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December 12, 2009 Good article nominee Listed

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Jason Reso/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 21:11, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Review forthcoming. I will be reviewing this article in conjunction with Adam Copeland, for fairly obvious reasons. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 21:11, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Okay, sounds good. I'll be waiting, as will ThinkBlue.--WillC 23:44, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

The article is generally good. It suffers from the fixable problem of very clearly being written by multiple people who weren't necessarily working in concert. This is seen in repeated wikilinks to the same thing, and repeated instances of specifying someone's real name or ring name given the other. Specific examples to follow shortly. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 02:27, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, well mainly it was Blue and I. She wrote the lead and from Career down to his departure from WWE. I wrote the rest. Since then, there has been alot of ip edits.--WillC 02:44, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    • Generally speaking, I think the distinction between writing about Mr. Reso and writing about the character(s) he plays/has played on television is okay. However, it's quite odd in the lead - Reso and Edge, however, parted ways in 2001 Huh? Mr. Reso and Edge don't exactly exist in the same world. I believe Reso and Copeland have always been friends, so wasn't it Christian and Edge that parted ways? Or perhaps better yet, Reso and Copeland's characters ended their on-screen partnership.
      • Always been a problem with wrestler bios. I have been trying to find a way that the issue is no longer a problem. Been wanting to eliminate the character aspect all together, but it is hard. Simple fix done.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Reso has won the World Tag Team Championship nine times (seven times with Edge, one time with Lance Storm, and one time with Chris Jericho) Might be best to just not enumerate the partners here; it's given in the bulleted list at the end of the article, and it would be harder to work around the real name/ring name mix here.
      • I agree, the point is that he won it not exactly who with at this stage.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • The Personal life section reads like a Quentin Tarantino movie. He was born, then he met Copeland, but before he met Copeland he lived in this city where he was raised, then he and Copeland are college roommates (which puts an age on when he met Copeland - the initial mention doesn't), then he's a child again, then he gets married, then he's childhood friends with another wrestler.
      • And this entire time I thought that was the best section in the article because it didn't exist beforehand. Anyway, moved some things around, added a bit of clarification. Hopefully it is better now.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Nothing to get to hung up about. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 01:56, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
          • True, was joking anyway. I made that section at last minute after noticing there wasn't much info on his personnel life.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Keith Assoun "Zakk Wyld" This can be a little clearer, I think. Is the real name of a wrestler who's apparently not WP:NOTABLE important to mention at all?
      • Wyld is his ring name, you'll have to ask Blue why she added his real name. In this case he is notable since he is involved in a big moment of Reso's career. I'll fix it, hopefully.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • I don't see why it's necessary to give his real name. Joe Hitchen is not mentioned in prose, but Joe E. Legend is.
          • Removed--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Reso and Copeland faced off in an untelevised tryout match which Copeland was booked to win since he was the one the WWF was interested in Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which we must not put.
        • WWE being interested in Copeland isn't really that important to Reso. Just removed the last part.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
      • And is this referenced by citation #8?
        • No idea, didn't add the ref.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
          • After looking more closely, the ref should seeing as the issue was about Reso himself.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Dory Funk, Jr.’s "Funkin' Conservatory" But earlier - Reso signed with the WWF in August 1998, after training in the company's wrestling training camp, The Funking Conservatory. "Funkin' Conservatory" or "The Funking Conservatory?"
