Christian Cage

Canadian professional wrestler and actor
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Christopher Jason "Jay" Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor. He is currently working for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Christian Cage. He is the former AEW TNT Champion

Christian Cage
Christian at the GalaxyCon Richmond on March 1, 2020
Born (1973-11-30) November 30, 1973 (age 50)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)The Canadian Rage
Christian
Christian Cage
Conquistador Dos[1]
The Suicide Blonde
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed weight227 lb (103 kg)
Billed fromToronto, Ontario, Canada
Trained byRon Hutchison
Dory Funk, Jr.
DebutJune 1995

Reso became famous under the ring name Christian in the World Wrestling Federation/WWE, where was a former World Heavyweight Champion, two time ECW Champion, four-time Intercontinental Champion and nine-time World Tag Team Champion (seven of those teaming with his real-life friend Edge). He is also known for his time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Christian Cage from 2005 to 2008, where he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship twice during his time in TNA (making him a five-time world champion overall), and was the last official holder of that title under the TNA name. Reso also hosted a weekly podcast with Adam "Edge" Copeland known as “E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness”. It ran from March 2017 until September 27, 2019.[2]

Career change

All Elite Wrestling change

On March 7, 2021 at Revolution, Cage made his surprise debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It was announced by AEW president Tony Khan in the post-event media scrum that Cage had signed a multi-year contract with the company.[3]

He made his in-ring debut for AEW at Double or Nothing on May 30. He competed in the Casino Battle Royale, lasting until the end before being eliminated by Jungle Boy.[4]

On the September 23 episode of Collision, Cage won the AEW TNT Championship after competing in a three-way match against Luchasaurus and Darby Allin. Cage had claimed Luchasaurus' TNT Championship as his own in the months leading up to the match.[5] At Worlds End, Cage would lose the title to his former friend Adam Copeland in an no disqualification match. Minutes after the match, Cage would use the title shot that was earned by Killswitch (previously Luchasaurus) earlier on the preshow and win his second TNT Championship.[6]

Acting change

Movies change

  • Shoot 'Em Up - Senator's guard (2007)
  • Dark Rising: Bring Your Battle Axe - Ricky (2007)
  • Bloodstained Memoirs - Himself (2009)
  • Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf - Officer Pete Gallant (2010)
  • SuperGrid - Kurtis (2018)
  • Cagefighter: Worlds Collide - Stephen Drake (2018) (also executive producer)

Television change

  • Casino Cinema - Christian Cage (2006)
  • House - Christian Cage (1 episode)
  • Haven - McHugh (2014-2015)
  • Murdoch Mysteries - Leonard Stoker (2017)
  • Knight Fight - Himself (2017 (Host)

Championships change

 
Christian during his time as NWA World Heavyweight Champion in 2006
 
Christian during his time as ECW Champion in 2009
 
Christian during his fourth reign as Intercontinental Champion

References change

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  2. "Post News Update: CM Punk tests for Fox, AEW replaces NXT UK talent". PostWrestling. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
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  4. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Kenny Omega vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Pac for the AEW Championship, Hikaru Shida vs. Britt Baker for the AEW Women's Title, Miro vs. Lance Archer for the TNT Title, The Young Bucks vs. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston for the AEW Tag Titles, The Pinnacle vs. The Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  5. "AEW Collision results (9/23): Powell's live review of Bryan Danielson vs. Ricky Starks in a Texas Death Match, Luchasaurus vs. Darby Allin vs. Christian Cage for the TNT Title, Andrade vs. Jay White". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
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