WWE: Christian denies he is retired from in-ring action

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On December 29th 2014 Monday Night Raw was hosted by legendary WWE tag-team Christian and Edge.

As usual Jerry Lawler was commentating on proceedings and during the action he announced to the WWE Universe that Christian had retired from in-ring action.

Claims questioned

The news was reported as fact subsequently but now the wrestler himself has thrown doubt on the claim in a recent conversation with a fan reported by Wrestling Inc.

Appearing at a recent charity event alongside fellow veteran Superstar Chris Jericho, Christian reportedly spoke with a fan and his wife and, when quizzed on the recent retirement claim by Lawler, he flatly denied the claim.

Telling the pair that he was not retired from the ring, Christian suggested that the legendary commentator had simply got his facts wring on the RAW broadcast.

Safest option?

At 41-years-old Christian's retirement from fighting would not be a total surprise - especially considering the fact that he hasn't competed since a concussion in early 2014.

Indeed Paul Heyman, speaking in the aftermath of the December RAW retirement revelation, suggested there was no chance Christian would ever wrestler again due to his numerous concussions.

In recent times Christian seems to have adapted well to a lack of wrestling action, presenting a number of shows as well as hosting WWE live events. And it had appeared, until now at least, that the popular Superstar was content with hanging up his wrestling boots in favor of mic work.

With these latest revelations however his situation returns to a status of limbo. If he was to wrestle again, who would it be against and what stage would it be on? Would the WWE even want to put him on a card at this busy time of year?

More likely is that Christian is simply leaving his options open for a potential return further down the line - not wanting to leave behind his successful WWE in-ring career quite yet.

Elsewhere in WWE

In last night's RAW, the first since Christian and Edge hosted the event, The Authority returned to cause chaos, firing Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan as the WWE continues its build up to the Royal Rumble at the end of the month.

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