      • Most cases it is either spelling. Tends to go back and forth it seems. Changed to keep consistent with lead.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Following their victory, Christian and Edge portrayed themselves as villains, shifting their in-ring personas from borderline goth to a comedic pair of "cool dudes" [...] the "five second pose", where they performed a pose in the ring for five seconds "for the benefit of those with flash photography" to mock, insult, or otherwise amuse the fans. Why are cool dudes who amuse the fans "villains?" Without identifying that "five second pose" and "for the benefit of those with flash photography" were their catchphrases at the time it looks awfully goofy in the middle of the sentence in quotes like that.
      • They are direct quotes. I don't know how they pulled it off, but they made crowd favoites hated two seconds later. Probably because they cheated alot. Plus they are were arrogant cool dudes, etc. Hard to explain, I haven't watched 2000 WWF in years. Something Blue will probably have to address since she wrote this section.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • If you read here, Copeland talks about the "five second pose". Also, I didn't write this, it was there, I just "fixed" it, same as Edge's article. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 19:35, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • the duo successfully defended the tag team titles Title or titles? It's singular in all other instances.
      • A controdiction in itself. It is one title, made up of two belts.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • resulting in the two feuding for Edge's WWF Intercontinental Championship for several months, with the title changing hands several times. Is two several?
      • Possibly--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Already fixed.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • WWE Tag Team Championship, formerly the WWF Tag Team Championship, [...] World Tag Team Championship (renamed WWE Tag Team Championship) Two different ways of saying the same thing in the course of one paragraph. Suggest standardizing it a little.
      • Yeah, during the course of 2002, WWE renamed the title twice. The first was because they were court ordered to rename, they chose WWE. Then they created the WWE Tag Team Championship, so prior they renamed the Raw Tag Title the World Tag Team Championship. In this case, no change should be done; to remain accurate is of course the reason.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • No, you misunderstood. What I meant is you used different punctuation to refer to two instances of the same event (the title being renamed).
          • Both are consistent now.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • He used his new found charisma to win a nine man over-the-top-rope battle royal He used his charisma to win a match?
      • Gimmick-wise yes. Will fix, hopefully.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • for the vacant WWF Intercontinental Championship, which had been renamed the "WWE Intercontinental Championship" after the WWF was forced to rename itself "World Wrestling Entertainment". A phrase like this would be better used the first time a title changes from WWF to WWE in prose.
      • The first thing I thought of when I read it.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Actually, I now think it's possibly problematic to say that this match was for the "WWF Intercontinental Championship" at all. I think it should either say that the match was for the "WWE Intercontinental Championship (previously known as the WWF Intercontinental Championship)" or just "for the WWE Intercontinental Championship."
          • Well the renaming is pretty much needed. Changed it to be consistent with the others.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • He wrestled with The Hurricane as part of a tag team called "The Heroes", for one night, then faced The Hurricane the following week in a "battle of the heroes". After this, the heroes aspect of the ring persona was dropped Possible confusion with use of the word "hero" elsewhere to denote a good guy wrestling character.
      • No, you misunderstand. Probably should've been mentioned, but The Hurricane had a superhero character at the time. He thought he could fly, etc (in storyline that is).--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • After this, the heroes aspect of the ring persona was dropped – though Christian continued to go by the nickname of "Captain Charisma". Endash seems out of place here. A plain old comma would work just fine.
      • Okay--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Despite being a villain, he acquired a fanbase, who he refers to as his "Peeps" Mixed tense.
      • Okay--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • claiming he was a better rapper than Cena and denouncing him as "poser" Is this spelled correctly? Poseur
      • It seems not.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Christian was noticeably cheered during these segments and was thought to be finally becoming a main eventer Who thought this?
      • No idea, ask Blue. Probably the fans.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • It was there when I started working on the article. If it was sourced, I left it alone. Also, the link to that statement doesn't work. Is "Straight Shootin' with Christian Cage" a DVD? --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 19:35, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
