Christian Cage

Christian Cage

Personal Information

Full Name William Jason Reso
Date of Birth November 30, 1973
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Theme Song "Take Over"
Debut July 9, 1995
Nickname Captain Charisma
Spouse Denise Hartmann ​ ​(m. 2001; div. 2020)

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Christian Cage: A Brief Biography

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Christian Cage is a Canadian professional wrestler signed with AEW. Christian is best known for his work with AEW and WWE. He is a former World, Intercontinental, and Tag Team Champion in WWE. He has also wrestled extensively for TNA and Impact Wrestling.


NameWilliam Jason Reso
BornNovember 30, 1973
NationalityCanadian
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight212 lb (96 kg)
SpouseDenise Hartmann ​(m. 2001; div. 2020)
Birth PlaceKitchener, Ontario, Canada
Debut1995


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Christian Cage's Early Life


Christian Cage's real name is William Jason Reso. He was born November 30, 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. His mother Carol Reso is a Canadian while his father Randy Reso is an American. During childhood, Cage played Ice Hockey and was a wrestling fan from a very young age. He grew up in Huntsville, East Luther Grand Valley, and Orangeville. During his time in Orangeville, he met Adam Copeland, with whom he would win numerous tag team titles under the ring names Christian and Edge.


Professional Wrestling Career


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WWE/F (1998-2005, 2009-2021)


First Run (1998-2005)


Christian, Edge, and Gangrel formed a stable called The Brood. The Brood was later abducted and converted into The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. After competing with various tag teams such as The Hardy Boyz, The Hollys, The Acolytes, and Dudley Boyz, Edge and Christian defeated The Hardy Boyz and Dudley Boyz in a TLC match at WrestleMania XVII to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. The duo garnered praise as heels and won the titles six more times. After the Invasion storyline, Christian turned heel on Edge and won the Intercontinental Championship on two occasions. In 2002, Christian, Test, and Lance Storm formed The Un-Americans. At Vengeance, they won the WWF Tag Team Championship from Edge and Hogan. By September, the stable lost the titles and disbanded.






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By the end of the year, Christian was involved in a storyline between Chris Jericho and Trish Stratus. They cut the storyline short due to Jericho's unavailability. In 2003, Christian spent his time on RAW as a heel and reunited with Chris Jericho. At the Royal Rumble, Christian turned on Jericho. At WrestleMania XX, he defeated Jericho with an assist from Trish Stratus. After Mania, he continued his feud with Jericho and challenged him for the Intercontinental Championship and lost. At WrestleMania XXI, he entered the inaugural Money in the Bank ladder match and lost. In 2005, he spent the remaining year feuding with John Cena for the WWE Championship and lost. He left the company in November.


Independent Circuit (2006)


In 2006, Christian Cage wrestled multiple times in the UK for One Pro Wrestling (1PW). He beat Rhino and Steve Corino. However, he lost a three-way fight for the 1PW World Heavyweight Title against Chasm and Corino. In May 2006, he likewise showed up for Ring of Honor (ROH), dominating a tag match with Yearling Cabana against Bryan Danielson and Christopher Daniels. Christian Cage lost to Daniels at the Generation Now PPV event.


New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2008)


Christian Cage once performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) while he was still with TNA in 2008. He made a one-time appearance at the Wrestle Kingdom II event. He teamed up with TNA grapplers A.J. Styles and Petey Williams to overcome RISE ( Minoru, Milano Collection A.T., and Prince Devitt).


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TNA (2005-2008, 2012)


In November, Christian joined TNA. A few months later, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. At Slammiversary, he lost the title to Jeff Jarrett. In July, Christian turned heel and attacked Sting. After the heel turn, Christian feuded with Rhyno and reunited with Tomko. In 2007, he won his second NWA World Heavyweight Championship by pinning Sting. By March, Christian, Tomko, and Scott Steiner formed a stable called Christian's Collation. Due to contractual disputes between NWA and TNA, the world title was vacated and a new TNA World Heavyweight Championship was formed. Christian failed to defeat Angle to win it. Christian spent the final year feuding with AJ Styles and Main Event Mafia before leaving the company.






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Second Run (2009-2014)


In 2009, Christian returned to the company and began working for ECW. He won the ECW Championship on two occasions and lost it before they shut the brand. In 2010, Christian was involved in Money in the Bank and Intercontinental Championship matches before getting injured. Christian made his return the next year at Elimination Chamber and attacked Alberto Del Rio. After Edge retired, Christian faced Del Rio in a ladder match for the World Championship and won. However, he lost the title to Randy Orton in less than 8 days. Christian turned heel and won the title back at the Money in the Bank event. At SummerSlam, he faced Orton and lost the title. Christian spent the remaining year feuding with Sheamus and lost.






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In 2012, Christian inducted Edge into the Hall of Fame. At WrestleMania XXVIII, he joined Team Johnny and won. In May, he won the battle royal and earned a championship match. Later, he defeated Cody Rhodes and won the Intercontinental Championship. At RAW 1000, he lost the title to The Miz. Christian was sidelined for a year due to an injury. In 2013, he made his return and spent most of his time facing Alberto Del Rio for the World Championship and failed. Later, he took time off to tend to his injuries. In 2014, he returned and entered the Elimination Chamber for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and lost. On RAW, he won a fatal four-way match to challenge Big E for the Intercontinental Championship.






