|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|Born||May 20, 1981 (age 32)|
|Billed from||Detroit, Michigan|
Christian James Sellers (born May 20, 1981), better known by his ring name CJSellers, is a professional wrestler, where he is the founder and Chairman of the Wrestling Franchise Federation. He is currently signed under the ECW brand where he is the reigning ECW World Champion. CJSellers began his wrestling career at the age of 20 years old. He trained and wrestled at local wrestling schools until being picked up by the WWF, now WWE, in 2001 where he was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling, working in many singles and tag team matches. CJSellers has become a 16-time world champion, having won the WWE Championship 5 times, WWE World Heavyweight Championship 1 time, WWE Intercontinental Championship 3 times, WWE United States Championship 1 time, and also has held the WWE Tag Team Championship 4 times with his cousin and former WFF Superstar Brandon. If that wasn't enough, during the beginning of his career, CJSellers ventured out and began his own wrestling franchise while still under contract with the WWF/E.
He started the Wrestling Franchise Federation in the Summer of 2002. He has had many championship successes since then, winning the WFF Championship 5 times, WFF World Heavyweight Championship 2 times, ECW Championship 3 times, WFF Intercontinental Championship 7 times, WFF United States Championship 2 times, WFF Tag Team Championship 3 times with the likes of AJ Styles and Shannon Silveria.
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (2001-2012)
CJSellers made his debut alongside his cousin, former WFF Superstar, Brandan. They debuted during a SmackDown! taping, defeating WWF Tag Team Champions at the time, The New Age Outlaws. A week later, they were guaranteed a WWF Tag Team Championship shot that night. They defeated The New Age Outlaws and became the new WWF Tag Team Champions. They went on to be a successful tag team for 7 straight months until CJSellers was injured during a RAW IS WAR taping. They had to vacate the Tag Team Championships, leaving Brandon to be squashed by several Superstars.
CJSellers made his return to help Brandon after he was being ambushed by DX. A week later, Brandon turned heel by siding with DX, only to be kicked out of DX a week later. Brandon eventually became the Intercontinental Champion, which started a feud between the two cousins. CJSellers ended Brandon's reign after 3 months by becoming the new Intercontinental Champion.
Brandon was eventually released from contract after his championship loss to CJSellers. CJSellers dropped the championship months later to Al Snow.
World Heavyweight Champion and heel turn
After the WWF was sued by the World Wildlife Fund, and was switched to World Wrestling Entertainment, CJSellers took a break from professional wrestling to focus on his life.
He made his return during the renamed Monday Night RAW show, and defeated Triple H to become the new #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. CJSellers went on to defeat The Undertaker and become the new World Heavyweight Champion. The title was then renamed to simply just the WWE Championship. CJSellers turned heel weeks later after he got himself disqualified to retain his WWE Championship. CJSellers went on for the next year in a half as a heel. Eventually CJSellers would lose his WWE Championship after being defeated by John Cena. CJSellers held the title for 398 days.
Feud with John Cena, departure from WWE (2004-2007)
CJSellers went on to feud with John Cena over the WWE Championship over the next several months. CJSellers defeated John Cena on RAW, and his reign lasted 3 months until John Cena won the title back at Survivor Series. John Cena then lost the title back to CJSellers 2 weeks later. This continued on for awhile until CJSellers and John Cena's feud came to an "end" during a "final match" between the two for the WWE Championship in a Steel Cage match at the annual No Way Out PPV which CJSellers won, then vacated the championship the next night on RAW. He claimed that being champion wasn't gonna cut it. He then left the championship in the ring and walked out. He went on to take another break from the WWE for a few months, then he made his return and would face random opponents upon his return. He was a tweener, were he was a heel and a face.
His "final match" in the WWE was against SmackDown's Kurt Angle, which CJSellers won.
CJSellers then took a break from the WWE. After not being seen on WWE TV in over 5 years, but still being under contract, CJSellers announced that he was quitting the WWE. He cited that due to him not even being on TV in 5 years, he had no use for the WWE anymore. This also made CJSellers the only contracted superstar to never appear for 5+ years and still be paid.
CJSellers was released from his WWE contract on April 14, 2012..
