As many of you guys know by now, the May 6th SmackDown taping occurred last night and the main event has left many WWE fans emotionally distraught.
On the heels of Christian's emotional and well-deserved World Heavyweight championship victory at Extreme Rules, the WWE booked a pay-per-view-worthy match between Christian and Randy Orton as Captain Charisma's first title defense. I was initially shocked about the title match being an impromptu TV match, but felt the WWE may throw in an interference in the match to build for an immense showdown at the June pay-per-view. Boy, was I wrong.
Randy Orton pinned Christian clean in what was described as an astonishing match. No, your eyes are not deceiving you, Christian lost his title after two days. Now, I've always been a loyal fan of the WWE, no matter how bad the product was but, to me, this is unbelievably terrible.
Christian has been my favorite wrestler ever since his glorious heel run in 2005, and I've witnessed him toil in the mid-card and work his way up the ranks to finally achieve the big one in the WWE. After seeing him on top of the ladder with the World Heavyweight championship, murmuring "I can't believe it, I can't believe I won," I knew that what I've been waiting too see finally happened.
Christian's title reign instantly brought back prestige to the world title—the last time a wrestler was so gracious and genuinely ecstatic about winning a title was at Wrestlemania 20 (Benoit's win). Seeing Christian jump up and down on Edge's arms made me realize that not only did Christian achieve his dreams, but that the peeps achieved them with him.
So, seeing his reign cut so short legitimately brought tears to my eyes. I know that this is just a show, but to watch a guy's career, hopes and dreams occur right in front of my eyes just to see them taken away in a matter of days, is really discouraging. It's hard to believe that the WWE product was so good just a matter of days ago, going into a pay-per-view with the chance to have himself, Morrison, Del Rio and The Miz leave as champions—guys who could be built up as stars for the upcoming years.
Instead, we end up with Randy Orton and John Cena as champions; two guys who don't need the belts to exist as top stars. I just wanted to get my thoughts out on what happened, because I am severely emotional. I hope the WWE knows that after this episode of SmackDown, I will not be tuning in. The WWE dropped the ball with Christian.
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