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Semi-Retirement (2014-2021)


Due to multiple injuries, Christian took early retirement and made a handful of appearances. Christian mainly appeared alongside Edge and hosted The Peep Show. In 2020, Christian returned and challenged Orton, where he lost. In 2021, he entered the Royal Rumble match and was eliminated in the end.






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AEW (2021-Present)


In 2021, Christian made his AEW debut. At Double or Nothing, Christian lost the Casino Battle Royale to Jungle Boy and ended up as his mentor. In the debut episode of Rampage, Christian defeated Kenny Omega to win the Impact Championship. Christian spent the next few months in and around Impact Wrestling and AEW. After various defenses, Christian lost the Impact Championship to Josh Alexander at Bound for Glory. At All Out, Kenny Omega defeated Christian to retain his championship. At Full Gear, Christian, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus defeated The Young Bucks and Adam Cole. In 2022, he took part in the Face of the Revolution Ladder match at Revolution and lost.






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Jungle Boy and Luchasarus lost the AEW World Tag Team Championship to the Young Bucks in June 2022, following which Christian snapped and attacked Jungle Boy. He would then go on to feud with Jungle Boy, going to the extent of mocking his mother and his late father Luke Perry. The two collided at All Out, where Cage won in under 20 seconds after Luchasauras had attacked Boy before the match. It was revealed that Cage had suffered a triceps injury in the match and had to move away from the programming for about six months. He made his return in February and attacked none other than Jungle Boy. The two competed at the Revolution in a Final Burial match, which Jungle Boy won.


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At Double or Nothing, he challenged Wardlow in a ladder match for the TNT Championship in a losing effort. On June 17, in the premiere episode of Collision, Cage helped Luchasaurus defeat Wardlow for the title. While Luchasaurus was the official champion, Cage claimed that it was his title and carried it around his shoulders. At All In, he teamed up with Swerve Strickland in a tag team coffin match against Darby Allin and Sting, which the latter won. The next week, at All Out, he helped Luchasauraus retain the gold against Allin. On the September 23 episode of Collision, the champion defended the gold against Allin and Cage in a triple threat match, which Cage won after Luchasaurus allowed him to get the pinfall. At WrestleDream, Cage defeated Allin in a best-of-three fall. After the match, Cage, Luchasaurs, and Nick Wayne laid out an attack on Darby Allin and Sting, who were saved by a debuting Adam Copeland. Copeland made his AEW debut but did not team up with his former partner Cage. The two teams took on each other in a six-man tag team match at Full Gear 2023 where Patriarchy lost.


He renamed his allies (Killswitch and "The Prodigy" Nick Wayne) and relied on Shayna Wayne's help to retain against Adam Copeland. He then embraced the chaos, involving Shayna in his group and accepting a brutal No DQ match against Copeland at World's End. Cage lost the title, but in a shocking twist, he claimed Killswitch's title shot and defeated Copeland to become a two-time champion. His reign continues with a successful defense against Daniel Garcia at AEW Revolution in March 2024. Cage lost the Dynamite title to Copeland in an I Quit match, finishing his second rule at 81 days on the March 20 episode of Dynamite. He got back from a right two-month break on the May 1 episode of Dynamite as the challenger for Swerve Strickland's AEW World Title at Double or Nothing on May 26.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
ECWA Heavyweight Championship1
AEW TNT Championship2
IWA Tag Team Championship1
ICW Street Fight Tag Team Title1
PCW Heavyweight Championship1
Impact World Championship1
NWA World Heavyweight Championship2
World Heavyweight Championship2
ECW Championship2
WWF Hardcore Championship1
WWF European Championship1
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship1
WWF/E Intercontinental Championship4
WWF/E World Tag Team Championship9


Christian Cage Wife


Christian Cage was formerly married to Denise Hartmann. She is currently working as a Senior Vice President at Dispersions, Resins and Additives, Americas at BASF. The two dated for a while before marrying each other on May 25, 2001. In December 2013, he shared the news with his fans that the couple had a daughter at that time. After 18 years of marriage, Christian and Hartman parted ways with each other in 2019. On May 2nd of that year, Hartman filed for a divorce which was finalized in January 2020. Cage has not married anyone after that, and there have been no reports of him dating anyone since then. Click here to learn more about Christian Cage's relationships.


Christian Cage's Net Worth


As per various sources, Christian Cage is worth around $4 Million in 2024. Most of his net worth can be credited to his work in WWE and AEW. Click here to learn more about the net worth of the former World Heavyweight Champion.


Christian Cage Family


Christian Cage Father


The name of Christian Cage's father is Randy Reso. However, not much information is public about his father, including his age and occupation.


Christian Cage Mother


Christian Cage's mother is Carol Reso. There is not much information about her mother known to the public except for the fact that she is a Canadian national.


Christian Cage Siblings


Reportedly, Christian Cage has two siblings - two brothers. He is the middle brother of the three. However, not much information about his brother including their ages and occupation is known to the public.


Christian Cage Kids


Christian Cage is a father to a daughter named Isla. She was born in December 2013 and is the daughter of Cage and his former partner Denise Hartmann. As per the reports, after the couple parted ways, their daughter was taken care of by Hartmann.


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FAQs on Christian Cage

A. Christian Cage is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

A. Christian Cage weighs around 212 lb (96 kg).

A. The real name of Christian Cage is William Jason Reso.

A. A. Born on November 30, 1973, Christian Cage is currently 50 years old as of May 2024. 

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