Wrestling Franchise Federation (2002-Present)
In the Summer of 2002, CJSellers, while he was still contracted with the WWE, opened up his own wrestling company.
Wrestling Franchise Federation debuted on Youtube on October 13, 2008.
World Tag Team Championship
CJSellers went on to form a tag team with newly signed, AJ Styles. They won the World Tag Team Championship during a RAW House Show, defeating the nWo. Their reign lasted 4 months, until they were defeated by The Next Generation Boyz on SmackDown. CJSellers then went on to be drafted back to the RAW brand where he began a feud with Brett Viper, who was the reigning WFF Champion at the time. The two first squared off on an episode of RAW where CJSellers defeated Viper to become the new #1 Contender. The next following weeks, Viper would sneak attack on CJSellers. Causing the first PPV bout for the two, where CJSellers won by DQ. CJSellers then went on the next night on RAW to capture the WFF Championship after an interference from Goldberg.
Following Goldberg's help on RAW, Goldberg demanded a title shot, considering he felt that he was owed it. CJSellers defeated Goldberg to retain his title. This was also Goldberg's final match in the WFF before leaving, and retiring from wrestling. Brett Viper demanded his rematch, which CJSellers won. Viper was then drafted to SmackDown!, where he captured the World Heavyweight Championship from former champion, Sean.
Through the next following months, CJSellers dominated as champion, until John Cena showed up during one of CJSellers' matches. John Cena distracted CJSellers, causing CJSellers to lose his title.
John Cena feud
John Cena showed up on RAW, announcing that he was drafted from SmackDown! to RAW. In a shoot interview, John Cena cited that he and CJSellers legit had personal issues and also had unfinished business to tend to. Cena also claimed that CJSellers demanded behind the scenes that he be not put into a feud with John Cena, considering that John Cena was the reason CJSellers left the WWE back in 2007. CJSellers and John Cena would face off in different "pick your poison" matches, which meant that CJSellers could pick Cena's opponent, and Cena could pick CJSellers' opponent. John Cena became the #1 Contender for the WFF Championship when he defeated Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Randy Orton in a 4 Way Dance match. John Cena defeated CJSellers at SummerSlam to become the new WFF Champion.
The next few weeks, CJSellers would try and get the championship back, but failed many times. CJSellers then on went to "job" to many opponents, including: Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Randy Orton, Jason Staten, Big Show, Batista, etc.
Injurt, return and heel turn
CJSellers suffered an injury during a House Show match against John Cena when Cena botched a fisherman suplex, causing CJSellers to land awkwardly. CJSellers ended up tearing his shoulder into 3 different places, which caused CJSellers to miss 6 months.
CJSellers returned 6 months later and demanded a match against John Cena for the WFF Championship. CJSellers lost the match via DQ when the referee couldn't get CJSellers to break the 5 count while he was continuing to attack John Cena in the corner. This ended the feud between John Cena and CJSellers.
The next week on RAW, CJSellers said that he was done with John Cena. He began to "squash" several wrestlers within the next few weeks. CJSellers the ended his relationship with "on-screen/storyline" girlfriend, Melina. CJSellers began to show signs of a heel turn a week after this when he began to act differently. He began to become more aggressive, dangerous and debuted a new look on RAW, shaving his head, growing out a beard and began wearing a new attire.
CJSellers eventually turned heel during the WFF One Year Anniversary special when Shannon Silveria returned, and the two ended up forming a new team, called: Straight Edge Society. The team had a short run, but they managed to capture the WFF World Tag Team Championship on a few different occasions. A few weeks later after this, the Wrestling Franchise Federation ended up closing down.
Wrestling Franchise Federation made their return on October 13, 2010, which was also their Two Year Anniversary. CJSellers turned heel again when his former rival back in 2001, Larry Heightson returned, formed a stable with CJSellers and Shannon Silveria. They named themselves: Nation of Domination. CJSellers won the Intercontinental Championship, while Shannon Silveria became the new World Heavyweight Champion.
The group didn't last long, seeing as the WFF closed down a few weeks later.
