Despite the fact that most of the All Elite Wrestling staff knew that Christian Cage would join them after the famous 2021 Royal Rumble, many don’t know the whole story of how Cage planned to become the greatest villain of 2022 for going after Jungle Boy. Since then, Cage’s video has been google searched like crazy, and we also find ourselves down the rabbit hole of his personal life, including the discovery of Christian Cage’s wife: Denise Hartmann.
Denise Hartmann: 4 Things To Know About Christian Cage’s Elusive Wife!
1. Denise Hartmann is a model:
AEW star Christian Cage is indeed married to a German model and the two of them have kept a very very low profile.
After being married to a model, The WWE legend was asked if Christian’s wife is a wrestler – she is not.
However, Hartmann made a few appearances on TNA when her husband was wrestling for Impact which is another nickname for TNA back in 2006. Christian’s rivalry with Abyss saw the storyline where Abyss stalked Christian Cage’s wife Denise Hartmann to add more heat to the feud.
Most recently, the veteran wrestler, a two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, surprised pro wrestling fans when he returned to in-ring action in 2021 and later went on to sign a multi-year contract with AEW.
2. Denise Hartmann married Chrisitan Cage on May 25, 2001:
Christian married Denise Hartmann Twenty years before making his AEW debut. The two of them met each other while Cage was on tour with WWE in England.
During his comeback debut, in his first official singles match in seven years, Cage defeated Frankie Kazarian in 2021.
3. In 2013, Christian Cage and Denise Hartmann welcomed their first daughter, Isla:
The former German model and Christian have kept a low profile when it comes to marriage, and their daughter is not heavily featured on social media either. The family lives in Tampa, Florida.
4. Denise Hartmann is not active on social media:
Since marrying Christian, Hartmann has kept a low profile keeping her personal life away from the spotlight, and in a way, Captain Charisma has also done the same. He posts mostly about his work, his new changes in the AEW franchise (where he became the new Impact Wrestling World Champion by defeating Kenny Omega on August 2021, won by Wardlow in a Face of the Revolution Ladder Match in 2022, and in June performed a Heel Turn by attacking Jungle Boy with his Killswitch by hitting him with two chairs).
Other Interesting Things About Reso AKA Christian Cage
He has an American father and a Canadian mother:
Born on November 30, 1973, Jason Reso came into this world in Kitchener, Ontario. The future AEW star played ice hockey and was a wrestling fan as a young boy.
Jason Reso lived in Huntsville, and later shifted to East Luther-Grand Valley before moving to Orangeville. It was at the latter that he met Adam Copeland, who became his best friend and tag team partner. They attended Orangeville District Secondary School together.
The Canadian nationality wrestler and actor currently competes for All Elite Wrestling under the name Christian Cage.
His stage name is a mix of 2 actors:
In September 1994, Jason Reso enrolled in Ron Hutchinson’s wrestling school and was asked for a stage name. One of his earliest stage names, Christian Cage, is a combination of the names of actors Christian Slater and Nicolas Cage. Using his new name in June 1995, Christian made his wrestling debut against Keith Assoun in a match that ultimately ended in a draw.
In 1997, Christian was part of the stable called Thug Life, which consisted of legends like Zakk Wyld, Joe E. Legend, Rhino Richards (who Cage is still close with), and Sexton Hardcastle. After this, Christian began to partner with Hardcastle, with whom he won numerous championships in Canada, the United States, and Japan.
He went to school with Edge:
Jason Reso graduated from Don Bosco’s school with Adam Copeland better known in WWE as Edge.
Reso grew up in Orangeville, Ontario, where he met Adam Copeland and shared a room at the university. Reso has been very close friends since he was young with Adam Copeland, who later became known in wrestling as Edge. Together they formed a tag team several times in their career.
Cage has a tattoo on his left bicep of a bulldog’s head holding a yellow rose in its mouth.
Reso is a six-time World Champion having twice won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, twice the ECW Championship and twice WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In addition, they highlight Reso’s four reigns as Intercontinental Champion, nine as World Champion in Couples and a reign as European Champion, Light Weight Champion and Hardcore Champion, which makes Christian Cage a Champion of the Three Crowns and the fourteenth Grand Champion.
FAQs about Christian Cage:
Did Christian Cage send Jungle Boy to the hospital?
After the show and in the presence of Tony Khan, Jungle Boy was attended to by the AEW medical team and taken back on a stretcher backstage. The moment was so credible, for everyone’s concern, that some fans were left with the impression that Jungle Boy may have been injured from Dynamite Road Rager. So what was the sudden attack on Jungle Boy?
