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Christian is smug, extremely confident and believes his very presence is a gift to sports-entertainment fans everywhere. Truth be told, he is a nine-time World Tag Team Champion and three-time Intercontinental Champion – and he won a championship in his very first WWE match. The date was Oct. 18, 1998 at the Judgment Day pay-per-view, where this long-haired, black-clad member of the faction known as the Brood beat Taka Michinoku for the Light Heavyweight Championship.

Not long after, Christian and Edge would form what would become one of the winningest and most outlandish tag teams in WWE history. Together they won the World Tag Team Championship on seven separate occasions. He’d later add two more tag championship reigns, once with Lance Storm and another with Chris Jericho.

The off-beat duo of “E & C” engineered some of WWE’s most memorably absurd moments. Their egomaniacal “five-second pose” morphed into a “37-second pose” for the benefit of those with flash photography, and Christian never allowed a shot without his signature giant-framed, bug-eyed sunglasses. They signed autographs – then charged for them. They tormented hometown crowds with skits belittling their beloved sports teams. And they never passed up an opportunity to mess with a nearby authority figure.

Together, Edge and Christian were masters of the “Conchairto” – sandwiching an opponent’s head between two steel chairs. The chair was their signature weapon; the Hardy Boyz were famous for flying off ladders; and the Dudleys were synonymous with tables. When the three clashed, TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs) was born.

No one can deny that Edge & Christian took part in many of WWE’s most famous and dangerous tag-team matches, including the Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000; Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match at SummerSlam 2000; TLC II at WrestleMania X-Seven; and TLC III on the May 24, 2001 episode of SmackDown!

Things were great for the duo until King of the Ring 2001, which Edge won thanks to assistance from his ally. Captain Charisma would obsess over Edge’s trophy, often taking it from his hands mid-ring entrance and carrying it himself as if he were King.

In August at SummerSlam, Christian’s slight jealousy turned to full-blown discontent after watching his partner win the Intercontinental Championship. Captain Charisma tried to respond in kind by challenging for the now-defunct European Championship. But when that match went awry, Christian snapped, marking the end of their most-successful allegiance.

Christian’s first singles championship since his debut match came against his former partner at Unforgiven, where he took away the Intercontinental Championship. From there, the two would tangle in many memorable Intercontinental Championship matches, including a Ladder Match at No Mercy and a Steel Cage Match at Rebellion.

In addition, Christian won the Hardcore Championship at WrestleMania X8 and his second Intercontinental Championship at Judgment Day 2003, when he won a Battle Royal featuring all former Intercontinental Champions. The third time came against Booker T in August.

After a few years away from WWE, Christian returned during the Feb. 10, 2009 episode of ECW on Sci Fi, declaring his mission to ascend to the top of the Land of the Extreme. He accomplished that goal, winning the ECW Title from Jack Swagger. Even if he is not a champion, he will always be viewed as one in the eyes of his “peeps” and is sure to always be an asset to the extreme brand.

After ECW paved the way for WWE NXT, Christian became one of the first WWE NXT Pros and also made the move to Monday Night Raw.


At different times in his celebrated career, Christian has been described as everything from smug to extremely confident. However one chooses to characterize Captain Charisma’s extraordinary believe in himself, there is no doubt that the outspoken Superstar has been backing up every bit of his larger-than-life bravado.

First appearing as a long-haired member of the morbid faction known as The Brood, Christian won the Light Heavyweight Championship in his very first WWE match at Judgment Day 1998. This would only be the beginning of his highly-decorated career in the squared-circle.

Teaming with his lifelong friend Edge, Christian formed one of the most successful and most outlandish tag teams in WWE history. Together, they won the World Tag Team Championship on seven separate occasions.

The off-beat duo of “E & C” engineered some of WWE’s most memorably absurd moments. Their egomaniacal “five-second pose for the benefit of those with flash photography” is legendary and their constant hi-jinks at the expense of the WWE Universe and their fellow Superstars proved as relentless to as they were hilarious.

But, it wasn’t all fun and games. Known for using the chair in their dreaded signature maneuver Con-Chair-To, Edge & Christian fused their metal with the Hardy Boyz’s ladders and the Dudleys tables, revolutionizing squared circle competition with the creation of the extreme Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match.

No one can deny that Edge & Christian took part in many of WWE’s most famous and dangerous tag-team matches, including the Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000; Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match at SummerSlam 2000; TLC II at WrestleMania X-Seven; and TLC III on the May 24, 2001 episode of SmackDown.

