Instead of boycotting SmackDown, let wrestling run its course.
**If you hate spoilers, and are reading this before the May 6, 2011 edition of SmackDown has aired, please click away from this post now.**
Welcome back to The Wrestling Times. The news of SmackDown’s main event has gotten way out of control. Threat Tweets have been aimed towards Randy Orton, WWE, and (for reasons unknown) Joey Styles. No one knows what will happen next, so cool it. Let’s discuss wrestling.
Christian losing the title to Randy Orton has obviously created a big stink in the wrestling community. Everyone does know that there will be a new episode of SmackDown next week, right? WWE shocked the world by putting the title on Orton, and has created an uneasy storyline. What will happen next? No one knows because for once, WWE has taken us out of our comfort zone. And most of us don’t like that.
We automatically assume that WWE Inc. aborted Christian from the World Title picture, and that may not be the case. Since returning in February, Christian has been a focal point in SmackDown’s main event scene. He constantly fought matches with Alberto Del Rio, and even had a brief moment with EDGE hinting at the possibility of Christian challenging for the belt.
But things drastically changed after EDGE retired, and the rosters needed to be reshuffled. Without Alberto Del Rio, who was Christian supposed to feud with? Mark Henry? The Great Khali? No one would pay to see that.
What if Christian had retained the belt on SmackDown? Great. Why would I want to see Orton challenge for the belt again on pay-per-view, if I saw him lose for free? People are more likely to pay to see Christian win back the title, than defend it against the likes of Henry and Khali.
The prospect of a feud between Orton and Christian would be one based on mutual respect. Randy Orton tweeted, ” I was happy for him as well Sunday night. I made sure to congratulate him afterwards.” Not since WrestleMania 23 could we witness a feud between two fan favorites. I truly believe this is the start of something big, rather than the end as people make it out to be.
That’s it for this post. For more ways to support Christian, or more on the topic: Check out Dave Lagana’s recent post at IWantWrestling.com. Click here.
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