Christian loses his WrestleMania 28 spot to Drew McIntyre thanks to a bum ankle

Christian should be glad he isn't a racehorse otherwise Vince McMahon would take him out back behind Sun Life Stadium and plug one in the back of his blonde head.

That's because the former World Heavyweight Champion is still walking on a bum ankle which is why he was written off of WrestleMania 28. He was set to take on CM Punk this past Monday on Raw but before they could get started, the WWE Champion's opponent on Sunday (April 1), Chris Jericho, once again appeared on the TitanTron and, once again, began dragging skeletons from Punk's closet.

It seems there's nothing but H20 t-shirts and shameful family secrets in there.

Christian tried to take advantage of the champion's shellshock but "The Straight Edge Messiah" straight up Hulked out, handing out a brutal beating. Slamming Christian's head repeatedly against the commentary table and then locking in an Anaconda Vice, Punk quickly put the kibosh on "Captain Charisma's" return.

It was announced later during the telecast Christian would be unable to participate as a member of Team Johnny in the 12-man tag team match at WrestleMania 28 due to the injuries he suffered at the hands of the champion. He wasn't medically cleared, we were told.

While this is technically true according to The Wrestling Observer, it isn't because of anything Punk did. Word is Christian still hasn't fully healed up from the ankle injury which originally put him on the shelf this past November. Rather than risk further harm in a match he would have likely had little impact in, the injury angle was shot and the former champ was replaced by the Teddy Long-hating Drew McIntyre.

All things considered, it was a smart move by WWE. While Christian has never been a huge draw on par with the likes of John Cena or Randy Orton, he's a solid performer who can easily fit in any mid-card or main event role needed. And he can do it as either a fan favorite or a rulebreaker, something that can't be said for Cena.

There would be no point in risking the possibility Christian would aggravate the injury, putting him on the shelf even longer. Sure, he misses out on the WrestleMania payday but at the very least, "Captain Charisma" has a built-in feud with CM Punk when he finally is 100-percent.

And honestly, how many of you Cagesiders wouldn't LOVE to see a Punk/Christian program?

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