that he’ll read it but I know that you all will 😉

In closing, I just want to show you all the message that Christian himself left me this afternoon, via twitter, after finding out that Instant Classic had been running for 2 years.

Wow 2 yrs… Thx 4 the support & all the time & effort u put into the site.

Vote For Christian’s 12 Greatest Moments In Wrestling

With Christian’s 12th Anniversary of his WWE debut coming up on the 27th September, I’ve come up with 12 moments that have happened in those 12 years (in both WWE & TNA) and all you have to do is rank the moments in your opinion of which was the most memorable. A list will be compiled on the site on the 27th!

Here’s the list the moments to choose from:

a) WWE Debut (Breakdown: In Your House 1998)
b) Debut Match (Judgment Day 1998)
c) NWA Championship Win (Against All Odds 2006)
d) ECW Championship Win (Backlash 2009)
e) TLC matches
f) Revenge On Abyss (Lockdown/Sacrifice 2006)
g) The break up of Edge & Christian
h) Turns On Rhino
i) Signs with TNA (Genesis 2005)
j) Tristian forms (Wrestlemania XX)
k) The Birth of Captain Charisma
l) Return to WWE

All you have to do is send me an email or comment on this post (comments will be screened so it will stay anonymous) with the moments in order of what you think is the most memorable (first being the most, last being the least)

Looking forward to hearing your opinions! 🙂

Instant Classic’s Birthday Project Officially Open!


On November 30th, 2010 one charasmatic WWE Superstar will be celebrating his 37th birthday and in honor of this, we here at Instant Classic have opened up a sub-site for all fans to leave any birthday wishes that they may have for our very own, Christian, otherwise known as Jay Reso. That’s right, you all have until November 29th, which is the day before Jay’s birthday, to send all of your wishes in!

What are you waiting for, click on the link above and you’ll be sent to the sub-site and send Jay a birthday wish! 🙂

Instant Classic – One Year Online!

Ladies, Gentlemen and Peeps of all ages, today marks the first anniversary of Instant Classic! I have to admit, it’s been one hell of a year!

In such a short time, we’ve seen Christian continue his career in TNA Wrestling only to leave a little before 2 months, after the site was created to appearing back in the WWE after a four month hiatus, back in February when he made his return into the ECW brand. We also seen him in his first Wrestlemania and Money In The Bank Ladder match, in four years as well as winning the ECW Championship within 2 months of returning and winning it yet again at July’s WWE pay-per-view, Night Of Champions, after losing the title back in June and thankfully, he still has the title to this day!

Personally, I never thought that this site would be as popular as it has become, as many of you may even know I actually only thought that this site would only last a week and trust me, I was not kidding about that. I started this site originally at Fan Site Host, then I chose to change hosts, due to space to For Fan, after a few problems with the site being reset I found my way over here at Fan Sites and I know that I’ve said this so many times, but I would like to thank Gertie so much for giving my everything that I’ve needed to make this site what it is today!

There are a lot of people that I really need to thank, starting with David and Carmisha, now you guys really have helped me out a lot, even though I constantly tell you that you are no help whatsoever, you guys are one of the main reasons that Instant Classic is up, many people don’t know this but, before this site was made live I was trying to find a great site for Christian, at the time there weren’t really any available and the ones that were hadn’t been updated for months, I didn’t dislike the owners of the sites whatsoever, as I was aware that people actually do have lives, but I was slightly confused, as Christian’s career was actually booming at the time. I kept on wondering if I should make a fan-site dedicated to Christian, or if it would just be a waste of time, seeing as I only had some experience with websites back then. David and Carmisha were the driving force behind this site, they continuously told me that it would be a great idea and it would catch on like wildfire and I have to say, back then, they were both right. Thank you again guys! Even though you don’t do much for the site you’re both such a huge help! Love you both!

I’d like to also thank everyone who has donated anything at all to the site, Jen, Caleb, Lauren, Halle, Thomas, Cheyenne, Jesse, Steven and everyone else, you guys make this site continue to grow! Thanks so much for the donations! Also a thank you to Sam and Kori over at Captain Charisma, you two took a chance in linking your livejournal community with the site, and I would never forget you for it, you guys two of the biggest Christian fans that I have ever known!

And a last and probably the biggest thank you goes out to everyone that has taken the time to visit the site and/or leave any comments, this site would not be here if it wasn’t for you guys either. As a token of my appreciation and because this site has gotten so popular, I’ve now decided to break away from only being based in the UK and only following our WWE television schedule, now you can all expect to see the ECW results now up on a Wednesday, seeing as it is 4am over here, in the UK when ECW finishes. See we’re growing everyday and who knows we may become official one day…I don’t see that happening! 😀

Thank you everyone and of course thank you Jay for being the awesome guy that you are! Here’s to another year!

Welcome Back To Instant Classic!

After a week of not being online Instant Classic is finally back! Sorry that it took so long I had so many problems with trying to change the gallery and making it the best that it could be. I’m still adding a few more pictures at the moment and more have been added already.

I’d like to give a big thanks to my new host Gertie who decided to take a chance and host me, as well as a few other things for the site.

Welcome back everybody…I hope that now I can make Instant Classic better and bigger than ever!