WWE Hall of Famer Reveals Why Edge Had a Way More Successful Career Than Christian

Published 09/27/2021, 10:35 AM EDT


Edge and Christian are two of the most popular names in pro wrestling. At WrestleMania 2000, Edge and Christian claimed the WWF Tag Team Championship after beating the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz in a Triangle Ladder match.

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That was the first time they won the tag team titles together. Since then, Christian and Edge have won the WWF Tag Team Championship six more times. While Edge and Christian format an incredible tag team, people often compare the two superstars with each other.

Recently, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross appeared on the Grilling JR Podcast. There, Jim Ross talked about Christian and then compared him with his partner, Edge.

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Though Ross gave credit to Christian for his impressive performance against Kenny Omega in AEW All Out. The WWE legend also complained about Christian’s inability to connect with the audience, as Edge did. He said (h/t: Wrestling Inc.), “I always thought Edge was going to be a breakout star because he connected with the audience.” 

Edge and Christian during their WWE days | Courtesy: Getty Images

Ross added, “[Christian] was always the clear number two on that team. I was glad they both got their opportunity to grow on their own, but I always thought that Edge had a little bit of a leg up in that scenario. That does not mean by any stretch of the imagination that Christian wasn’t a great hand.”

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“The match that he had with Kenny Omega in AEW was outstanding. He still is a hell of a worker, he’s always been a hell of a worker, but he just didn’t quite have that connectable charisma that Edge had.”

“It’s not a knock on Christian whatsoever, just [Edge] had a specialness about him and I’m happy he’s back in the game at a schedule he can manage and take care of his health.” 

Can Christian Make it as big as Edge in AEW?

In their WWE singles career, Edge has been more successful than Christian. Edge won the WWE Championship 4 times, the World Heavyweight Championship 7 times, and the Intercontinental Championship 5 times.

Not to forget, he also won the Royal Rumble for the second time in 2021. Meanwhile, Christian also won a few championships. He won the ECW Championship (2 times), World Heavyweight Championship (2 times), and the Intercontinental Championship (4 times).

Therefore, just a look at both the wrestler’s career achievements clearly shows that Edge is a step ahead of Christian in individual achievements.

On March 7, 2021, Christian made a shocking AEW debut as he added his name to the list of former WWE superstars who joined AEW. The most recent additions are CM Punk and Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson).

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At the premiere episode of AEW Rampage, Christian claimed the Impact World Championship by defeating Kenny Omega. Omega was also the AEW World Champion at that time.

Soon his AEW Championship was also put on the line at AEW All Out on September 5 against Christian. Christian put up a great fight but failed to get the better of Omega this time.

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With plenty of young talents and experienced wrestlers joining AEW, Christian looks to be up for the challenge.

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Shouvik Nath

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