Christian Cage closed down Dynamite Road Rager’s ladder match event in which the Young Bucks defeated the Jurassic Express and won the AEW World Tag Team Championships for the second time. Despite the great Ladder Match, the biggest highlight goes to what happened after the match ended.
In what was the Dynamite Road Rager’s final moments Christian Cage looked like he was going to help Jungle Boy out of the ring, BUT the veteran attacked the young man with a Killswitch, before hitting a Con-Chair-To.
How old is Christian Cage in 2022?
Christian Cage was born as William Jason Reso on November 30, 1973. The Canadian professional wrestler and actor is best known for his work in WWE and currently works for All Elite Wrestling under the name Christian Cage. He was born in Kitchener, Ontario and Christian Cage is currently 48 years old in 2022.
In his early days Reso wrestled in independent Canadian promotions. During his time in these promotions, he competed in singles and tag team matches with Edge, his in-house brother. In 1998, Reso entered into a development contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and started competing for the company the following year. After signing with the WWF, Reso debuted (under the ring name Christian ) and won his first title with the company, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship. He and Edge won the WWF Tag Team Championship. On seven different occasions. During this time, they gained notoriety in the tag team division, in part due to their participation in Tables, Ladders & Chairs matches. In 2001, the team broke up.
Where did Christian Cage study?
Christian’s alma mater is the Orangeville District Secondary School
What is Christian Cage’s height and weight?
Weight: 96 kg ( 212 lb )
Height: 1.85m ( 6 ′ 1 ″)
Known for his appearances in WWE and in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the name Christian Cage, he became a two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and went undefeated for 23 months (November 2005 – October 2007). In WWE, Reso became a four-time Intercontinental Champion, 9-time World Tag Team Champion (of which 7 times with Edge), European Champion, ECW Champion and WWE Lightweight Champion (Christian won this title in his debut match). Let’s take a look at Cage’s illustrious career.
1998 – 2000
Reso wrestled in Canadian independent promotions early in his career, where he frequently competed in singles and tag team competition with his best friend Adam Copeland.
In September 1994, Reso (with his best friend Edge) enrolled in a wrestling school at Sully’s Gym, run by Ron Hutchison. When Copeland was given a tryout match with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Reso went with him and they faced each other in a non-televised tryout match, which Copeland was booked to win.
In May 1999, The Brood (Christian and Edge) parted ways with the Ministry of Darkness after Christian was attacked by Ken Shamrock. After a short feud with The Ministry of Darkness, The Brood began a new feud with The Hardy Boyz, (Jeff and Matt Hardy) however, Gangrel betrayed Edge and Christian and formed a new wrestling team called The New Brood partnering with The Hardy Boyz. Following The New Brood’s split, Edge and Christian continued their feud with The Hardy Boyz, against whom they faced at a No Mercy game in a ladder match for Terri Runnels’s services as manager, but were defeated. Later, at Survivor Series and Armageddon, they engaged in tag team matches, failing to win.
At Royal Rumble 2000, Christian entered fourth but was eliminated by Rikishi. At WrestleMania 2000, Edge & Christian captured the World Tag Team Championship after defeating the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz in a TLC match.
Following their victory, Edge and Christian portrayed themselves as heels, changing their in-ring personas from borderline goths to a comedic pair of “cool guys”. After losing the tag team titles, friction arose within the team after Edge victoriously took home the 2001 King of the Ring tournament on June 24. It was also during this time that Edge became a face during The Invasion storyline.
Reso currently lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife Denise, a German model whom he met while touring England. Denise and Christian wed in the year 2001.
2002 – 2004
At Unforgiven on September 23, Christian defeated Edge to win his first Intercontinental Championship, but lost it to Edge in a ladder match at No Mercy on October 21. Christian was awarded the European Championship from Bradshaw on the October 29 episode of Raw.
On January 19, 2003, Christian entered the Royal Rumble match at the event of the same name, however, he was eliminated by Jericho.
Likewise, Christian and Jericho began in-house “romances” with Lita and Stratus, respectively.
In November 2005, Reso signed with TNA under his Christian Cage ring name, where he twice won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. At Survivor Series on November 14, Christian was unsuccessful in taking back the Intercontinental Championship from Shelton Benjamin. On the June 30 episode of SmackDown!, Christian was drafted to SmackDown! Around the spring of 2005, Christian began to build a loyal fan base, despite his placement as a heel, who he referred to as the “Christian Coalition”, or as his”Peeps”, “Peepulation” (a pun on the word “population and people”).
Before leaving WWE, Reso filed to trademark the “Captain Charisma” moniker, allowing him to use it as Christian Cage in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), but after WWE disputed the trademark claim citing a provision. Cage would defeat Monty Brown at Turning Point to become the number one contender for the NWA World Title. At Final Resolution on January 15, 2006, Cage partnered up with Sting to become victorious against the team of Monty Brown and Jeff Jarrett.
