Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Into the Wrestling Vault: 4/8/10 Edition


Both Johnny C and I have made our hatred and dismay over the Linda McMahon induced PG-Era and overall state of wrestling well known. We firmly believe that wrestling was far better in the 90's and early 2000's. In fact, even the mid 2000's are much better than the horseshit that is shoved down our throats these days. Consequently, it's no surprise that both John and I have burned countless number of hours looking up old matches, and promos on Youtube, Daily Motion, and the dozens of other websites which host wrestling videos. Now that we have turned ourselves into fancy men (with our own blog) we figured to turn all those wasted hours into blog posts. So join us as we delve into the Wrestling Vault to relive our favorite videos.


I have had this idea in my head for a while, but I struggled to decide on which video, I should post first. It just so happened that this week's edition of Monday Night Raw made my decision for me. On Monday Night, I saw Christian lose to Ted DiBiase, and it really depressed me. I think Christian is one of the best wrestlers in the WWE. He is a great worker in the ring (even limited by the WWE style of wrestling), he can cut fantastic promos, is over with the fans, and possesses tons of charisma. The guy should be a main eventer, instead his talent gets wasted on Raw, because he doesn't play wrestling politics or isn't friends with Cena or Triple H. Thinking about this travesty of justice led to me to remember just how popular and entertaining Christian was back in 2004-2005 before leaving for TNA. He played the role of a cocky, overconfident, villain (referring to himself as "Captain Charisma") and got himself over. His popularity would reach new heights when he started making fun of Cena's rapper gimmick. Captain Charisma was often found challenging Cena to rap battles, and comparing him to the likes of Marky Mark and Corey Haim. At this point, Christian was mostly cheered by the fans even though he kept up his heelish tendencies. Yes, the Miz did the same thing, though he is not entertaining as Christian. Anway, Captain Charisma was rewarded with a WWE title opportunity at Vengeance in a triple threat match against John Cena and Chris Jericho. He lost, but was promised a feud over the title with Cena. It never happened as the program as given to Jericho, who left the company a few months later. Christian, seeing that he wasn't taken seriously as a Main Eventer jumped to TNA.


The video below is a promo of Christian returning to Canada, as a hero, and talking about the possibility of getting drafted to Smackdown as per the 2005 WWE draft. This video gives you a pretty good indication of just how over Christian was with the crowd, and how much he deserves a Main Event push.


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