The always-outrageous Christian would soon break out on his own, going on to win numerous titles throughout his career, both as a singles and tag team competitor.

And over the years, The WWE Universe came to form a great respect for the word-wielding warrior, a feeling he would truly embrace. He even nicknamed his fans the “Peeps” and created highly-entertaining “The Peep Show” in their honor.

However, perhaps none of his achievements was as extraordinary as when Christian fulfilled a lifelong dream in a brutal Ladder Match with Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules 2011, capturing his first-ever World Heavyweight Championship. This monumental milestone propelled him to the spotlight and notoriety as one of the greatest competitors in the history of the squared circle.


Sure he’s a jerk, but maybe Christian really does deserve one more match. After all, he’s been proving his worth in WWE from day one. In his first official bout in 1998 as a member of The Brood, Christian set the bar rather high for himself by winning the Light Heavyweight Championship from Taka Michinoku. And he’s raised it every year since.

Christian’s knack for wowing the WWE Universe, by executing innovative and high-impact maneuvers, has cemented his rep as a top-tier Superstar and led to some pretty epic victories alongside lifelong friend Edge during the TLC mayhem of the Attitude Era. Together, the duo laid claim to seven stunning World Tag Team Championships and engineered some of WWE’s most memorably absurd moments, including their infamous “five-second pose.” They also pioneered the dreaded Con-Chair-To, a sadistic double-team strike in which both Canucks simultaneously whacked an adversary with a folding chair. This obsession with steel objects reached frenzied heights at WrestleMania 2000, where Edge & Christian, the Hardy Boyz and the Dudleys introduced the world to the first-ever Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match.

“Captain Charisma” eventually broke out on his own, birthing a pack of followers known as “Peeps” and winning numerous titles such as the prestigious Intercontinental Championship. In 2009, after taking a four-year sabbatical from WWE, he returned to his hardcore roots to notch the ECW Championship—twice in one year. Perhaps none of his achievements though are as extraordinary as his victory in a brutal Ladder Match against Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules 2011, where Christian captured his first World Heavyweight Championship.


Christian’s proved his worth in WWE from day one. In his first official bout in 1998 as a member of The Brood, the Toronto native set the bar rather high for himself by winning the Light Heavyweight Championship from Taka Michinoku. And he raised it every year since.

Christian’s knack for wowing the WWE Universe, by executing innovative and high-impact maneuvers, cemented his rep as a top-tier Superstar and led to some pretty epic victories alongside lifelong friend Edge during the Attitude Era. Together, the duo laid claim to seven stunning World Tag Team Championships and engineered some of WWE’s most memorably absurd moments, including their infamous “five-second pose.” They also pioneered the dreaded Con-Chair-To, a sadistic double-team strike in which both Canucks simultaneously whacked an adversary with a steel chair. This obsession with steel objects reached frenzied heights at WrestleMania 2000, where Edge & Christian, the Hardy Boyz and the Dudleys introduced the world to the first-ever Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match.

Captain Charisma eventually broke out on his own, birthing a pack of followers known as “Peeps” and winning numerous titles such as the prestigious Intercontinental Championship. In 2009, after taking a four-year sabbatical from WWE, he returned to his hardcore roots to win the WWE relaunched ECW Championship—twice in one year.

Perhaps none of his achievements, though, are as extraordinary as his victory in a brutal Ladder Match against Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules 2011, where Christian achieved his lifelong dream and captured the World Heavyweight Championship. He held the illustrious title for five days before seeing his reign ended prematurely by Randy Orton.

Upon realizing the honor of inducting his longtime friend and former partner, Edge, into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012, Christian confessed to experiencing a “moment of clarity” that reset his own career goals. He returned from injury at WWE Over the Limit 2012 and won a Battle Royal and a match with Cody Rhodes to claim the Intercontinental Championship for the fourth time.

His reign ended on Raw 1,000, and Christian was out of action for nearly a year with a shoulder injury. He returned in June 2013, once again poised to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Although he never regained the title, he solidified his legacy and left active compeition still at the top of his game with his final match on the March 24, 2014 episode of Raw by winning a Fatal 4 Way Match against fellow former World Champions Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler.

Christian and his best friend Edge continued to make sporadic appearances in WWE before debuting “Edge and Christian’s Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness” on WWE Network in February 2016.