|Christian & Edge together at Wrestlemania 27|
We all know by now that Edge has retired and surrendered the World heavyweight title. It's something that has shocked many fans and has completely changed the landscape of Friday Night SmackDown! Immediately after the announcement Monday night fans began speculating who would replace the Rated R Superstar as the show's top face and carry on as world champion.
Naturally a lot of people have turned to Edge's former partner and best friend, Christian. Hell, even I believe he's one of the most deserving competitors of holding the world title. I don't count his two reigns as ECW champion as a world title reign, sorry.
|Alberto Del Rio's Wrestlemania debut|
Christian on the other hand I feel is more than ready to "be the man." Like Edge, he's spent years performing in front of WWE fans. We've watched him grow and mature as a performer. He's gone from a blood drinking vampire in the Brood to a legitimate contender for the world title. He just hasn't had his chance to shine. Now that Edge is out of the picture, will he get that opportunity? I certainly hope so. But I still have reservations. WWE has seemed to invest a lot of time and effort into promoting Del Rio.
|Christian in Wrestlemania 26's MITB match|
This blog is probably a statement of contradictions. My gut tells me that Christian, although worthy, will not win the title at Extreme Rules. I hope I'm wrong. At the same time, I recognize the E needs to get some younger talent into the main event picture too. But with a Christian title run, at least it's someone who hasn't worn the belt 8 or 9 times already. Bottom line, it's time for a change, and we'll have a brand new champion come May 1st, someone who's never been the world champion (in WWE) before.