Once again, the WFF made their return during one of their most successful PPV events: SummerSlam. The card featured a Ladder match main event between the three former WFF Nation of Domination members: CJSellers, Shannon Silveria, and Larry Heightson. Shannon Silveria became the new World Heavyweight Champion that night, but soon after the PPV event, the WFF ended again.
Three Year Aniversary
When October 13, 2011 came around, CJSellers didn't know about hosting a return show for the defunct Wrestling Franchise Federation. CJSellers ended up choosing to return for one night only, which the WFF did. They returned on October 13, 2011. CJSellers announced that the matches that would take place on the night, all championships would be on the line, and also that the winners of the matches would be the final WFF champions in history.
Nearly a year and a half of being away, CJSellers turned the company around and returned on his new channel, REALCJSellers2x. The premiere of the fourth season saw a 3 1/2 star rating, which also revealed was a success for the return of the brand. CJSellers also reignited his feud with former WFF Champion Shannon Silveria. Their long lasting feud topped off as one of the greatest rivalries in the WFF. However after their month return, CJSellers announced another hiatus on October 13, 2012 (which was also announced to see the Four Year Anniversary event, which eventually saw CJSellers cancel.)
The WFF made their official semi-return on October 28, 2012 hosting Royal Rumble 2012. The event saw Brandon make his return and win the Rumble match, CJSellers also became the new WFF Champion after defeating former champion Shannon Silveria. Few nights later on Halloween, the WFF hosted a special Halloween HaVoc show and the next night for one-night-only, Monday Night RAW was hosted on a Thursday, however this was just a one-time thing.
Brandon was however, released from his contract shortly after the announced hiatus due to an interview he had done a few days prior to him making a return, bashing the company, CJSellers and among other things.
This return would also be its last, until May 2013.
The WFF officially made their return on May 13, 2013. CJSellers was ushered in the new season as the WFF Champion, and also, the Brand Extension was returned.
Shannon Silveria, John Cena and Brett Viper feud
During an episode of RAW, Shannon Silveria challenged CJSellers, with the stipulation being of Silveria had won, he would get a future world title match, however, he would be defeated by CJSellers. Silveria then, would appear on an episode of SmackDown and announce what his plans were next, but, he ended up dropping the microphone and walked out on the WFF and hasn't been seen since.
CJSellers, however, went on to begin a feud with formal rivals, John Cena and Brett Viper. Cena, on an episode of RAW, challenged CJSellers to end their feud, which they competed in a Last Man Standing match, neither of them answered the 10-count, so the match ended in a draw. The following week on RAW, Cena again challenged CJSellers, but, RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff, announced a tag team match between John Cena and CJSellers vs. Brett Viper and Triple H. During the match, John Cena turned on CJSellers and hit him with an Attitude Adjustment, then walked out on the match, allowing Triple H to score the win. On the May 23rd episode of SmackDown, Cena again challenged CJSellers, but Brett Viper interrupted him and said that he was the most deserving of a title shot, CJSellers announced a #1 Contender match between the two to settle it, with CJSellers as special referee. Brett Viper won the match after CJSellers Superkicked John Cena, allowing Brett Viper to hit his finisher and win the match. After the match, CJSellers delivered a CKO to Viper, then announced John Cena was added to the WFF Championship match, making it a triple threat match, and also revealing the match stipulation would be a Hell in a Cell match.
At the 2013 WFF Extreme Rules event, CJSellers lost his WFF Championship to Brett Viper. During the match, the lights suddenly went out and when they came back on, CJSellers was laying motionless knocked out on the mat, allowing Brett Viper the chance to pin him.
On the May 27th edition of RAW, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon made his return and told CJSellers that the WFF Board of Directors voted CJSellers out as WFF Chairman. CJSellers then proceeded after this to Superkick Mr. McMahon and fired him as-well. However, later in the night, Mr. McMahon interrupted the main event between CJSellers and new WFF Champion Brett Viper by saying that he was suing CJSellers and the entire WFF for assault and also called the police and had CJSellers arrested. Mr. McMahon then demanded the show be cut off the air and it was.
On the May 30th edition of SmackDown, CJSellers returned after being arrested on the May 27th edition of RAW. He announced that when he was in jail, he made his offered 1-phone call and hired a man to fill-in the other-half of the 50/50 Ownership of the WFF. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin then made his return and was revealed as the new 50% Owner of the WFF. He then proceeded to give a Stunner to McMahon.