Jason William Reso competed under the stage name Christian Cage three times in the United Kingdom for the One Pro Wrestling (1PW) promotion in March 2006 and by May 2006, Reso made two appearances for the Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion as Christian Cage.
Christian’s former WWE enforcer Tyson Tomko (now simply called Tomko) made his TNA debut on the November 23 episode of Impact. On the March 8 episode of Impact! Cage proclaimed that he, Tomko, and Scott Steiner were an “inseparable family”, which he called the Christian’s Coalition. Abyss was later kicked out of the team after the wrestler attacked Reso on the April 19 episode of Impact. In 2007, TNA Home Video released a DVD titled The Instant Classic: Christian Cage, covering his early days on the independent circuit and various other topics up to his second NWA World Heavyweight Championship reign.
After a winning effort against Harris at Victory Road on July 17 and him, Tomko and Styles losing to the team of Sting, Andrew Martin, and Abyss at Hard Justice on August 12 in a Doomsday Chamber of Blood match to become the number one contender one to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. On January 4, 2008, Cage, while still under contract to TNA, made a one-off appearance for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) at the Wrestle Kingdom II event, teaming with fellow TNA wrestler AJ.
2009 – 2012
During an interview with TNA President Dixie Carter in January 2009, she confirmed that Reso’s contract with TNA had expired and that he had re-signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
On the August 4 episode of ECW, Christian retained the ECW title in an Extreme Rules match against Dreamer in 2010. In 2011, Christian was drafted back to the SmackDown brand due to the WWE draft.
In 2012, Reso made a one night return to TNA at Slammiversary 10 under his old ring name Christian Cage to herald the number one moment in TNA history as voted by TNA fans (Sting’s 2006 comeback in the aforementioned Final Resolution tag team main event). At Elimination Chamber on February 19, 2012, Christian returned from injury to show his support for John Laurinaitis.
2013 – 2014
On the June 17, 2013, episode of Raw, After a ten-month absence, Christian bounced back from injury to defeat Wade Barrett. After Victory Road, Cage befriended new number one contender Sting on the July 27 episode of Impact.
Christian made his return at Over the Limit on May 20 in 2014, where he won a battle royal to receive either the United States or Intercontinental Championship title match, although he was originally selected to face Santino Marella for the United States Championship, the United States was defeated.
On the January 31, 2014 episode of SmackDown Christian returned to successfully take down Jack Swagger in a qualifying match for the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. After suffering his concussion, Christian appeared as a face in WWE’s pre-show discussion panels for events including NXT TakeOver, Money in the Bank and Battleground.
2015 – 2018
In 2015, Edge and Christian guest-hosted the December 29 episode of Raw, where WWE commentator Jerry Lawler referred to Christian as “retired”.
Beginning on February 21, 2016, Reso began appearing alongside Edge on the WWE Network exclusive The Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness, but in July 2017 it was announced that their segment was terminated from the Network. In mid-May 2016, news broke that Reso had been released from his talent contract.
Since March 2017, Reso has hosted a podcast with Copeland called “E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness”.
At the Raw 25 Years event on January 22, 2018, Christian hosted The Peep Show with special guests Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins, but was later interrupted by The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus).
2021 – present
On March 7, 2021 at Revolution, Reso introduced himself as Christian Cage at the event, where he signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling.
During the new installment of Dynamite, he attacked AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and on March 31 he defeated Frankie Kazarian in his debut match in AEW. On August 13 in the first episode of AEW Rampage, he defeated Kenny Omega and won the Impact World Championship. On August 20 at the Emergence event, he faced number 1 contender Brian Myers, managing to retain the championship from him. On September 5 at the All Out event (2021) Christian faced Omega again, this time for the AEW World Championship, but was defeated due to the intervention of some members of The Elite. He was subsequently attacked by the group, only to be rescued by Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, and Bryan Danielson.
Back on Impact, he would begin a feud against new world title challenger Ace Austin, a feud that climaxed on September 18 at Victory Road, where Christian retained his championship. Following the match, Josh Alexander would come out to challenge him at Bound for Glory (2021). Taking advantage of his status as the X Division Champion, Josh used Option C to get a title match against Christian at Bound for Glory on October 23. After a great fight, Christian loses the championship, adding a total of 71 days of reign in Impact Wrestling.
On November 3 at AEW Dynamite, Christian returns to the schedule to resume his feud with Adam Cole and the Young Bucks, whom he attacks backstage with the help of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy. They faced each other in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.