The Watch List will take a look at what matches you should be watching while you’re at home and they come recommended by your favorite professional wrestling stars.
WrestleZone recently spoke with Jay Reso, aka Christian, who is a featured actor and a producer of the new film Cagefighter premiering on FITE on May 16. Christian gave us two picks that fans should try and find; one that he studied early in his career and another from his ECW World Championship run against William Regal.
“I don’t know if this is on WWE Network but there’s a [Ricky] Steamboat and Bob Orton match from Landover, Maryland. I can’t remember what year it was, but when I was first breaking in I was just watching that match over and over again and studying it. That one’s just off the top of my head.
Someone actually just tweeted me this the other day, so I’ll throw it out there. It was a match that was either a year ago today or yesterday of myself versus William Regal on ECW. He and I had some under the radar matches on ECW that were ‘on the fly’ and some real fight-type of matches. I think the difference in our styles really meshed well together. We seemed to have good chemistry with each other.”
Stay tuned for our full interview with Christian where we talk about working on Cagefighter, take a look back at his own in-ring career, if he’d entertain another run as an on-air character and much more. The full-length matches Christian picked can be seen below; we also added some recommendations to the list and selected a good mix of bouts from Captain Charisma’s WWE career. Some of the matches include the first-ever tag team ladder match at No Mercy, TLC 4 and Christian’s World Heavyweight Championship defense against Randy Orton.
Ricky Steamboat vs. Bob Orton
WWF Prime Time Wrestling — July 20, 1985
Christian vs. William Regal (ECW Heavyweight Championship)
ECW — November 10, 2009
Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz
WWF No Mercy — October 17, 1999
The Rock vs. Edge & Christian
WWF SmackDown — May 30, 2000
Edge vs. Christian (Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match)
WWF No Mercy — October 21, 2001
Kane vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Christian & Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy & Rob Van Dam (TLC 4)
WWE RAW — October 7, 2002
Rob Van Dam vs. Christian (Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match)
WWE RAW — September 29, 2003
Randy Orton vs. Christian – World Heavyweight Championship
WWE Money In The Bank — July 17, 2011