It was announced on June 1, 2013, that "Stone Cold" Steve Austin had gotten into a dispute over his contract and walked out on the WFF. It is not known if he will be returning, but, most people's opinion is that he won't be coming back, which means the whole storyline of Mr. McMahon being 50% Owner will be dropped and thus, he will resume his backstage duties in the WFF and CJSellers will go back to being WFF Chairman of the Board, etc.
Shannon Silveria would make his return to the WFF and attack CJSellers. On the June 10th edition of RAW, Shannon Silveria made his return and didn't explain much about giving CJSellers a concussion. CJSellers, however, did return, via satellite and announced a No DQ match between Shannon Silveria and Brett Viper, in-which Brett Viper won, with the distraction, via satellite from CJSellers. CJSellers then, announced that he has been medically cleared to compete at Sunday's WFF Payback event and the main event will now be defending champion Brett Viper vs. Shannon Silveria vs. CJSellers in a Triple Threat match.
At the WFF Payback pay-per-view event, CJSellers wrestled against then-WFF Champion Brett Viper and Shannon Silveria. However, Shannon Silveria would come out the winner and become new WFF Champion after an assist from WFF World Heavyweight Champion Jason Styles.
On the June 17th edition of RAW, former WFF Superstar Brandan returned and shoved Mickie James after he match with Brandan's girlfriend, Amber. CJSellers then ran down to the ring to make the save. He later stated that he "...was gonna rip Brandan's head off when he sees him again!" Later on in the night, CJSellers interrupted new WFF Champion Shannon Silveria, which caused a brief-brawl between the 2, which seen Brandan return and help Shannon Silveria, then, former WFF Superstar Larry Heightson returned and seems as if he was gonna help CJSellers, but he turned on CJSellers. All 3 of them gave CJSellers con-chair-toes.
On June 25, the WFF hosted a special one-night-only Tuesday Night RAW. During the show, WFF Champion Shannon Silveria addressed why he, Brandan and Larry Heightson viciously attacked WFF Chairman CJSellers. Also, CJSellers appeared live via satellite. He explained that he was recovering slowly, but said once he was fully cleared, his target would be Shannon Silveria.
On the June 28th edition of SmackDown, WFF Chairman CJSellers broke kayfabe and returned to address now-former WFF Superstar Big Show's release. CJSellers stated that Big Show had called him a few days prior to the SmackDown show and asked for his release, complaining that he was burnt out and that he didn't feel his character was being used right. CJSellers stated that he tried to work with Big Show and even was willing to listen and agree to whatever Big Show's demands were, however, Big Show would not listen and therefore, CJSellers granted Big Show's release.
On July 1, WFF Chairman CJSellers had announced that WFF SummerSlam would be cancelled and that the new WFF pay-per-view, WFF Money in the Bank would take its place. However, the SummerSlam event itself will not be cancelled, it will be moved to next month. Concerning the matches announced for SummerSlam, those matches will obviously be moved to Money in the Bank. Also, speaking of Money in the Bank, 8 Superstars will face-off for a guaranteed WFF Championship opportunity whenever they choose.
On the July 1st edition of RAW, CJSellers announced that he was entering himself into the 2013 WFF Money in the Bank Ladder match. John Cena also returned, defeating Brett Viper, after the match, John Cena announced he was entering himself in the Money in the Bank Ladder match, along with Brett Viper, who entered himself in the match.
On the July 8th edition of RAW, RAW GM Eric Bischoff revealed that considering he felt Jason Matthews, who was defeated by Marcus Jones for a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder match, was cheated out of showing his true potential, he added Jason Matthews in the match anyways, revealing the then-8-man match to be a now-9-man Ladder match along with RVD, Christian and Marcus Jones, who won their qualifying matches earlier in the show.
RAW GM Eric Bischoff booked a 6-man tag team match main event, which saw John Cena, CJSellers and Goldberg defeat the team of CM Punk, Brett Viper (who turned heel earlier in the night) and Sean. After the match, RAW ended with all 6 men fighting, then, RVD, Marcus Jones and Jason Matthews ran out and got involved, which turned it into a free-for-all battle between everyone.
