WWE Ends Christian’s In-Ring Career
Both Paul Heyman and the announcers referred to Christian as being retired on last night’s RAW. The former Heavyweight Champion has discussed in the past how the company were wary of bringing him back after so many concussions and it looks like they’ve officially taken the stance that he’s done. Whether Christian himself agrees with the verdict isn’t clear, but his contract expires in under a year and then we’ll probably know more about the situation.
It’s telling that he never got a proper send off, though that could come at a later date.
If WWE keep him around what about an announcing spot?
A Good and Bad Return
We all knew that when WWE booked the Survivor Series stipulation that only John Cena could bring back The Authority, that eventually he would bring them back under duress. However did anybody expect it to be so soon?
That’s right, The Authority were brought back at the end of RAW when Seth Rollins kidnapped Edge and threatened to curb stomp him unless Cena reinstated them, which he did.
Of course logic has never been WWE’s strong point, but this was a pretty stupid angle. The Authority may be out of power but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rules and repercussions. If Rollins can do what he wants, then why isn’t everyone else going crazy?
In a more positive turn of events Daniel Bryan revealed during the show that he’s returning to the ring at Royal Rumble! If he’s truly good to go, you have to believe WWE have at least considered him winning the match and taking on Brock Lesnar.
Mark Henry Injured
Mark Henry has confirmed on Twitter that he’s been off TV with an injury.