          • Straight Shooting is an ROH special release which features a wrestler(s) talking about his career in a real life aspect. Cage was William Jason Reso talking about his career as Christian and Christian Cage up to the release. It is a shoot dvd, and most are very well done.--WillC 21:43, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
            • Well, then, remove the link, and replace it with {{cite video}}. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 01:43, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
              • The point is not the citation, it's the passive voice "was thought to be." Smacks of WP:WEASEL. Say who thought this, if even indirectly (as long as it's sufficiently sourced).
    • It doesn't seem that PPV is ever actually defined.
      • I thought it was, well it is now. The Brood section, I added it.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • The first (on March 25) [...] Mitchell and Shelley (who was taping the segment with a camcorder like the previous video package) More fancy punctuation. Again I think a comma would be better here.
      • Was trying to not make it convoluted with commas. But anyway, done.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Jarrett becomes Jarret a few times.
      • Damn typos, however, I didn't find an instance.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Two under Various feuds.
          • Fixed--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Cage began a feud with his real-life friend Terry Gerin, who wrestles under the ring name "Rhino". This is long since specified well above, or at least it should be. And to say that "Cage" began a feud with "Terry Gerin" is, again, problematic.
      • Well I wrote it like that to be clear since Rhino is mentioned before with different spellings and ring names: Rhino Richards, Rhyno, etc. Wanted to show this is the same guy who was his friend. I'll rewrite it to give the same info but in different form.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Wouldn't pass as brilliant prose for a FAC, but it works for me.
          • I doubt with great prose it could pass an FAC. Too many old format problems imo. To me, the bios are more about the character, rather than the person.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Cage's old ally Tyson Tomko (now going by Tomko), when Cage was apart of the World Wrestling Entertainment promotion Clunky. What's the problem with just saying when he was with WWE?
      • I don't know, I tend to like to write out the full names. Plus for ones who don't happen to know what WWE stands for.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Cage was set to defend the NWA Championship against Sting at Sacrifice, however, Angle was added to the match—making it a three way match—on the May 3, 2007 episode of Impact!. Again the endashes seem a bit much. I strongly dislike the exclamation point followed by a period, but apparently that's what Wikipedia wants, in checking other usages.
      • Well the show's name is TNA Impact!, the point is pretty much needed. Fixed--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Right. I would prefer on the May 3, 2007 episode of Impact! But that doesn't seem to be favored usage. *shrug*
          • Moved it around, where Impact! is not at the end.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Angle was the victor of said contest by making Sting submit, who had technically just pinned Cage Huh? And how does that wash with There, Joe defeated Cage to end his 23 month long undefeated streak by not being pinned nor made to submit later on?
      • Sting submited before Cage was pinned. Sting held Cage's shoulders down while Angle was holding Sting's ankle in an ankle lock. Sting was laying on top of Cage. He was never pinned, he was just in a pin attempt. Was booked to be like that so they could set up the KOTM and get rid of the NWA Title at the sametime. Had a pin and a submit at the sametime. Hard to explain, I'll get you a video if you wish? TNA's Youtube account keeps alot of pasted videos, including a highlight of the finish.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • This needs to be explained a lot better in the article, and if there's some special significance to "technically" to put it in quotes, that needs to be clear (and sourced). If the video is free (what, if any, license does TNA put on their web content?), that might be a good idea. Goodness knows articles on TV shows have used the show itself to reference them.
          • See here, the ref's hand came down as Sting submitted to Angle. Any ideas on how to rewrite?--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
            • This still needs to be revised to be clearer. Is this a Dusty finish? If so, that might help the explanation. If not, more explicitly describe what happened (that the ref's hand came down as Sting submitted to Angle, meaning that Cage was never pinned). Right now, to say that Sting "technically" pinned Cage, with those quotes around technically, looks strange and doesn't seem to mean anything.
