Christian (Courtesy of WWE.com)
For years on end, Christian was the guy who would always come close to reaching the proverbial brass ring in WWE but would come up short. That was one of the reasons he left WWE in 2005 and joined TNA, where he was an NWA World Heavyweight champion on two separate occasions.
He returned to WWE in early 2009, where he immediately set his sights on the ECW Championship. Although he was the longest-reigning ECW champion in the company's history, it simply wasn't the same as holding one of WWE's two top-tier titles.
Upon his move to the SmackDown brand in mid-2010, Christian briefly feuded with the likes of Drew McIntyre and Alberto Del Rio before suffering an injury in the latter half of the year. He underwent successful shoulder surgery and returned at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February 2011, attacking Del Rio.
After reuniting with long-time friend Edge, Christian was finally being featured at the top of the card where he deserved to be. Unfortunately, Edge shockingly retired shortly following WrestleMania 27, which left a vacant spot atop of the blue brand.
At Extreme Rules, Christian defeated Del Rio In a Ladder match to win his first World Heavyweight Championship with Edge by his side. It was an amazing moment that solidified Christian's status as a main event player in WWE.
A mere five days later, Christian dropped the World title to Randy Orton on SmackDown, which sent members of the IWC into a violent rage. It wasn't long until Christian turned heel for the first time since 2005, feuding with Orton over the golden prize for the remainder of the summer season.
The two had an amazing series of matches over the course of those few months, where Christian was even able to reclaim the strap at one point. However, his time with the title was brief and he was removed from the title hunt altogether once the rivalry concluded.
Since then, Christian has been injured a number of times and has missed quite a bit of ring time. He reigned as Intercontinental champion for two months in mid-2012 but has yet to resurface on television.
There's a very unlikely chance that Christian will be aggressively pushed upon his return to the ring, but the least WWE can do is to give him a meaningful feud to engage in for the time being.
Read WWE Pushed to Punished, Edition 25: The Charismatic Crumble of Christian here.