At the Money in the Bank event, CJSellers was 1 of the 9 participants in the WFF Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder match, which saw CJSellers won. During the match, The Rock was inches away from grabbing the briefcase, however, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who has walked out on the WFF a few weeks prior to the event, returned and knocked the ladder over and gave a Stone Cold Stunner to The Rock, which then saw CJSellers win. SmackDown received the World Heavyweight Championship back, and new champion Jason Styles defended his title against the return of Batista, which saw Batista become the new World Heavweight Champion after defeating Styles. Also, the WFF Diva's Championship return and was contested in an 8-Diva Ladder match, which saw Michelle McCool become the champion.
Over the course of the next few weeks, there has been some controversy and problems within the backstage. Randy Orton and Big Show left the WFF, complaining about their "spot" in the company.
Also, on July 27, then-World Heavyweight Champion Batista was the latest talent to walk out on the WFF after citing backstage problems. The World Heavyweight Championship is vacated.
On the July 29th edition of RAW, another SummerSlam match was made. Shawn Michaels interrupted The Rock's promo and issued a challenge for SummerSlam, which The Rock accepted, then followed it up by giving Shawn Michaels a Rock Bottom.
Also, WFF Chairman CJSellers addressed the recent departures in the WFF and also the chaos that been going on. He said later in the show, he would give the chance to any superstar or diva to publicly in front the fans to leave the WFF if they were unhappy, however, CJSellers never did go through with the "public quitting" for some unknown reason. The main event saw John Cena defeat WFF Champion Shannon Silveria by DQ when Brett Viper interfered and attacked Cena. CJSellers was out for commentary and he helped Cena by fighting off Silveria, but Silveria ran off and Viper received a Superkick from CJSellers and also an Attitude Adjustment from John Cena. They shook hands after.
On the special Tuesday July 30 edition of SmackDown, WFF Chairman called out the entire WFF roster and addressed the recent departures in the WFF and also the lack of commitment in the WFF among the talent. He said even though he didn't do what he said he would do on RAW with having any superstar or diva publicly quit, he would do it here and now. After a few minutes, WFF Champion Shannon Silveria came out and did a shoot promo on CJSellers and the entire WFF, claiming that the recent chaos in the WFF was due to the lack of caring in the management department. He said he didn't compete at Money in the Bank because the WFF doesn't care about him at all. He laid the WFF title on the ground and said if the WFF doesn't care, why should he? He left the WFF, with the motion that he was quitting. Soon after, Michael Cole and Matt Striker, the SmackDown commentary team said there was no indication that it would have gotten that bad like it did. CJSellers was backstage and said he didn't know what else to do. Shortly after, SmackDown went off the air.
On the August 5th edition of a pre-taped RAW, WFF Chairman CJSellers addressed Shannon Silveria's leaving and also announced the WFF Championship would be vacated. He then announced he was forfeiting the Money in the Bank briefcase, which he had won at the 2013 Money in the Bank event. He announced that the vacated briefcase would be on the line later that night against the 7-of the 9 men in the match (excluding CJSellers and The Rock.) CJSellers turned heel after firing RAW GM Eric Bischoff. When Bischoff tried to reason with CJSellers, CJSellers gave him a CKO. CJSellers then had a conversation with former girlfriend and current WFF Women's Champion, Mickie James. During the conversation, Mickie James apologized for all that has happened, to which CJSellers responded by basically belittling her.
Also during the show, Goldberg confronted CJSellers on his new attitude, so CJSellers put Goldberg in a 3-on-1 Handicap match, which Goldberg ended up winning, however, following the match, CJSellers attacked Goldberg with a steel chair and suspended Goldberg indefinitely.
At the 2013 WFF SummerSlam event, Triple H defeated CJSellers in the Hell in a Cell match, only with a little help by the surprise return of Goldberg, who returned, Speared CJSellers and delivered a Jackhammer to him and left, leaving Triple H with the advantage, he Pedigreed CJSellers for the win.
