Christian released from performers contract with the WWE

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Over the past week, the WWE has released nine people from their contracts with the company. These were The Brooklyn Brawler, Damien Sandow, King Barrett, Hornswoggle, El Torito, Alex Riley, Zeb Colter, Santino Marella and Cameron.

Now another name has joined this list - according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via NoDQ - but not in the same sense as the superstars above, as he will still have a job within the company.

Christian hasn't wrestled with the WWE since March 2014 when he won a fatal four-way match against Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, and Sheamus to decide who would face Big E for the Intercontinental Championship.


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However, he suffered a mild concussion, and the opportunity for him to challenge for the title never came about. It was only last March on the Talk is Jericho podcast that the Canadian said while he hadn't officially retired, he probably won't be wrestling again. 

According to NoDQ, the Wrestling Observer said: "The contract Christian was released from was reportedly his performer's contract, and not his Edge and Christian Show deal."

While it isn't damaging towards the company because of the fact Christian hasn't wrestled for the company for over two years, it is sad that we'll no longer see one of the revolutionists from the Attitude Era compete inside a WWE ring.

Captain Charisma made his debut with the company back in 1998 as part of The Brood and went on to win the Tag Team Championships on several occasions with Edge, Lance Storm, and Chris Jericho.

After being away from the WWE for a couple of years from 2004 until 2009, he would then return to become an ECW Champion and a two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion. However, it was tag team wrestling where Christian originally shined.

Christian alongside Edge was one of the top tag teams in the Attitude Era, from their five-second poses to putting on some incredible matches alongside The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz. The tables, ladders, and chairs matches those three tag teams put on over the years helped revolutionize the WWE and make it what it is today, and it also helped create some of the most memorable moments in WrestleMania history.

As an in-ring competitor, Christian will be missed, but at least we'll still get to see him on WWE programming alongside his former tag team partner and best friend Edge on The Edge and Christian show. He may be gone from the ring, but he isn't gone from our TV screens.

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