Christian's Comeback May Save the WWE

Eric RyalsContributor IJanuary 9, 2009

Since 2005 (I'll give WWE a little credit since it was really 2003), the world of WWE has hit a rock-bottom slump (no pun intended). We have witnessed the demise of Ric Flair, the death of Extreme, cheesy gimmicks, unnecessary story lines, and talent wasted.

World Wrestling Entertainment, as we know it today, has lost its moxy recently. The action, the racy story lines, and big names from days of old have long since passed away. We have nothing to looking forward to. We went from RAW being the mainstay of the company to a B-rate show that panders to the current wrestling fanbase, who has been tricked into thinking "superstars" like Brian Kendrick are main-event status.

When the "federation" was replaced with "entertainment," the question quickly arose: Where is the entertainment at?

The period from 2003-08 was pretty bad for the "E", as scandal, rants, and rumors took the company by storm. Story lines suffered (Katie Vick for instance), key superstars were released or quit, and main events were replaced by stupid gimmick matches.

Towards the end of 2008, it seemed like the "E" in WWE was finally starting to mean actual entertainment. We saw the arrival of stars like Evan Bourne, Ricky Ortiz, Ted Debiasi, just to name a few.

At the end of 2008, and into early 2009, wrestling fans got word of a man coming back into the picture, a man that was a crucial part of putting the late 90s, early 2000s on the map.

Some may know him as a Creepy Little Bastard, but maybe you know him as Captain Charisma. With word of Christian coming back to WWE, it seemed that all was right in sports entertainment once again.

This may be bias, but I feel like story lines are about to pick up and some young guys are about to get the spotlight.


Now, I'm not putting the fate of the WWE on Christian's back (not that he can't do that; look what he did for TNA), but with his return it seems like a lot of new talent and young guys can get a push.