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Christian Discusses His Brief World Title Run, Fans Being Upset and More

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Christian on his brief reign as World Heavyweight Champion and the fans outcry over the quick change: “Obviously, I kind of look at it two ways. There are very few people that ever have a chance to become World Heavyweight Champion. I did that, got a taste of it, I know what it takes to get to that point now and the way I look at it, I stay positive about it and I look forward to being able to call myself a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.”

“I was really surprised by the outpouring of all the stuff on Twitter, all those sorts of things. It was pretty surprising. I think a lot of it happened before…..obviously, the show is done on Tuesday and shown on Friday, so there are a lot of things people were going on hearsay before the show even aired, before they even saw it, so you kind of have to take that with a grain of salt.”

“I think Randy and I have great chemistry and going forward there should be some exciting times for myself. I look forward to the challenges, and like I said, I got a taste of being World Heavyweight Champion. I know what it takes to get there and I look forward to being the World Champion again`. I won’t stop until it happens.”

Christian on if it was bittersweet that he won the title after Edge was forced to vacate it: “Of course, it was a tough pill to swallow. He’s my best friend. We’ve known each other since we were in sixth grade. I knew that he was having issues with tingling and things like that in his arms. He had neck surgery years ago, so I think he realized that at some point, it may come back to bother him again at some point in his career. The day after Wrestlemania he went and had everything checked out and it turned out he had the spinal stenosis and the whole thing and he was in serious risk of permanent damage to himself. All it takes is a fall, or to do something one wrong way and the risk of paralysis was even there. Nothing is worth that type of risk.”

“He called me right after he got the news and obviously he was very upset about it. We got off the phone and I started thinking about it a little bit. I called him back and I said I understand why you’re upset, but you can look at it two ways. You can look at it that way or you can look at it this way. Your career has been amazing. There’s not many people that can say they had the type of career you had, done the things that you’ve done. You’ve always done things the way you wanted to do them. If this is it, your last match was at Wrestlemania in front of seventy thousand plus people in one of the main events, and you walked out as the World Heavyweight Champion. I said I don’t know if you can write a better ending to a script than that. And he’s like ‘Man, I didn’t even think about that.’, and right away I think he kind of felt better about it. It took him a couple days to kind of let it sink in, but that being said, he realizes there’s not much he can do about it now except look forward to the future.”

“None of us were expecting any of this to happen, it just happened and it’s one of those things where when you get a chance to step up, you gotta step up and I feel like I did.”

Christian one if he is more over now than he has ever been: “I think people know that every time I go out there, I leave it all in the ring, regardless. So I think there’s a certain respect with that and I think that’s just grown over the years because I feel like over the course of my career…..people know that I never take a night off. I’m out there every night working my butt off trying to do what I do, and that is entertain every single person that paid their hard earned money for a ticket. So I think people realize that and I think over time, I feel like that’s grown, definitely.”

  • Moe

    Christian and Punk are the only 2 in the WWE worth watching!

  • Buttercastle

    I agree. Christian is the only one left from the “good old days” that most of the kids these days haven’t heard of since he returned from TNA. It’s almost like it’s one of the last few things we have to cling to from our childhood or early teens so it keeps us interested. I don’t count Triple H or Undertaker because let’s face it they are around for like a quarter of the year and it’s almost like they themselves have become gimmicks. But Christian always seemed to go out there and have a lot of heart. I just hope Vince realizes that soon for us older “kids” still watching.

  • Mabry

    its pretty amazing to see how E&C had the same dream as kids and made it big time both of them, one with more succes than the other but still, both became big names. I can only imagine how much this guys must have supported each other trhough their careers, and probably still do. I really hope Christian gets at least a couple more world champion run, and good ones too. He deserves it and certanly can carry the weight. As Twerks, i also feel that hes the main reason to keep watching, now that all the older guys are leaving.If WWE doesnt use him correctly as of now, ill have to quit….

  • muh boy

    twerks is right, and thats why it will hurt all the more when he ends up getting buried by no talent hacks

  • should make R-Truth the WHC, a heel that wins a matches without fighting heel (distractions)

  • Christian is the man right now, I don’t think any real wrestling fan would disagree that out of everyone in WWE and TNA, he is the one thing that doesn’t suck and makes me want to keep watching.

  • edo.risk

    Why in a Blue HELL!

  • finallythekingjoinsin

    Christian deserves a real title run. More than punk or ziggler. They both deserve a real one moreso punk than ziggler but the point is give it to these people so HISTORY can smile upon them in the annals of Wwe