Well, it seems like it's been forever since we have seen Christian in a WWE ring.
In fact, it's been close to six months since "Captain Charisma" graced WWE's airwaves with his presence. For the most part, it seems that he has not really been missed much by fans of the company. Sadly, the former World champion has seen better days since he WWE return in 2009.
Nonetheless, Christian has been sidelined for some time now, and it appears that he is ready to return. As Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com is reporting, he could be returning as early as next week, which is great news for his legion of "peeps."
I, for one, was expecting to see Christian return at January's Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The fact is, the annual event has been used as a marquee for returning WWE stars. Unfortunately, as we all know, that was not the case for the oft-injured star.
Overall, it appears that Christian has still not been embraced by WWE's brass.
Don't get me wrong, I realize they gave him a few World title runs, but the company never really seemed to put much stock into those efforts, Let's face it: Christian at best is an upper midcard guy who found moderate success at the top.
Ultimately, I get that he has a ton of talent and worked his tail off to get to the top. However, I often wondered if the WWE would have given him a main-event shot if he hadn't jumped ship to TNA in 2005 .
Let's face it: Christian was given a great opportunity to be the face of the young company, and he ran with it. Sadly, his subpar treatment toward the end of his tenure left a bad taste in his mouth. However, that doesn't change the fact that he spent more time at the top in TNA than he ever did for the WWE.
In the end, Christian is rapidly approaching 40 and has little pull in the company.
So, chances are, his best days are behind him. Which, to me, means he will probably receive a short-term midcard push and mostly be used as a stepping stone for future stars. Which, if done properly, is not a bad way to go out.