    • Styles and Tomko helped Angle retain the TNA World Title Surely this isn't the championship's true name, so why is it capitalized?
      • Title goes by TNA World Championship, TNA Championship, TNA Title, TNA World Title, TNA World Heavyweight Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Title, TNA Heavyweight Championship, TNA Heavyweight Title, etc. Official name is the TNA World Heavyweight Championship though.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • It's okay to say "TNA world title" in prose, especially to avoid repetition, but capitalization makes it looks like that's the title's true name.
          • Done--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • He once again was defeated by Angle as this time Tomko interfeared and cost Cage the match. sp
      • What?--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Interfered
          • My bad.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Afterwards, Cage and Rhino began competition as a regular tag team, with the pair being involved in The Deuce's Wild Tag Team Tournament for the vacant TNA World Tag Team Championship on May 11, 2008 at TNA's Sacrifice PPV event, they however failed to win the tournament. Run-on sentence. Also, the link to "The Deuce's Wild Tag Team Tournament" does not work. It seems the link is meant to point to List of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling tournaments#Deuces Wild Tournament.
      • Split--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Cage and Rhino went on to team with Styles, who had made a means with Cage and Rhino Made a means? Made amends? Does "made a means" actually fit? I'm not familiar with that phrase.
      • Sorry, I can't spell worth a shit half the time. Spell check is the greatest invention ever.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Three instances of Three way dance or 3 way dance. Unless this is an official name, it seems quite informal.
      • Spelled either way. Some instances it is 3 way, others it is three way. I'll change them to all be consistent, unless the name listed was the official match name.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • In March 2006, Reso competed two times in the United Kingdom for the One Pro Wrestling (1PW) promotion. His first appearance was on March 4, 2006 at their All or Nothing: Night 1 event, where he defeated Rhino.[112] His second appearance was at 1PW's Know Your Enemy: Night 1 event on May 26, 2006, defeating Steve Corino.[112] At Know Your Enermy: Night 2 event on May 27, 2006, Reso fought against the champion, Abyss, and Corino for the 1PW World Heavyweight Championship in a three way dance, but failed to win as Corino gained the fall and the title.[112] A couple of points - did Reso wrestle as "Christian" or "Christian Cage" or some other character? To say that "Reso" fought "Abyss" is...problematic, I believe I've made that point. Secondly, the topic sentence of this paragraph has him competing two times for 1PW, and then three matches on three dates are described.
      • Sorry, my bad. Found the third after writing the first two. Fixed--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • which Reso and Cabana won.
      • Fixed before even reading this one.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Return to World Wrestling Entertainment (2009-present) I'd recommend something along the lines of "Second stint with World Wrestling Entertainment." If he spends ten years with the promotion, the notion of his "return" will seem quaint, but similarly if he has a career like Dustin Rhodes. His return is a short-term event, one that has likely already passed since we're almost done with 2009. And for all the places I'm saying that endashes seem out of place, I'm pretty one is called for in "2009–present"
      • Needs to be rewritten anyway. A discussion was done where it was decided headers shouldn't be more than 4 to 5 words long, excluding dates. You also have a point. Your's will work.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • then–ECW Champion Jack Swagger [...] 15-man battle royal I'm not sure if the endash is right here, but these seem like the same usage.
      • Usually how it is done. Open to changing though, just if something is done for a while, doesn't mean it is correct.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • I was perhaps unclear – 'then ECW Champion' uses an endash, while '15 man battle royal' uses a hyphen. Syntactically, these seem to be the same usage, so I think it should probably be one or the other.
          • Sorry, my bad. Regular dash added.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • his first world heavyweight championship in the WWE Sort of like titles/title, "WWE" is not preceded by the definite article in its other instances. And it would seem correct to omit it; "the" World Wrestling Federation, sure, but "the" World Wrestling Entertainment?
      • Removed, I always add "the" to make it sound better.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    B. MOS compliance:
