Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Christian, has teased challenging Big E for the WWE Intercontinental Championship in the not too distant future.
When the legend returned to the ring on January 31 at the Royal Rumble, fans not only celebrated his comeback after seven years away from the squared circle but immediately pointed to one specific rivalry which was promised but never delivered all the way back in 2014.
On the March 24, 2014, edition of Monday Night Raw, the former host of ‘The Peep Show’ outlasted Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus to earn a shot at then WWE Intercontinental Champion, Big E, who had defeated Curtis Axel to capture the strap four months earlier.
However, the bout never came to fruition after the challenger suffered several concussions and was forced into retirement until being cleared in 2021.
Now, with the bout seemingly back on the table should WWE choose to go down that particular avenue, Christian joined WWE’s The Bump to discuss the possibility of finally stepping into the ring with Big E and reclaim the prize he helped to make famous in the early noughties:
“Looking how big Big E is, maybe I won’t go after the Intercontinental Title if I come back. I love Big E. He’s one of my favourite people in the entire world. So are Xavier Woods and (Kofi Kingston). I love all those guys, I’m so proud of what they’ve accomplished. You talk about a tag team match and the backstage segments we could do with New Day would be super entertaining as well. I can’t tip my hand on anything. I’m renting space in his head already, I need all the advantage I can if that’s the case. I love Big E, he’s doing great things and I look forward to him having a long Intercontinental Championship reign.”
However, following the interview, Big E took to Twitter to express his disappointment in Christian’s words and fanned the flames of what could be with a simple GIF posted on his social media account.
— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) February 10, 2021
With WrestleMania 37 on the horizon and Big E seemingly done with his never ending rivalry with Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn, fans now look to the return of Christian and an Intercontinental Championship challenge seven years in the making to mark the Canadian’s first of many comebacks on ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All.’
Credit for the interview: WWE’s The Bump
h/t for the transcription: Fightful