WWE: Is 2011 the Year Christian Finally Becomes a World Champion?

AmsterdamCorrespondent IMarch 7, 2011

The Road to WrestleMania XXVII has given the WWE Universe the return of several WWE Superstars.

Some of them, like The Rock, Steve Austin and Trish Stratus, are already retired and are only back for specific reasons.

Others, like Booker T and Diesel, are back for good, but not as actual full-time wrestlers.

And then there are the WWE Superstars that have simply returned from an extended hiatus due to injury, like Triple H and The Undertaker.

One of these returning WWE Superstars is, to the delight of all the peeps worldwide, Christian.

Christian initially returned to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2009 and made his re-debut on WWE ECW. While there, he won the ECW Championship twice and became one of the longest-reigning ECW Champions in history.

After the brand folded in early 2010, Christian was drafted to Friday Night SmackDown. However, there are many who feel that he wasn't used properly while there. Christian's two main storylines involved him putting over Dolph Ziggler and feuding with Matt Hardy, with neither really going anywhere.

It seemed as though any momentum Christian had built up as a star on ECW was destroyed once he arrived on SmackDown, and that his days of being in the spotlight were over.

That was, however, until the arrival of Alberto Del Rio.

Shortly after Del Rio's arrival on the blue brand, his feud with Rey Mysterio extended into a conflict with Captain Charimsa himself. After a few weeks of feuding, however, Christian tore his pectoral muscle.

The injury caused him to be out for nearly half a year.

But after months of being out of action, Christian made his triumphant return at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

Since then, Christian has been playing a supporting role in the storyline between his former tag-team partner (and best friend in real life), the World Heavyweight Champion Edge, and the man who injured him, the 2011 Royal Rumble winner Alberto Del Rio.

With Edge and Del Rio set to headline WrestleMania XXVII with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line, it is very likely that a returning Christian will somehow be involved.

But to what degree, and on whose side he will be on; we don't know yet.

For the time being, he has remained loyal to his best friend Edge and has defended the latter against attacks from Del Rio. But don't forget that Edge and Christian are not only known for being friends, but rivals as well.

The way I see it, this storyline can go two ways.

On one hand, Christian can remain loyal to Edge at WrestleMania. The two would most likely go on to reunite their old tag team and possibly become WWE Tag Team Champions for the first time in a decade.

While the thought of an E&C reunion sounds nice, it would also mean Christian is going to remain a midcarder.

On the other hand, Christian could turn on Edge at WrestleMania. The two would then most likely become involved in a main-event feud that, at some point, includes the World Heavyweight Championship in the picture.

While the thought of Christian winning the World Heavyweight Championship is something every peep has been dreaming of, the chances of an E&C reunion is probably never going to happen.

Edge is past his prime; having stated that he plans on retiring within the next two years.

So I'm going to keep this simple: Is 2011 the year Christian finally becomes a world champion, or is he going to continue to remain in Edge's shadow and just reform their old tag team?

What do you think?