Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Christian has addressed a potential return to in-ring action.
He did so during a recent interview with WINCLY podcast last week. The future WWE Hall of Famer made it known that if he were younger in life then things might be different but due to his age, he’s okay with retirement as he never wanted to be in the business for too long.
As a result of his history with concussions, WWE wouldn’t clear him, and he was forced to retire from in-ring competition in 2014. If it were a different time in the professional wrestling business, then there might be a chance he would still be competing. However, that’s not the case due to the understanding of CTE and the negative impact of concussions cause. These days, WWE takes care of their talent better.
“Well I’m 45 years old. If I was 29 or 30 and was forced to retire and felt like it wasn’t quite my time, then there may be a little push to see what I could do. But I’m also realistic at 45. I never wanted to be one of those guys who hung on too long. I was never a guy who needed to go out there and say, “good bye” or anything like that,” Christian said on getting a proper farewell before discussing the Hall of Fame. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. If I had a nickel every time someone asked me if I was going into the Hall of Fame, then…I could buy a lot of stuff [laughs].
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below: