Christian had a great run while teaming up with Edge. But after that ended, he floundered and he had an unremarkable singles run initially in WWE. He would leave WWE for TNA in 2005 and had a much better run. He even won the NWA World Heavyweight Champion there.
On Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard discussed why Vince McMahon just didn’t have a good opinion of Christian, after Edge and Christian split up.
He said Vince felt that Christian didn’t have the personality to connect with the audience. That he was not larger than life. Back then, he wanted the top guys to all to be larger than life, such as Stone Cold, The Rock, The Undertaker.
Christian didn’t get the singles push he truly deserved. Prichard would point out how was obvious that Vince’s opinion of him didn’t change. Every time his name was brought up, McMahon gave an unfavorable reaction.
Everytime Edge and Christian were brought up, Vince would be elated at the thought of Edge and how they were going to use him. But when Christian was mentioned, he just didn’t give the same reaction.
Vince felt Edge was the star. Christian despite having the tools and being a hard worker, just didn’t have a personality that transcended and got to the audience.
Vince was definitely more on Edge’s side than Christian, and it wasn’t merely because Christian was shorter. Christian had refused to do the Un-American angle, which Vince didn’t like since he wanted that angle to push him.
Edge is a Hall of Famer and Christian is not. We hope eventually, Christian gets a place in the Hall of Fame, which he rightfully deserves. But Vince has the last say in it, so it is uncertain.