Christian: Will Captain Charisma Cost Edge His Title Without Being in the Ring?

Matt OffermannCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2011

So you’re probably asking yourself what the title of this article means. I mean it as behind the scenes stuff.

Edge is booked to face Dolph Ziggler at the Royal Rumble for the World Heavyweight Championship. While I do not believe Ziggler will win this match, I still think that at some point before WrestleMania, Edge will drop the title to somebody.


Simple. Because of one man and the marketability of one match: Christian vs. Edge at WrestleMania.

This is just a thought, but it would be a great move for buys since Vince McMahon has said he wants this WrestleMania to surpass all the rest.

Now for all the people saying that that match would get at most 100 extra buys, I call shenanigans extreme. That match alone has more history, more emotion, more everything than anybody else on the roster could dream of making.

Former seven-time Tag Team champions and friends since childhood could put on a match of the night if given the chance at WrestleMania.

If these two were to square off at WrestleMania then McMahon would surely get pressure about making it a World title match (if Edge were to still have the belt). You might say, “McMahon would just have to have Edge win.”

If there was a match between Edge and Christian for the World title at WrestleMania, honestly, and taking the fact about who calls the shots, who do you think would be made to win? I am a diehard “peep” yet I even know what that outcome would be, Edge wins.

After that match, McMahon would get a lot of heat because of the predictability of the match and not giving Christian a title. There would be only one way to avoid that.

Have Edge drop the belt before WrestleMania.

My guess is all on the Elimination Chamber, or possibly a week or two after the Rumble if not at the Rumble itself.

That way it gives time to set up a storyline between the two. It also would give McMahon reason to make Christian win without giving him what he deserves and not take any heat from doing it.

What do you guys think? If Edge vs. Christian happens at WrestleMania, should or will Edge still have the Title?