After nearly one year away from WWE Programming, WWE superstar Christian returned on Monday Night Raw.
In the first match of Raw, Wade Barrett was expected to face Curtis Axle in a rematch for the intercontinental championship. After Barrett entered the ring, Vicki Guerrero entered the stage. Guerrero stated that Barrett was not going to have his rematch against Axle on Raw, instead, Guerrero revealed a surprise in the return of Christian.
Christian went on to defeat Barrett.
It was speculated last week that WWE was making Christian’s return somewhat of a priority. Christian has always gotten over well with the WWE Universe, and it makes sense that he returned now with WWE searching for more babyface talent.
It will be interesting to see what WWE plans to do with Christian’s return. One would have to think that Christian is in line for a feud with Del Rio. After all, Del Rio is the storyline reason why Christian was sidelined for nearly a year because of an injury.
With the Money in the Bank pay-per view next month, it seems reasonable to suggest that Christian may compete in the Money in the Bank match.