    • Why is the article at Jason Reso if the subject's given name (obviously it's best to use given name; we're not talking about Hulk Hogan here) is William? Does a reference specifically state that he goes by Jason with his family, or that he did in his youth?
      • I brought it up at WT:PW but users decided to leave it hear because his friends call him that. Though I am unaware of any guideline for this though. I gave up on changing it. Would like for it changed to William Reso though, but the numbers are against me. Unaware of any source that says he said he likes to be called Jason, just Edge credited him as Jason Reso in his book.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Might like to hear from ThinkBlue on this, if she plans to check this review.
          • I asked her to check up on it today. Issue will probably have to be taken up at WT:PW again.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
            • My take is that he's known as "Jason" by everyone (fans and the people he wrestles with, I'm assuming), then the article should be Jason Reso. In Copeland's book, he says "Jay", that's how I know him as. I told Will that I wasn't sure about the move, so instead to ask the project what they thought. Obviously, the result was to keep as "Jason Reso". --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 19:35, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
              • I'll follow up with my take. I feel that he is known by 3 names: Jason, Christian, and Christian Cage. As such, none can be his common name. Therefore, it should be at William Reso since that is his given birth name.--WillC 21:43, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
                • This discussion should probably continue, but it's beyond the scope of this action. No compelling need to alter the status quo.
    • Age to the day...that's a little strange. Not sure if it's technically a problem, but I've never seen it before.
      • I started using it to be as up to date as possible. First used in Abismo Negro. I brought it up during my GA review. Was added, and I have been doing it since.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Generally speaking, wikilinks next to wikilinks in prose should be avoided if possible. the villainous Team Canada alliance is troublesome especially because Heel (professional wrestling) and List of professional wrestling terms#S are both linked elsewhere in the article at least once.
      • Yeah, the problem of having two editors write seperate sections. Fixed--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • New Jersey Street Fight contains back-to-back wikilinks as well. New Jersey is a trivial link, maybe overlinking, and Professional wrestling match types#Hardcore-based variations is already linked above.
      • Done--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Other repeated wikilinks include Face (professional wrestling), Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, Professional wrestling match types#Basic non-elimination matches (6 times!) and some of the titles.
      • There is many many many types of non-elimination matches. I only see face linked once, as well as TLC.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Joe refused to release the submission hold he had applied. Don't let the link complete the meaning of your prose - WP:EGG. While this sentence would still make sense in print, the full meaning wouldn't be conveyed.
      • Fixed I believe.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    • What's the significance to the move names being in italic or bold italic in the bulleted list under "In wrestling?"
      • No idea, always wondered that myself. This is the very first bio I have ever done. I usually stay with titles and PPVs. I believe it has to do with primary and signiture.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • ThinkBlue effectively convinced me on the Copeland review that it is what it is (especially in looking at pro wrestler FA's CM Punk and Shelton Benjamin).
          • I wouldn't hold those two FAs to high regard. If they were reviewed today, they would fail in a heart beat due to poor format, poor sourcing, inaccuratencies, etc.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources: Structure's fine, obviously the scope is good, and the checklinks tool shows no redflags, which is impressive. Usually there's at least one or two.
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    • though he would later lose the title to Diamond Dallas Page in January 2002. After this, he became known for throwing tantrums in the ring when he was unable to gain a pinfall. As part of a storyline, in which Christian endured a series of losses, he announced that he was quiting the WWF. Page, however, persuaded Christian not to quit and adopted him as his protegé. Christian betrayed Page and faced off against him for the European championship at the WrestleMania X8 PPV event on March 17, 2002, in which Page defeated him. During the same event, Christian defeated Mighty Molly to win the WWF Hardcore Championship, but lost the title to Maven later on in the night. Is this all covered by reference #30?
