Ex-WWE Writer Alex Greenfield enthüllte diese Woche in einem Podcast mit Live Audio Wrestling einige interessante Details zur Einstellung von Vince McMahon gegenüber Jay Reso (Christian) im Sommer 2005. Dieser hatte damals an der Seite von Tomko gerade seinen Zenit als Singles Wrestler in der WWE erreicht und die Writer wollten ihm nach dem Draft zu SmackDown in eine World Title Fehde schreiben. Doch Vince McMahon hatte damals offenbar andere Pläne für Captain Charisma:
"Right before I started, there was a big show, I think it might have been in Toronto. Christian was just so completely over, and everybody thought he was going to get a push at, I think it was the World Heavyweight Championship at that point. We were on the plane one time shortly after I started, and Vince was just like “God damn, I just don’t like his face. His face really bothers me." I was like, “He’s ugly, Vince?” “No, it’s not that he’s ugly, it’s just, I don’t know, it’s ratty! You know what we should do? That Kennedy gimmick.” And we’re all like, “What?” Some see-on of the Kennedy fortune I guess got arrested for rape in the 1990s at some point. When the woman who was accusing him was on the stand, all of the networks put a blue dot over her face. Vince was like, “God damn, you know what we should do? We should put a blue dot over his face whenever he comes out.” It was the flight to Sheffield, England, also the flight where the Spirit Squad idea was invented. This was a whole flight of bad ideas."
Wenige Monate später debütierte Christian bei TNA Wrestling, um dort im Februar 2006 den NWA World Title von Jeff Jarrett zu gewinnen.