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I forgot about that - but they still had PLENTY of time to do something else with him, other than being the only major superstar on the 'C' brand.
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Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

Be fair TNA made Christian a World Champion and gave him that platform to run with the belt, WWE would never have taken that chance with him, so in all honesty that highered his worth.

TNA's natural reaction to getting a shiny new wrestler is too put the world championship on him. 
If anything Christian just highered his stock as a singles wrestler and made WWE take notice. I don't think that it had anything to do with him being the champion. Is the TNA Championship really worth that much? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/January/2012 at 13:12
It gave him a run with the biggest title available, he was the main man in the company, so it was all eyes on him, so it doesn't really matter if the TNA World title isn't worth that much In Name however he was the champion on mainstream TV, which is something WWE look for, how they carry themselves with the title.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Craig Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/January/2012 at 18:30
Christian is one of the main winners in joining TNA, he got given the chance to run with the ball there and by all accounts he ran with it and gave him a platform for a WWE return where its been the WWE thats devalued him with his pathetic title reigns.

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Originally posted by Craig Craig wrote:



Christian is one of the main winners in joining TNA, he got given the chance to run with the ball there and by all accounts he ran with it and gave him a platform for a WWE return where its been the WWE thats devalued him with his pathetic title reigns.



1/ He didn't deserve anything and only got a sympathy push because his best mate got injured on company time.

2/ Pretty much everyone was fapping over his feud with Orton, how has he been wasted or misused at all? Hes not Goldberg, and isnt going to be booked as such.
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Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

...so it doesn't really matter if the TNA World title isn't worth that much In Name however he was the champion on mainstream TV...

to the 14 people were watching TNA at that time LOL
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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Originally posted by Craig Craig wrote:



Christian is one of the main winners in joining TNA, he got given the chance to run with the ball there and by all accounts he ran with it and gave him a platform for a WWE return where its been the WWE thats devalued him with his pathetic title reigns.



1/ He didn't deserve anything and only got a sympathy push because his best mate got injured on company time.

2/ Pretty much everyone was fapping over his feud with Orton, how has he been wasted or misused at all? Hes not Goldberg, and isnt going to be booked as such.
 
1. A sympathy push? If anything it was a push that almost everyone wanted (excluding yourself by the sounds of it) for years. He was consistently one of the top competitors and whether you admit it or not always put on a good match.
 
2. His feud with Orton put Orton over so much more than Christian - What did Christian actually gain out of the feud beside a (1 month?) title run via a DQ ruling. The two of them put on so many good matches and Christian was the one booked to look weak with so many loses.

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Quote WWE has reportedly signed to more wrestlers to developmental deals. The first is K.C. McKnight, who has been wrestling for 8 years, has worked for the Midnight Maynem promotion and recently spent a month in Japan wrestling for Pro Wrestling Zero 1. He attended last month's FCW training camp in Tampa, Florida.
 
The other talent signed to WWE, according to Oklahoma's Sand Springs Leader newspaper, is Ryan Collins
 
 
We've heard Pac and Sara Del Rey were signed recently. We've heard that Alex Shelley jumped to WWE and Matt Morgan wants in too. We've heard stories that WWE was interested in half of TNA. We've heard about guys in ROH getting try-outs. But is this something... more?
 
Quote WWE is getting very aggressive in recruiting and signing new talents. They continue to reach out to stars on the independent wrestling scene and many of the talents that were contacted earlier this year are now being signed. The feeling is that they are gearing up for WWE Network projects and loading up developmental under Triple H's lead.
 
It baffles me to think this is all just about the 'network.' We know that there's zero interest from the cable & satellite carriers. With Dish Network is blacking out AMC channels and DirecTV is blacking out Viacom, the idea of adding a new channel is at the bottom of the totem pole for these carriers. They are just trying to keep the channels they already have.
  
Johnny Ace and Vince McMahon enjoyed a strong distain for indy wrestlers. They had a desire to create a developmental system that could convert models, bodybuilders, actors, and football players into Superstars and Divas. A system that has failed to provide WWE with the next generation of main event talent as it was intented to do. So I have to admit that I'm glad to see Triple H taking charge in revamping the developmental program.
 
So is this a raiding of other promotions' top talents? Or is this just WWE reloading their underperforming developmental program?  
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Quote On Tuesday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer answered some reader questions and one of them was about Bobby Lashley and EC3 potentially making the jump to WWE. Meltzer said, “My impression is that EC3 is gonna go to WWE. With Lashley, there was a lot of bitterness when he left [in 2008] on both sides.”

We have said before that there is interest in both of them. Lashley’s situation is interesting. At 41 years old, he looks great and he is better at promos than he was during his first WWE run. However, there was heat with Michael Hayes and Hayes still works for the company. Meltzer did mention how time can heal wounds in wrestling. We’ve certainly seen that with names like Bill Goldberg, Bruno Sammartino and others being welcomed back into the fold.

Impact Wrestling is cutting all of the big money contracts so it’s almost certain that both Lashley and EC3 are on their way out when their deals expire. Lashley has expressed interest in a match with Brock Lesnar.


ECIII is a no brainer, creative didn’t have any ideas for him as Derek Bateman previously in WWE, but he went to TNA and found a character that really worked for him and he also developed as a performer. I think he will be recruited for NXT. Hopefully WWE allow him to keep using his ECIII gimmick.

I know many folk are not keen on seeing Lashley back in WWE but I always liked him and in the years since his departure he’s honed his skills both in the ring and on the mic, he’s no longer green and is a much more well rounded performer improving all elements of his game. I enjoyed his matches in TNA, particularly his series with Roode. He’s also carved out a name for himself in MMA which has increased his value too. Maybe he could do a stint in NXT to reacquaint him with the WWE environment.

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The problem they'll have with Lashley is his contract with Bellator. There's no way on earth WWE would give him the freedom they give Lesnar to do both, it just wouldn't happen.

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