okay well it's pretty much established that Christian will be a hall of famer. but what i've
been wondering how will his career end? does anyone think he could win the world title one more time?
I could see them putting the strap on him one last time before he retires. WWE title is out of the
question though. Even if he doesn't win a major title again, how will his career be remembered?
Christian will be remembered more fondly by Internet guys like those of us than the casual fan. He never really reached his full potential in WWE and he will likely not be highlighted as much as someone like Edge is. I don't really see him winning the World Heavyweight Championship again in his career. If anything I could see him quietly retiring without a whole lot of fanfare.
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Hall of Fame? Not to me. He could get the big gold belt again but it would mean just as little as it did the first 2 times he had it for a weekend. He's a good midcard guy, decent in the ring and decent on the mic but he just doesn't have IT. And if he doesn't by now, he never will.
There's no doubt that he will be a Hall of Famer. He might not meet your standards, but WWE's standards are pretty low, and Christian has accomplished a lot more than many people who are already in there.
What is IT, though? In most cases, it's charisma, and he has that in droves. He has talent. What he doesn't have is size. Too small to be a heavyweight, too big to a cruiserweight. But that doesn't mean that he isn't deserving of strong booking.
I guess I can see Christian going in if he dies. I mean he doesn't even have a WWE DVD about him. Sorry guys, I just don't see him being a midcard guy for 20 years really being HOF worthy. Of course I don't make those calls so I can't say for sure but I'm pretty positive I'm not the only guy who's never seen more than an IC champ for life.
If Koko B Ware can make the Hall, Christian sure deserves to be in. But it's not like a normal sports honor, where writers vote and there are some standards. It's basically Vince picking someone, and they're in. But let's pretend there are standards. I think Christian gets in as a member of one of the best tag teams ever, but not individually. Like a guy who is in a band that makes the Rock and Roll HOF but only the lead singer (Edge) also makes it by himself.
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To me he's like another Jeff Jarrett. Probably better but I put him in that kind of group.
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Some people might not like this comparison, but Christian was to 2005 what CM Punk was to 2011 (a sort of CM Punk lite). He was incredibly over with the adult male audience and he was primed to be the "cool and edgier" alternative to John Cena on Raw, a role that only Edge, Punk, and perhaps Orton have filled in the past like 7 years. Christian could've been the first though. The difference is that Christian never got his shot, and he didn't have a pipebomb to set things into high gear (without that promo the past 2 years of the WWE would have been so so SOOO different). That's why everyone was so on edge for that Punk/Cena match at MitB, because if Cena had won and Punk left the company it wouldn't have been unprecedented. It would have pissed everyone off, but it basically would have been what happened to Christian turned up to 11, with the WWE closing their eyes (get it?) and sticking to Cena while a potential star walks.
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Yeah, I definitely see a Henry-esque retirement. Except, you know, without the swerve.
It will come pretty suddenly. I don't even think he'll get a WM or PPV retirement, considering we're going to have quite a few of those over the next couple years.
He will make the Hall of Fame though. Don't doubt that for a second.
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Plus the fact that the hall of fame usually inducts like 5-6 people each year into it from anywhere pretty much mean that the hall of fame isn't really THAT high on standards and they want to honor as much wrestlers as they can from a lot of eras.
He was in one of the greatest tag teams of all time. He deserves to be HOF for that alone
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Speaking of tag teams why not pair Christian up with Sheamus? The Tag Team division has seen a resurgence so why not add another tag team of two fan favorites.
It's not a bad idea at all.
That sounds awful really.
They should just be doing the Christian vs Dean Ambrose feud for the US title properly.
Any comparison to CM Punk however is ridiculous. Punk could blow his nose and have more talent end up on the Kleenex than Christian has shown since his return.
To casuals he will go down as mediocre with some good career highlights. To probably the wrestlers and 90% of the more involved fans that are on forums ect he will go down as a top draw performer, one of the best sellers and bumpers in the ring who could have a good match with pretty much anyone but just wasn't able to properly break the glass ceiling even though a window was opened for him for a solid 4 months even though he probably deserved to on ability alone he just couldn't get the momentum from the fans required.
Except for in 2005 but Vince but a good stop to that before it went anywhere and he became the top boy in TNA and had an excellent run there IMO.
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I think Christian deserves to be in the HOF for his tag-team work but like Repperton don't really rate him as a singles wrestler. His world title reigns had more to do with Edge's retirement than his own strengths. I think he's a decent midcarder and a good enough worker but he doesn't really have that special spark that separates him from the rest.
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