Largely due to injuries, WWE wrestler Christian has appeared on television on a very limited basis over the last two years. Not a huge draw that can save the company, he is still a wrestler many fans of the Attitude Era love and appreciate to this day. His arrogance when he’s a heel which turns to confidence when he’s a face makes Christian great on the mic no matter who he happens to be feuding with. Still employed by the company, the WWE has a chance to utilize him in creating new talent.
The way I would have Christian participate in the current WWE is use him as a bit of a manager. Slowly have him become fond of a young tag team on NXT where he goes as far as to claim the two wrestlers are the next Edge and Christian. They could work as heels or faces. Since Christian is pretty beloved by fans it would probably work better for them to start off as the good guys to set up for the inevitable turn.
After debuting on RAW with plenty of matches on Smackdown and Main Event, the tag team would always have Christian in their corner. Once they develop enough of a following the WWE can go two different routes:
Option 1: Turn Christian Heel
Christian works well as a heel, maybe just as good as he does as a face. Depending on how over the rookie tag team gets with the fans would determine the next move. If they are fan favorites then turning Christian heel would be the right move. Christian would take all of the credit for their success. If they were to win the tag titles he would walk out with them in his hands instead of letting the real holders of the belts wear them around their waist. Eventually the tag team would turn on Christian and become the next big face tag team in the company. Maybe by this point Christian will be ready to get back in the ring for a few more matches to put the younger wrestlers over.
Option 2: Turn the Tag Team Heel
If the tag team is getting more boos than cheers or even no reaction at all, the WWE should turn them heel on Christian. Christian’s character would remain more humble throughout this storyline until the youngsters he took under his wing decide they don’t need him anymore. They would immediately become hated by the fans for turning on a veteran who didn’t deserve it. This could always be the beginning of a movement where they claim to be the best tag team of all-time ultimately culminating in matches against several veterans or even a legend.
Both options keep Christian on screen and earning his paycheck. He may not be a wrestler to ever sell out an arena, but he can certainly help to create some who can.
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