Chris Masters has discussed that he was meant to hold championship gold in WWE, however last-minute changes meant that never happened.
Now known as Chris Adonis, Masters was talking to Chris Van Vliet about his career. During their conversation, Masters revealed he was considered for at least two title runs during his four years in WWE. According to Masters, he was even due to have a big title win on ‘The Grandest Stage Of Them All’ at WrestleMania.
Chris Masters explained:
“I think early on, I was considered for a lot of stuff. I was supposed to win the Intercontinental Title but then the intervention happened, so it didn’t happen. Then I was supposed to win the Tag Titles with Carlito on the WrestleMania where we worked Big Show and Kane. But that got switched the day of, because of a change of plans, which happens. That’s one thing you learn about wrestling, you don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Before something actually happens, you don’t count on it. There was a pre-taped shot with Vince and me where Vince alluded to me being the youngest WWE Champion of all time. This was even after Randy had won it.”
Masters continued discussing a possible feud with John Cena that also never materialised. Chris Masters thinks that might have been down to Cena:
“I know they were considering Cena and me for an angle. Probably looking back if anything I think Cena might have shot that down. I don’t think Cena was too happy working with me around that time. I could have good matches with HBK, but I felt Cena thought he had to lead me. It’s probably because I was new and stuff like that. It was just a little bit more difficult ring chemistry-wise. I don’t even know that for sure. But I was working a lot with Shawn Michaels and I was working a lot with John Cena in the house shows. Shawn was an easier match, but how many years experience did he have? As over as John was, we both started at the same time. I think the lack of experience was the big thing.”
Chris Masters ended his second run with WWE in 2011. Since then he has worked for TNA. He debuted for the NWA in 2021 where he currently holds the NWA National Championship.