CORPUS CHRISTI —
2012 is finally looking up for WWE Superstar Christian, who has gone from injury to Intercontinental Champion.
Christian suffered a high ankle sprain and torn ligaments last November, which sidelined him for several months.
“After talking with a couple different doctors, they said that on a
scale of 1-10 of the severity of the sprain, it was a 10. It was as bad
as it could have possibly been,” Christian said. “It was a little bit
frustrating to say the least, but it’s just one of those things where
you got to get through it.”
Christian’s injury caused him to miss WrestleMania, WWE’s biggest event of the year.
He returned at Over the Limit, WWE’s pay-per-view event in May, to
win a battle royal. Christian challenged Cody Rhodes for the
Intercontinental Championship later that night, and won.
“When you come back, you always want to make a statement, and I think
I did that night,” he said. “I don’t think many people knew I was going
to come back, it was kind of a surprise. The element of surprise is
great, and it worked in my favor.”
Christian will look to build on this momentum when Super Smackdown!
Live -The Great American Bash comes to the American Bank Center arena on
Tuesday. It’s a night he looks forward to.
“I love coming to Corpus Christi. We have a great fan base there,”
the Intercontinental Champion said. “The WWE Universe there always
supports us whenever we’re coming down.”
Fan favorite John Cena also is booked to step in the ring in Corpus
Christi. He will be in the main event of Super Smackdown! Live, which is
a two-on-one handicap match. He will face Big Show and former general
manager John Lauranitis.
There also will be plenty of other matches that night that will
feature other WWE superstars, like Sheamus, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio,
Sin Cara, and many more. The card and talent is subject to change.
For Christian, the ultimate goal is to reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship, a title he already has won twice.
“I’ve always viewed the Intercontinental Champion as the next guy in
line to step up,” he said. “I was fortunate enough to be the champion
twice. Winning that title again would be great.”
If You Go
What: Super Smackdown! Live-The Great American Bash
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: American Bank Center arena, 1901 N. ShorelineBlvd.
Cost: $15-$95 plus fees
Information: ticketmaster.com, or 1-800-745-3000
Two time World Heavyweight Champion
Two time ECW Champion
Four time Intercontinental Champion
Nine time World Tag Team Champion
By the numbers
9,311,881: Number of “likes” WWE has on Facebook
1,287,964: Followers WWE has on Twitter
300: Wishes that John Cena has granted with Make-A-Wish Foundation
6: Different championships in the WWE today
Source: Facebook, Twitter and WWE
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