      • Hell no! Blue will have to take care of that. I stay with TNA history. WWF history I'm vague on. I loved it, but I was 11 at the time and quit watching Summer 2002.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • That was there, before I started work on the article. I remember wording it, and sourcing it, I don't know what happened. I reworded all of that, and added a source to it. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 20:17, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • In April 2005, Christian participated in the first-ever Money in the Bank ladder match at the WrestleMania 21 PPV event on April 3, 2005. Following this, Christian, who had an encounter with SmackDown! superstar John Cena at the start of the year, began commenting on Cena, claiming he was a better rapper than Cena and denouncing him as "poser". Christian was noticeably cheered during these segments and was thought to be finally becoming a main eventer. Is this all covered by reference #7? Still need to work out "was thought to be" but that's listed above.
      • I've never seen Cage's Straight Shoot. I can't tell you.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Added another ref for the Mania appearence.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Christian had previously commented that he hoped to be drafted to SmackDown! because the show needed a Canadian. He further went onto say how he was on the main event of both Raw and SmackDown! in the same week, and he was soon given his own interview segment on SmackDown! called The Peep Show. Is this all covered by reference #34?
      • Not his comments, but main eventing both shows and getting a segement is.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Removed everything but the draft and the talk show.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
          • It does now contain a typo – soonafter appears as one word. Otherwise, great.
    • Despite his quitting, Christian appeared on Raw and at the Taboo Tuesday PPV event on November 1, 2005, fulfilling his obligations to the company, as he was one of five SmackDown! wrestlers eligible to be voted Edge and Chris Masters' opponents by the fans. In August 2006, WWE challenged Reso's attempts to trademark the name "Captain Charisma", saying that it would cause confusion in the marketplace because the persona was created while Reso was under contract to WWE. WWE argued that anything that Reso called himself in WWE belongs to WWE. Citation needed.
      • Sourcing the appearences is easy, while the lawsuit with WWE may be hard to find a ref for. I think WrestleView has something in their TNA archive. I'll check.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Sourced, but removed the lawsuit, I didn't find a ref.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Every statistic needs citation. The Pro Wrestling Illustrated section under "Championships and accomplishments" lacks any.
      • Dear God, I knew this would come up. I've searched and search and search for a ref or even something telling me which issue it was that gave the awards, and still nothing. I found a german ref that showed they won it, but nothing reliable. Removing it will just cause ips and other editors readd it without giving a reliable source. The previous ref in the article copied it from here, so we can't use that.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • I went ahead and removed the PWI awards.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
          • While that resolves the concern, is it really unknown and unknowable in which issue of the magazine the awards were given? It would presumably be the December or January editions at the end of the relevant year or start of the next one. Surely they can be cited.
    C. No original research:
    • I listed a few possibly uncited facts above, and there were two {{fact}} templates on the page before I even started my review.
      • Like I mentioned, removing stuff just makes people readd it. That is why I added the fact tags hoping someone would add something.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Nothing left with fact tags.--WillC 09:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
    • Christian and Edge were defeated by The Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) on the April 19, 2001 episode of WWF SmackDown!, one of the promotion's several television programs. Any particular significance to this?
      • They lost the tag titles to them that day. I already added it when above comments were around that sentence.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales: Images are all free use, though several lack description pages. No problem for me, but if you're looking down to a FAC, you'll want to take care of that.
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions and alternative text:
    • I don't much like any of the captions (in/out of universe mix, some repetition, don't draw to the text all that well), and only the infobox image has alt text. Alt text isn't technically required for GA, so I can't fail the article if it's not added, but I encourage you to give it a shot.
      • Will do--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:

