Vince McMahon gave so little of a sh*t about Chrisitian when he had hold of him that he wanted to cover his face up with a blue dot, and yet as soon as 'Captain Charisma' made the life and career move to give upstart promotion TNA a crack, The Chairman marked his cards,
Christian's February 2009 return to the fold was, by most trusted accounts, due to come as part of the ongoing storyline between Edge and Jeff Hardy. This made sense - both men had deep connections to Christian's past, and with Matt Hardy being carefully included as a babyface, could have made for a prosperous four-way future with WrestleMania on the horizon.
Common sense booking dictated this, which is why fans vocally predicted it around Royal Rumble weekend during a Hardy/Edge WWE Championship clash. Allegedly raging with the "leak", McMahon swerved everybody and put a heel-turning Matt in the spot, leaving Christian to...debut unannounced on depleted third brand ECW.
"It's...Christian" was Todd Grisham's offensively understated response, while Matt Striker announced (!) that he was speechless. If only, and if only we hadn't lost the inevitable Hardyz/Edge & Christian reboot some 10 years on from their inaugural wars.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash).
Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.