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Edge and Christian form one of the most talented and innovative tag teams in professional wrestling. Along with The Hardy Boyz, the two Canadian superstars are responsible for taking sports entertainment to the next level. While they perform as heel brothers in the ring, Edge (real name: Adam Copeland) and Christian (real name: Jay Reso) are neither related nor anything like their wrestling personas. Their World Wrestling Federation exploits are well known, but few know about the superstars' personal sides, which despite their aerial antics remain surprisingly well grounded.

What would fans be surprised to know about each of you?

Edge:
I am actually pretty boring. I come back to my room, drink tea, read and watch ESPN. I used to draw a lot-comic book characters and things like that. I also ride my Sea-Doo a lot at my house in the Bahamas, and I want to learn to skydive. other than that, I am a pretty straightforward guy. I love my dog- a cross between a husky and wolf- and I love my family. I also write a lot. I keep a journal of all the things that happen to me, so my kids, grandkids or I can look back at my life 20 years down the road.

Christian:
I am pretty much the same as Edge, kinda boring. I am laid back. I am Canadian, so obviously I am a hockey fan. When I am home, I do my laundry, pay my bills, watch TV, especially 'Friends,' Smackdown! and RAW.

Edge:
We really are pretty goofy. We like to screw with people. We are practical jokers, always trying to annoy people in the back, especially Al Snow. One day in the gym he was upside down in one of those gravity boot things, so we pulled his shorts down in the middle of everyone. We like to have fun like that, and it is kind of the role we have taken- to have fun at other people's expense, which works well in the ring for what we are doing now.

What was the first thing you bought with your WWF paycheck?

Christian:
I am a big fan of watches. I bought a Fossil watch for like $150 and at the time I was not making any money. Before then I was so afraid to spend $150 on anything, so it was a huge thing for me.

Edge:
To go from not being able to afford to go to a movie and things like that, it was a hard change, a hard switch. I think we both haven't changed too much. We will go to the movies, eat well and stay in nice rooms, but we are still pretty level-headed. I saved and bought a Ford Explorer, which I sold to Christian when I moved to the Bahamas.

How are you two similar?

Christian:
In this business, we are both perfectionists. If one thing goes wrong, it bothers us for a long time. We get into trouble with each other, and we get into arguments, because we are so much alike in that respect. We fight like brothers.

Edge:
We have known each other for so long, that we know what (each other is) thinking. Whether it is in the ring or on a three-hour drive to a town, there have been times that we haven't said a word to each other. In the ring, I always seem to know what he is about to do, even if we haven't talked about it beforehand. (I will think) 'Oh, if he is going to do that, I will do this.' We are in a sense brothers, Hell, we wrestled in side yards, on mattresses, jumping off washing machines, when we were little kids saying we were going to be WWF tag team champs, that sort of thing. When you spend that sort of time with someone- public school, high school and college- and then you make it here together, you can't help but think alike and be on the same wavelength.

How do you differ from each other?

Christian:
I am reserved and laid back, where Edge is blunt and up front.

Edge:
If I don't like something that someone is doing, I will get in that person's face and say so. I will definitely stand up for myself or anyone I know who is being taken advantage of. But generally, I am pretty laid back person.

Do you prefer blondes, or brunettes or redheads?

Christian:
Blondes.

Edge:
Any and all, I do not discriminate.

Which do you prefer to watch, "South Park" or "The Simpsons?"

Christian:
Neither. 'Friends' is my favorite show.

Edge:
'Simpsons,' if I had to choose, but my favorite show is VH-1's 'Behind The Music.'

What do you listen to?

Christian:
Stone Temple Pilots and Lenny Kravitz.

Edge:
Foo Fighters, Faith No More, Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

What was the last concert you attended?

Christian (laughing):
Backstreet Boys...long story, don't ask.

Edge:
Kiss in Tampa, Fla.

Which do you prefer: Making out or working out?