On the August 19th edition of RAW, Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance interrupting CJSellers. He had told CJSellers the WFF Board had voted CJSellers no confidence as the WFF Chairman and therefore, CJSellers was no longer WFF Chairman. Goldberg made his return and turned heel when he addressed why he got involved in CJSellers' match, thus turning CJSellers face again. CJSellers interrupted Goldberg's promo. however, Goldberg speared and delivered a Jackhammer to CJSellers as soon as he entered the ring.
Since then, CJSellers has begun a feud with Goldberg, where it was announced that at WFF Vengeance, CJSellers would face Goldberg, and if CJSellers lost, he would be fired and the WFF would go officially to Vince McMahon, but if CJSellers won, he would get full control over the WFF again and not only would Vince McMahon be fired, but Vince McMahon would have to kiss CJSellers' ass as well.
On the September 16th edition of RAW, new WFF Chairman CJSellers addressed his win against Goldberg, Vince McMahon and Shannon Silveria. Soon after, Silveria confronted him and challenged CJSellers to a match, which CJSellers accepted. In the main event, CJSellers defeated Shannon Silveria. Following the match, Vince McMahon returned, who Shannon Silveria had said "quit and walked out and left the WFF." After he returned, he had a staredown with CJSellers, Shannon Silveria then attacked CJSellers. Soon after, Vince McMahon and Shannon Silveria forced a near-unconscious CJSellers to kiss Vince McMahon's ass.
At the 2013 WFF Hell in a Cell event, CJSellers was scheduled to face off against Silveria, however, in the middle if the match, Larry Heightson and Brandan both ran down to the ring, then reveal themselves as aligning with CJSellers, who turned heel at the event, and also aligned with Shannon Silveria, Mickie James, who turned heel, and new Women's Champion, Breanna Styles.
A few weeks after his heel turn, the WFF seemingly went on hiatus after CJSellers stopped production of RAW, SmackDown and In Your House shows.
Heel turn/ECW Championship
During mid-October 2013, CJSellers shocked the entire WFF when he announced that the company was done and over with. He claimed that he was tired of wrestling, and therefore ended the company.
On November 19, 2013, the WFF returned when CJSellers presented the return of ECW. He would turn heel later that night when he would turn on newly-crowned ECW Champion, Kurt Angle. CJSellers then attacked Kurt Angle, and then would pin Angle, which would see Paul Heyman: ECW General Manager turn heel as well, side with CJSellers and count the pin, awarding CJSellers the ECW World Championship.
- Finishing moves
- CKO (RKO)
- Rock Bottom
- Spear - 2009-2010
- Punt Kick
- Signature moves
- Abdominal stretch
- Arm trap swinging neckbreaker
- Arm wrench
- Big boot
- Chop block
- Corner clothesline
- Diving elbow drop
- This is used as a tribute to the late "Macho Man" Randy Savage
- Repeated elbow strikes
- Facebreaker knee smash
- Figure four leglock
- Flowing DDT
- High knee
- Inverted facelock backbreaker
- Jumping knee drop
- Mounted punches
- Running clothesline
- Running neckbreaker
- Sleeper hold
- Spinning spinebuster
- Turnbuckle bulldog
- Sitout suplex slam
- Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker
- Entrance themes
- "Evolve" by Jim Johnston
- "Line in the Sand" by Motörhead
- "Burn in My Light" by Mercy Drive
- "Is Cookin'" by Jim Johnston
- "Nation Of Domination" by Jim Johnston
- "We Are One" by 12 Stones
- "Rated RKO" by Jim Johnston
- "Metalingus" by Alter Bridge
- "End of Days" (Various Versions) by Matt McCloskey, Emphatic, Shaman's Harvest and Jim Johnston
- "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage
- "King of Kings" by Motörhead
- "Voices" by Rev Theory (WFF/WWE Theme)
- "I Came To Play" by Downstait (Used in ROH)
Championships and accomplishments
- World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment
- WWE Championship (5 times)
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
- WWF Tag Team Championship (5 times; Brandon)
- Wrestling Franchise Federation
- ECW Championship (3 times, current)
- WFF Championship (5 times)
- World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- WFF Intercontinental Championship (7 times)
- WFF United States Champion (2 times)
- WFF World Tag Team Championship (2 times; AJ Styles 1 time, Shannon Silveria 1 time)