WWE Smackdown: Top 5 Directions for Christian When He Returns

Justin WatrySenior WriterMay 16, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Christian is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Christian is on his way back in the WWE. It has been a long few months, but the Captain is about to make it happen! For the brand extension, I am going to assume he is still on the SmackDown roster.

However, most fans are wondering what he is going to do next. Staying within the realms of reality, there really are only a few ways for Christian to go in the near future.


This has next to no chance of happening. The man is likely ready to go for a little bit longer and has always been in great shape. With that being said, everybody saw how Edge ended his career.

He was filled with injuries during his entire WWE run. He was very rarely 100 percent healthy. After his latest setback, he decided to retire for good.

Christian has stayed relatively healthy in the past decade or so. Even with this latest amount of time off, he has to be thinking about a future after wrestling. Whether it is in the next year or five years, he will be hanging up his boots eventually.

Tag Team


The WWE is trying to bring back a few managers and teams. Many have wanted this for a long time. Well, it is only fitting that Christian fits that bill.

He is a wonderful singles talent, but his tag success is well known. I do not want to "fantasy book" any partners for him, but he would certainly be the top name in the division.


I know, I know. The brand extension means very little. Christian has tried a few runs on Raw in the past, but none have ended well.

With John Laurinaitis in charge of both shows, it really doesn't matter. Also, CM Punk seems to be looking for credible challengers each month. After Daniel Bryan, remember Christian was "taken out" by Punk?

I am all for logical stories.


Honestly, his entire "one more match" line became dull a long time ago. He had a fun feud with Randy Orton last summer, before getting beat by Sheamus every time a few months ago.

With the Celtic Warrior as champ, give Christian one final title match. I mean, one final match! Of course, Sheamus will win, but it will be guaranteed to be a great match.


I wrote about this back in January.

After Elimination Chamber in February, I wrote about it once again.

Christian is a great talent. I am a fan of his. The man is a future WWE Hall of Fame inductee. All of this is very true.

However, he had absolutely nothing to do, and the last time we saw him was to end 2011. Christian was on and off television with little to no direction.

He came back at Elimination, which I saw live. It was an amazing moment to witness, but it meant nothing. WWE did not do anything with him for many shows, until Punk "injured" him again.

I am all for safety, but that doesn't apply here. Even before taking time off, he was not in a feud. When he did come back, it was another period of time with nothing but hanging around.

In any event, I expect nothing but the best from Christian. I know his fans are waiting to hear his music play once again. When and where that happens is anybody's guess...

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