In case you peeps were wondering why Captain Charisma has not been seen on TV lately, you need not fear for the worst.
He is not being de-pushed or punished, but rather this is a calculated move by WWE. According to a report by Mike Johnson on PWInsider.com's (click at your own risk due to possible malware) audio show (h/t TWNP news), WWE is keeping him off TV because of his upcoming involvement with TNA.
Christian is scheduled to appear during Bound For Glory weekend and induct Sting into TNA’s Hall of Fame. This is part of the deal between WWE and TNA that allowed Ric Flair to appear at the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year.
While there is no heat on Christian because he didn’t choose to appear for TNA, WWE officials don’t want him appearing for them while he’s in the middle of a title feud on their programming. Expect him to feud with Cesaro later this year unless things change.
Keeping Christian off TV until after his TNA appearance is exactly how WWE handled this the last time when Christian appeared on Impact a few months back.
WWE and TNA have done something very rare by agreeing to exchange talents in a non-wrestling capacity.
Ric Flair was allowed to be inducted as a part of the Four Horseman's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in exchange for two appearances by Christian.
The ladder match specialist will be appearing to induct Sting into the TNA Hall of Fame as the first man to go into the company's hall.
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Christian being the one to induct Sting is actually a very good fit because Christian was at the top of TNA when they were first getting major national exposure.
TNA is also where Christian held his first world title as NWA World Heavyweight Champion. In fact, he is one of the few active wrestlers who can claim to hold the NWA and WWE World Heavyweight Championships.
Once Christian returns it is possible he will feud with Antonio Cesaro for the US title, which if won would make Christian one of the most decorated champions in the company's history.
Christian has been the World, IC, Tag, ECW, European, Hardcore and Light Heavyweight champion in WWE and adding the US title to that impressive resume will further cement him as one of WWE's best.
So, do not take Christian's lack of TV time as a bad thing, because odds are he will return after Bound For Glory and begin a program with one of WWE's up-and-coming talents.