Christian:
I like to work out on the road, but when I am home, I like to make out.

Edge:
I'll take making out any day.

What song lyric best describes you?

Christian:
Man, I don't know.

Edge:
Matt Hardy and I agree, in the Pearl Jam song, 'Corduroy,' the lyric 'Push me and I will resist,' was written for us.

What news event was the most shocking to you?

Christian:
When John F. Kennedy Jr's body was actually found and he was pronounced dead, that was pretty shocking tome.

Edge:
That Boy George was gay.

What scares you the most?

Christian:
Failure in life, in wrestling, everywhere. I am a perfectionist. I never want to be at a point where I could easily accept failure, which is a good thing. Whatever I do, I do it to be the best that I can.

Edge:
Being alone in the sense that I have no loved ones or family in my life. Not in the sense that everyone likes their 'alone time.'

What was the happiest time in your life?

Edge:
The day I signed my contract with the WWF, and it has continued from that day: Aug 10, 1998.

Christian:
The day the WWF offered me a contract. It felt like a dream. I remember calling my mom and telling her. Her reaction was pretty much the greatest thing ever, because she is my greatest fan.

When did you get the sense that Vince McMahon was "the boss?"

Edge:
With the way Vince carries himself, you pretty much realize that from day one. that is what separates us from other companies. You know who the boss is, and from what I have heard about other federations, that is not always the case. You know Vince is the man and everything has to go through him, and he is very hands on. I have had nothing but fun in the WWF. How many people can say they totally enjoy what they do for a living? I know I can. It is without a doubt very hectic, but it is a good hectic.

Does it help to know you don't have to maintain this schedule for 40 years, like a salesman or businessman?

Edge:
Absolutely. As hot as the business is now, and if we keep doing the things we are doing, in 10 years we can retire, and that is a nice thought. Any person who has a job where they can think that is going to be happy.

What were your career aspirations as a child?

Christian:
Pro wrestler or pro hockey player. The first time I ever saw wrestling was on television. I was around 8 or 9 years old. When it was over, I really thought it was cool. I turned the station, and another show was on, so I watched that. the next thing you know, me and my friends were in the backyard wrestling each other, and I got a broken arm. that was when I knew I loved wrestling. I never missed another show on television growing up. I started getting my parents to take me to shows at (Toronto's) Maple Leaf Gardens and anywhere else they were in town locally. I would just stare at the ring for hours and tell myself that someday I would be in a ring entertaining people.

Who captured your imagination most when you watched wrestling?

Edge:
For me it was Shawn Michaels. He had a certain charisma that really worked. Other guys I liked were Bret Hart, Ricky Steamboat, Bob Orton, Ted DiBiase and Hulk Hogan. Hogan's charisma just pulled you into the show. Hogan was larger than life.

Christian:
I was pretty much the same. I liked Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig), and all the wrestlers that had 'it.'

What was the first thing you bought for your mothers with your WWF paychecks?

Edge:
I am going to buy her a house. That is currently in the works.

Christian:
I bought her a truck, because I wore out her car driving to all of the indy shows. She had this Ford Taurus that we were so close to we named it Toby. I also bought my mom a watch.

What did your parents say when you told them you were going to be a wrestler?

Christian:
If this is what you want to do, you should do it. Every crazy career decision I have made, they have backed me up. I used to tell my parents I was either going to be a pro hockey player or a pro wrestler, and they always told me that was great. I asked them once why they are so supportive, and they told me they didn't want me to be 40 and look back on my life with any regrets.

Edge:
It was always just my mom and me from day one. If I didn't have her support it definitely would have been a huge blow. My mom is my biggest fan, and I am her biggest fan. She has always told me to go for it, and I would be nowhere without her.

If you guys were dancing with each other, who would lead?

Christian:
The song would be over before we were done arguing about who would lead.

Edge:
We would get into a fist fight to see who would lead.

 

Credit: WOW Magazine