It seems like I listed an awful lot. Sorry if I came across as discouraging, the article really is generally pretty good, and I think it'll get there. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 04:11, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

First try, it is understandable. Problems occurr in everything.--WillC 11:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Good progress. We'll get there. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 01:56, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
No doubt.--WillC 21:43, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

While I encourage further work in improvement of the article, I am willing to Pass it right now. Nosleep (Talk · Contribs) 05:02, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Old name of finisher[edit]

OK, so I know that sources dating from '98-'01 aren't the easiest to come by (especially on the Net), but it'd be appreciated if anyone could try and help out by providing something concrete from that era which lists his finisher as the Impaler. During the same time in the Brood stable, Gangrel used the implant DDT which was sometimes either listed or called out as the "Impaler DDT". Either way, numerous games of the time also had Christian's finisher listed as the Impaler, so I don't know if they could count as credible sources? Obviously the most accurate source would be video footage with the commentators calling it that, but that is also difficult to obtain. From memory, however, I do believe he adopted the name of the Unprettier at around the time he and Edge turned heel in early 2000. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 18:22, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Factual error in this article.[edit]

I live in Ontario, Canada and have worked for the School Board in the Orangeville area. In Ontario the term 'Secondary School' refers to a High School, not a college. Jason Reso and Adam Copeland couldn't possibly have been College roommates while attending Orangeville Secondary School because it is a High School. In the article about Adam Copeland, it says that Adam attended Humber College. Could they have been roommates there? Please check it out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ortonfan70 (talkcontribs) 02:34, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

His return at the 2010 Slammy Awards[edit]

Why did someone delete the fact that he returned during the Slammy Awards of 2010? It even says that on the Slammy Award wiki page. I mean, he still isn't in action, but shouldn't that be worth mentioning? (talk) 19:42, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

It is not notable to his overall career. This is a bio about his life and career. Him appearing on a special episode of a fake award show does not effect any future or present event he is connected too.--WillC 21:03, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Championship lost[edit]

He lost the championship to Randy Orton (talk) 19:15, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Done by User:Draven Corvis. — Bility (talk) 23:01, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

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Christian (Heel Turn)[edit]

On the June 3rd, 2011 edition of Smackdown, Christian turned heel by hitting Randy Orton with the World Heavyweight Championship after being the special guest referee in Orton(c) vs. Sheamus for the WHC, which Orton won by pinfall. He the walked off with Orton's title.

Source: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Herpgenerator (talkcontribs) 01:26, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Hard to say for now. It could be a one off thing like the time that Shawn Micheals Superkicked Hulk Hogan after they tagged together, challenged him to a match at the next PPV and then resumed his existing character after losing the match. It may be best to see if this builds up or not. The question is will this last a few weeks like that incident or be something more long lasting ?-- (talk) 03:50, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Just because he blasted Orton with the title belt on Friday doesn't mean he's now a full-blown heel. It's like his way of sending a "message" to Orton. If he continues to do more heelish stuff in the weeks to come, then surely, he'd be a definite bad guy. Although granted, I do think he is on his way to being the next Edge. (talk) 17:05, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Exactly, this could range from a single message to Orton to secure a match to a complete change in his character that could last months or even years. It would be best to wait until this develops more. Also if this is a full heal turn he will also eventually feud with other faces and that would be a clear indication of the heal turn.-- (talk) 01:28, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't think we should jump into conclusions so soon. Lets at least wait until SmackDown Friday to see what type of actions or promo Christian decides to take part in. At least allow him to explain his actions in a heel or face way and then change the article accordingly. Thanks KingRatedRIV (talk) 14:51, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Header problems[edit]

I think we should remember not to change headers to the point of them not even describing the majority of what is in the section. I split the headers for this reason. This is a good example of what not to do: long headers are indeed bad, but putting significance of a recent feud with Orton over that of del rio and winning the championship is rather silly. DB (talk) 18:00, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Christian's theme song.[edit]

Hey guys. I found out Christian once used another theme song that isn't listed. He used it against Gangrel, and once against Viscera on Sunday Night Heat. Heres a link.

The song is Called "Project Gothic." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Colin2k4 (talkcontribs) 00:42, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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WWE Template[edit]

Some tube took Christian off the WWE template. Why?PeterMan844 (talk) 18:43, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

My guess is they did that because he's retired and not an active wrestler anymore. You would have to ask them though.LM2000 (talk) 19:17, 30 December 2014 (UTC)


