After taking a trip down memory lane in another discussion thread, where we were discussing the potential Christian had back in 2005, I felt compelled to make this thread to tribute my favorite character in wrestling - which was Christian's captain charisma character of 2005.
In actuality his character developed before 2005, with Christian referring to himself as captain charisma long before 2005, but it was 2005 that was his stand-out year in the WWE, and it's the year that most people fondly remember him from. So it's from that basis that I decide to title the thread in this way.
In my opinion his captain charisma character was first properly introduced at Survivor series 2004. Where in a match with Shelton Benjamin, he debuted a new theme song, and came to the ring in a epic looking hoodie, which would become a staple in his entrance attire from this point forward.
That match can be seen here:
His entrances were a big part of why I loved his character. It was so unique at the time. His original waterproof blonde theme, in combination with his great entrance attire made his entrances quite the spectacle.
Examples of Christian's classic entrances here (I'm not going to embed this videos because I don't want to make this thread too long):
His promos were arguably what made he's character so popular at the time. It was during this time that people discovered that Christian was great on the mic, WWE probably noticed this and gave him more mic time, but they never pushed him for it...
Examples of great Christian promos/moments during his captain charisma character:
Now onto his matches. Christian's always been a great in-ring worker who was putting on great matches on a regular basis, however many of his matches during the time had almost no significance because he wasn't getting pushed and he didn't have big storylines and main-event feuds like other guys were getting at the time. Nonetheless, these few matches I will post I feel were his best matches at the time:
Christian had so much potential back then it was unreal. Despite being one of the best in-ring workers and mic-workers at the time, in addition to being over as fuck, having a great character/gimmick and selling good merchandise, WWE did fuck all with him. I realize with the rise of John Cena and Batista at the time, Christian was never going to be huge, but he should of at least
won a World Title during this time. He was gold back then. It was because of this
Christian, that he became my favorite wrestler of all time.