WWE Reportedly Hasn’t Cleared Christian For In-Ring Return

This week on Monday Night RAW, Christian confronted Randy Orton with one goal in mind – to avenge Edge after his bestie’s loss to The Viper at Backlash.

However, instead of a triumphant return, Christian fought Orton in an unsanctioned match that didn’t end too well for Captain Charisma. A low blow from Ric Flair and a punt kick from Orton saw Christian leaving the Performance Center on a stretcher.

According to Tom Colohue, WWE hasn’t cleared Christian for an in-ring return.

“Christian is not cleared to return to wrestling. Cannot stress that enough.”

It was further reported that bringing Christian back for the show was WWE’s strategy to boost the television ratings.

“Also another one of Vince’s go-to’s is leaking information. The Christian information was leaked early in the day and almost everybody had it. In the hours preceding RAW, almost every wrestling journalist was talking about Christian… and they weren’t being subtle about it. At all. I’m confident that information was meant to get out, to get the ratings going. And by the look of it, it did pay off.”

It will be interesting to see if and when Christian is able to make it back to WWE TV.