WWE SummerSlam 2011: Christian Paid Too Much to Be in the Main Event

Luis HerreraAnalyst IAugust 17, 2011

Overshadowed by the development of many storylines in RAW, we tend to forget about the burial of a big superstar in the other SummerSlam main event.

For the second time in three months, Christian lost the World Heavyweight Championship in his first title defense, ending the match against Randy Orton beaten up, embarrassed and rejected even by his best friend, Edge

A few months ago, I published an article about five superstars who would never be world champions in the WWE and put Christian among them.

Obviously I was wrong about Captain Charisma, but it probably would have been better if I wasn't.

Before his first reign, Christian was one of the best wrestlers-who-haven’t-been-world-champions ever.

Today, he is one of the worst champions ever.

You know something’s wrong when Triple H and Edge berate Christian in consecutive shows for becoming a little whiny girl and he doesn’t wake up.

It’s not that being a coward heel is a bad thing itself: wrestlers like The Miz fit that role and can portray it perfectly.

But when a respected veteran like Christian is asked to basically become a joke of himself, that’s just wrong.

The numbers of his two reigns: 30 days as world champion, no successful defenses, the first win thanks to Edge distracting Alberto del Rio, the second one by spitting his opponent.

Sure, we can be optimistic and expect to see him reacting after Edge’s speech, but do you really think the WWE will take time to do so?

The new big menace for Randy Orton is set: Mark Henry will definitely become the next No. 1 contender after beating Sheamus at SummerSlam and injuring Big Show, Kane and Vladimor Kozlov.

Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes are also in the sidelines, growing and waiting to get their chance.

Christian is going back to the mid card.

Yes, Captain Charisma is now a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, but he paid too much to be a main-eventer.

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