If there's one name WWE fans are collectively campaigning to be in the Hall of Fame, it's Christian.
Although he didn't carve out a singles career quite like Edge, he's achieved a great deal in the business and certainly left his mark which warrants a position amongst the all-time greats.
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However, part of the reason why Christian was never really in any marquee roles like The Rated R Superstar was because Vince McMahon was never a major fan, according to Bruce Prichard.
Speaking on Something to Wrestle With, Prichard revealed that Vince was always fond of larger than life characters, such as The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker, and didn't think somebody like Christian had what it takes to connect with the audience.
According to Ringside News, he said: "[Vince] didn’t feel that [Christian] had the personality to connect with the audience in a big way.
"He didn’t think he was larger than life and at that time Vince wanted the top guys needed to be larger than life. You needed to be The Rock, needed to be Stone Cold, you needed to be Undertaker.”
Christan's gimmick was never larger than life during his post-Brood days, but Prichard also went on to reveal that McMahon's opinion of Christian never changed throughout the years.
An example of McMahon's thoughts on Captain Charisma was when they split Edge and Christian and although Vince was excited about what the WWE could achieve with Edge, any mention of Christian ended up with an unfavourable reaction from the boss.
Prichard added: "Every time you would come up with an idea for Edge or Christian it would be like okay, there is a lot excitement there with Edge.
"‘Oh by god, we could do this with him. We could do this with him, a big good-looking b****** and then we’d get to Christian and it would just be, ‘Ugh, godd***, do we have to shoot him? Do we have to see that face? The f***’s he gonna say?!’
"Vince felt Edge was the star of the team and while Christian had the tools, best damn worker on the card, and he would always say that and loved him personally. Just didn’t think that personality transcended and got to the audience.”
Ringside News went on to add that Vince also didn't like the fact that Christian refused to do the Un-American angle as it was a platform to push him further.
Although it didn't turn out too bad for Christian, just imagine what his career would have been like had Vince been on his side.
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