Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christian's Second (or Third) Wind

Photo courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents

I've been a fan of Christian's since his days in the Brood.  He was the first member of the clan to capture WWE gold when he won  the Cruiserweight championship.  He and Edge evolved from a pair goth "brothers" into a dynamic duo who had the right combination of charisma, comedy, and wrestling ability.

When the team split and both went their separate ways, I feared the Christian would be the Marty Jannetty to Edge's Shawn Michaels.  It goes without say that Christian may not have had the glory Edge did, but it's easy to see he did not flounder in the singles ranks either.

Pinning the champ
Photo courtesy: WWE
Since returning from his most recent injury, Christian has had a renewed passion.  I like the push he's getting at the moment.  His pinfall victory over World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio was one of the highlights from Raw.  The match was solid and both men put a lot of heart and soul into the contest.  I must admit I was surprised by the win, as I figured the plan was to make Del Rio be a dominant champ heading into SummerSlam.

Even though Christian has picked up several wins in recent weeks, I do not anticipate him getting another run at the top of the mountain.  It's a shame too, as I feel like his time as WHC was cut too short in 2011.  He and Randy Orton had a great rivalry for the gold, a feud that slightly sparked my interest in Orton.  Then out of no where, Mark Henry walked in and got the championship push.  I don't know all the factors involved in the decision, but I wish Christian could have had more time in the spotlight.

I'm not going to over analyze things right now and just sit back and enjoy the ride as one of Christian's peeps.  Who's with me?

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