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Reason for Vince McMahon not caring much for Christian in WWE

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.

  • Tyler Maddocks

    I always thought he would have done better if he kept his hair long and ran more with his “brood” character . .

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I am talking about in TNA forgot to put that.

  • Mike the Ike

    Christian debuted in ’98, Jericho wasn’t until ’99

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Sorry Christian was never going to be a star like Edge know matter what. Even when Christian made his debut the crowds his first night was chating Y2J that wasn’t a good sign.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    “The reason for”? Is this an Opinion Piece, or what? How many times is an article going to put words in peoples mouths? This sh*ts turning into spam reading.

  • CC

    I think Evolutions main purpose was actually to get Orton and Batista the rub of working with two legends. Going in, WWE wanted to make stars of them and were not going to let silly things such as injuries derail that.

    Most tag teams are either together specifically to be tag specialists or because they have nothing better to do with them.

    As for being main eventers, well Christian did at least make it to main event status, regardless of how much support he had.

    Matt Hardy could have made it had WWE handled the Woken/Broken gimmick better and Impact had not delayed its debut (you can’t really call ECW champion “main event”).

  • Mike the Ike

    You don’t get to tell me to shut up. I want this site to be a good site, not saying that it’s not. I’m sure Harrison wants his or her work to be good, otherwise he or she would not be writing. I’m sure this site does not have an editor that reads all stories before they get posted, therefore, stories like this get posted with grammatical mistakes. If no one tells the king he has no clothes on, he will continue to walk around that way.

  • CC

    That article was incredibly hard to read with its structure, so I am with him on this.
    I am no writer, and I could have structured it better than this.

  • Rinn13

    That’s because over half the time, Vince wouldn’t know talent if it locked his leathery hide into a figure four.

    Christian could have been a very effective top level heel in the WWE, but instead, they pushed him as a mid-tier baby who threw overly-animated, comical temper-tantrums in the ring.

  • Rinn13

    Only if you pose a video of yourself physically making him.

  • Keith Learmonth

    The only times I can think of teams breaking up where everyone went on to be a main eventer would be The Shield, and depending on how you look at it, Evolution.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Christian is a great worker, and built a very solid career, with championship wins at every level, even while being seen by Vince as not being a star. If you ask me, that’s something he should be very proud of.

  • Mike the Ike

    Contractions should not be used in professional writing. Also, sentences should not contain pronouns unless a proper noun has already been used in the sentence. Finally, opinions should not be inserted in non-opinion pieces.

  • EVH

    You can always tell who “the one” is going to be when it comes to pushing a member of a tag team into a singles career. Vince was right, Edge had it, and unfortunately Christian was always going to be in his shadow. Very rarely you will see where a tag team break up leads to both wrestlers becoming main eventers.

  • wwemrpeeps85

    Vince sucks