Should we add his retirement in the inbox or something?, because it looks like he no longer wrestles anymore. FrozenFan2 (talk) 15:48, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 27 July 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved. Jenks24 (talk) 16:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Christian (wrestler)Christian Cage – this extended form of his name used in his career is WP:NATDAB and it makes sense to use it instead of (wrestler) which is longer and unneccessary. Rewind Wrestling (talk) 23:35, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Just to note, the name of this editor is not "Rewind Wrestling", but "ClassicOnAStick". BMK (talk) 10:58, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Support per WP:NATURAL. Prefall 19:17, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Support --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 19:20, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Support LM2000 (talk) 21:02, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Despite common use of the mononymous name, WP:COMMONNAMES discourages using ambiguous names, especially when parenthetical disambiguation is used. Even when surname might not be "fairly often used" (WP:NCP), let's use natural disambiguation instead for clarity. --George Ho (talk) 05:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

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Christian Cage rename[edit]

This came as a complete surprise to me, but I support the decision. It is consistent enough to fit the bill for this page. Dave Bautista's first name wasn't officially announced when he came to the ring. Naomi Knight hasn't gone by that character surname in years. And actually, I remember the section on Christian's Coalition from TNA—they were referred to as the Christian Coalition about as often as Christian's Coalition, but the "Christian's" name was used for disambiguation purposes. It works. Kudos. (talk) 03:11, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

I don't support the change one bit. His common name was Christian, and the last time I checked, that's how things were done. It's really pissing me off turning a corner and finding yet another double standard. Rusted AutoParts 23:32, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Christian is shorthand for Christian Cage. It is still Christian. Common name would be Christian Cage anyway since he is known as Christian and Christian Cage and fans know him under both names.--WillC 00:35, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
But we'd still go by common name. He was called Christian Cage in TNA because WWE referred to him as "Christian", not "Christian Cage". He's gone more years as "Christian", thus making it his WP:COMMONNAME. Rusted AutoParts 10:29, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Reso wrested as Christian Cage before he signed with WWF. In WWF, he was called Christian. In TNA he was called Christian Cage and he recieved exposure under that name (obviously, he recieved more exposure in WWF, but TNA was also a big company). Christian is the shorted version of Christian Cage, other name he was known under. Also, it's a natural disambiguation--HHH Pedrigree (talk) 18:59, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, Reso has been known as Cage and just as Christian. He has wrestled longer under Christian, but Christian is still just a shorthand of Christian Cage. WWE could trademark the name that way. However, Cage wrestled at least 6 years as Cage, with 3 of those years being one of the top talents of a world-wide promotion as their World Champion twice along with the most or close to most screen time. His name grew as Cage. He even appeared back in TNA in 2012 as Cage. Meanwhile, the majority of his WWE run he has been mid-card with a brief moment at the top of the B show, regulated to upper mid-card at times. His expose under TNA can be argued as greater which is where Common name is tricky. However, even you look at the discussion above, under common name it is discouraged to move pages to names with disambiguation. Thus making Christian (wrestler) a bad decision by your own argument.--WillC 06:22, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Reso is more commonly known as Christian. He wrestled in TNA for three years under the Christian Cage name, I'll agree with that. But citing the return in 2012, which was for about three minutes, by the way, while he was signed to WWE as part of a talent trade, seems a bit irrelevant. Also, Christian won the World Heavyweight Championship. Twice. That seems a bit higher than mid-card to me. Look at his accomplishments in WWE compared to TNA. There's no argument where he was more successful. I would suggest we go back to Christian (wrestler). Zorbo678 (talk) 17:30, 29 January 2018 (UTC)


While not stated in the most direct terms, the September 7th post-Raw Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast with Edge and Christian seemed to confirm that Christian's in-ring career is over. Should the article be updated to reflect that Christian is retired based on the uncorrected assumed premises of questions regarding "going back to being a civilian," or does it make more sense to wait for a direct statement on his career status to be officially reported somewhere? ErdrickLoto (talk) 06:00, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

I saw somewhere Christian said he isn't retired. I think it's a retirement a la WWE, like Finlay or Goldust. That means, McMahon says they are old and considers them retired. --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 01:42, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

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