Christian Teases Future Plans In WWE After His Royal Rumble Return
Christian returned to the ring during the Men’s Royal Rumble match on Sunday… but is this the last we’ve seen of him as a competitor?
Captain Charisma was one of the surprise entrants in the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble match, and spoke with WWE.com after the show about what the return meant to him personally.
“It was a little surreal, to be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. It’s funny, everybody say they have a plan until they get hit and that was kind of the case here. I had a vision and I got hit, and it’s like, ‘Alright, it’s on!’ But it felt good. This is what I was born to do. It felt like being home. It was good. Nobody knew it was happening so I was playing coy all day and it was a fun surprise.”
Christian said if he couldn’t win the Royal Rumble, he’s glad Edge did and then said, “What’s next for me? All I ever promised was one more match… that could be it.”
Last year, Christian spoke with WrestleZone while promoting his film Cagefighter: Worlds Collide and spoke about Edge’s return to WWE. At that time, Christian’s in-ring career was over and he’d been pretty open in the past about believing he wouldn’t be cleared to compete due to the nature of his injuries. Concussion-related issues took him out of the ring and he noted Edge’s situation is a lot different, but he wouldn’t rule out a managerial-type role or a storyline appearance if it made sense.
“If it made sense storyline-wise, for sure. Obviously, Edge is dipping his toes back in here, but they are also very different injuries. His was structural and mine was concussion [related]. I’m not sure how you would ever get cleared if you’ve been medically disqualified from something like that. I’m also pretty content with my career and how it went, but who knows? I would never turn down a chance to work with my best friend again. You never know, we’ll see what happens down the line.”