William Jason "Jay" Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler and actor, who is best known for his time with WWE, where he performs under the ring name Christian, a shortened version of his original ring name Christian Cage.
Reso was trained by former professional wrestlers Ron Hutchinson, Dory Funk Jr., and Tom Prichard, and made his wrestling debut in June 1995. Reso wrestled in Canadian independent promotions early in his career. During his time in these promotions, he competed in singles and tag team competition, with Edge, his storyline brother. In 1998, Reso signed a developmental deal with the WWF and began competing for the company the following year. After signing with the WWF, Reso made his debut and captured his first title with the company, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship. He and Edge went on to win the WWF Tag Team Championship on seven different occasions. During this time, they gained notoriety in the tag team division, partly due to their participation in Tables, Ladders, and Chairs matches. In 2001, the team parted ways.
In 2005, Reso signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). There, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, in February 2006. He recaptured the title in January 2007 and established Christian's Coalition, which disbanded a year later. Reso left TNA in late 2008 and re-signed with WWE. In April 2009, Reso won the ECW Championship, which he would win again that July. He became the longest reigning ECW Champion in the WWE era and later went to the SmackDown brand capturing the World Heavyweight Championship twice in 2011.
Overall, Reso has won 22 total championships in WWE and TNA. He is a six-time world champion, a one-time WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, one-time WWF Hardcore Champion, one-time WWF European Champion, four-time WWF/E Intercontinental Champion, and a nine-time World Tag Team Champion. In addition to these accolades, Reso is the twenty-third Triple Crown Champion and the twelfth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. Reso officially retired at Night of Champions (2015) after losing a title vs. career for the WWE United States Championship against James Harrison.
Frog splash – 2005–2008 (TNA), 2012–15 (WWE); adopted from Eddie Guerrero
Impaler (WWF) / Killswitch (WWE) / Unprettier (WWF/E / TNA) (Double wristlock transitioned into an inverted double underhook facebuster, sometimes from an elevated position)
Spear, with theatrics – 2011–15; adopted from Edge
Cloverleaf – TNA
Corner springboard plancha
Diving crossbody, sometimes to the outside of the ring
Diving elbow drop to the opponent's back
Fireman's carry facebuster
Flashpoint (Diving European Uppercut)
Front facelook drop
Hurricanrana, sometimes from the top rope
Inverted facelock backbreaker
Multiple DDT variations
Tornado, sometimes inverted
Multiple kick variations
back followed by a corner springboard sunset flip
Drop, sometimes from the top rope
Pendulum overhead from out of the corner, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
Running forearm smash, sometimes while sliding
Sitout inverted suplex slam
Slingshots out of the ring and slaps the face of an opponent draped on the second rope
Stands and pushes down the shoulders of an opponent draped on the second rope
Double team finishing moves
Con-chair-to – Innovated
Double team signature moves
Sidewalk slam (Edge) and falling inverted DDT (Christian) combination