In October 2007, John Cena tore his pectoral muscle completely off the bone and was expected to be out for at least six months.
However, despite the prognosis, Cena made a surprising return to the 2008 WWE Royal Rumble after only missing four months of action to win the Royal Rumble match.
At the end of September of this year, Christian tore his pectoral muscle and is expected to be out for around six months.
However, Christian released the following statement on WWE.com following his surgery:
“I can start light rehab next week and I expect to be fully recovered in four months."
Four months from September is January, when the Royal Rumble is.
Now, Christian is no John Cena when it comes to main eventing, but why shouldn't he be? If given the opportunity, Christian could get the job done.
Several Bleacher Report members on here are "Peeps" and support Christian, and would love to see him get a shot like this.
I recently posted a preview article on the 2011 Royal Rumble and didn't mention Christian, but due to all of the comments on my article, it made clear sense to me that he shouldn't be forgotten so soon.
The only way I can see it working out is if Edge becomes the World Heavyweight Champion before WrestleMania, which would lead to Christian vs. Edge at WrestleMania 27 at the Georgia Dome.
I would pay to see that. Come to think of it, I have already planned to pay to see whatever happens at WrestleMania next year.
Oddly enough, Edge is responsible for bringing Christian into the WWE by putting in a good word for him after making it into the company on a tryout match with Christian.
Christian has worked his butt off in the WWE since his debut in 1998, from working has a vampire with Edge in the Brood, to the comedic tag team of Edge and Christian, to the singles wrestler known as Captain Charisma.
Whatever it was in WWE, Christian did it, and he did it with style.
However, unlike his three-year stint in TNA, Christian hasn't been given the entire spotlight in the WWE, just a sneak peak of it.
Christian has received little to no opportunities in the WWE, and has never had the glory of wrestling for a major championship on a big stage such as WrestleMania.
Christian longs for that WrestleMania moment that he hasn't had yet, and even an article in November's WWE Magazine supported this theory.
In the article, an image displayed shows Christian behind a sheet of glass on a framed photo that reads, "in case of emergency break glass."
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Below that photo, a quote from Christian reads, "I don't think I have had my WrestleMania moment yet."
Inside the article, among other things, Christian was asked about how fans were teased with a feud with the Rated-R Superstar Edge, and if the WWE Universe would like to see it materialize in the future.
Christian replied, "I think we both feel that way. For whatever reason, we always end up on different shows. There's potential for something big there, whether it's against each other, or as a team. I think we both know that. Our meeting was definitely a tease, but I hope it opened a few yes to the possibility of something much bigger."
Could a return for Christian at the 2011 Royal Rumble be the perfect beginning to a storybook WrestleMania feud with Edge to make everything come full circle?
If The Miz isn't champion by the Royal Rumble, he could be a roadblock for Christian, as well as a returning Chris Jericho or Triple H.
The biggest problem with the Royal Rumble is that a lot of stars that are already established in the company and have already had their glory are winning the 30-man match.
Christian is in a unique position. For all of the years he has put in for the WWE, it is about time he gets rewarded.
The peeps want to see it, and the WWE brass knows it. The question is, will they do anything about it?