A statement you have probably heard so many times that you skip the words when you see them: The tag team and Intercontinental titles are not what they used to be.
I can’t say one way or the other about the tag team titles, but between Cody Rhodes and now Christian, the Intercontinental title is alive and well.
The look is refined (the old-new championship), and the wrestlers who are holding the championship are giving the top Champions a run for their money.
I was live in Raleigh, North Carolina when Christian won the Intercontinental Championship.
I honestly didn’t know what to think. He seemed to start the battle royal as a heel and switch unceremoniously throughout the night.
It was a quiet win.
But it is Christian’s way, I have learned, to take a little and make a lot.
He does it slowly and he does it surely.
He does it with the championship he is given; he does it with charisma, his vital element; he does it with classic matches.
Christian has the opportunity to rebuild his brand with the Intercontinental Title while building the credibility of the Intercontinental Title as well.
That is called a win-win.
And where he goes from there?
Christian still has the ability to make a run, and WWE seems to not be ruling it out. With the talent that comes and goes, Christian takes all the opportunities he's given when they come to him.
And one day he will more than likely stand on the stage where he inducted Edge, and Edge will more than likely be inducting him.
I can tell you that moment should and will most likely happen, but I can't tell you what the stat list will be on Christian at that time.
I can only tell you I will continue to hope for him and be entertained by him along the way.
And that I am more hopeful today than I was a week ago at this time.