Christian reveals his thoughts on Ali as leader of Retribution



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Christian reveals his thoughts on Ali as leader of Retribution

At TNA, Christian won his first of six world titles on February 12, 2006, defeating Jeff Jarrett at the pay-per-view Against All Odds in a match valid for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He regained the title on January 14, 2007, at Final Resolution, and created his own stable, Christian's Coalition.

He left TNA in November 2008 and returned to WWE on the ECW roster in early 2009. On April 26, 2009, at Backlash, he won the ECW World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger, continuing a 205 day reign and becoming the champion.

most enduring in the history of the title in its WWE version. On April 26, 2010, he joined the SmackDown roster! as a result of the draft-lottery and won the World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions during 2011. In total, Christian has won 22 titles between WWE and TNA: he is a six-time world champion, having twice won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.

He has also won the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, WWF Hardcore Championship, WWF European Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship (four times) and World Tag Team Championship (nine times). In addition to these awards, Christian is the 23rd wrestler in WWE history to have completed the Triple Crown and 12th to have reached the Grand Slam.

In a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, Christian discussed Ali’s role as the leader of RETRIBUTION.

Christian on Ali’s role as the leader of RETRIBUTION

“I know there was a lot of talk about the RETRIBUTION thing, but I really liked Ali being put in the forefront there.

I’d like to see where that goes…I think he has a lot of untapped potential and we haven’t really had a chance to see the layers of his personality, and I think there’s a lot there. I’m interested to see how that unfolds and how he builds on it now that he has that opportunity.

Everybody works for that opportunity, and he’s got it now. I’m hoping he can hit it out of the park on this" - Christian said. On how he continues to be impressed with Randy Orton, he added: “I think Randy, for as long as he’s been in the business, when I was working with him for the World title in 2011, I remember watching a monitor in the back and I can’t remember who he was wrestling.

I was standing there with [John] Cena, and I looked at him and he looked at me. I said ‘The scary thing is, he doesn’t even know how good he is.’ Cena goes ‘He has no clue.’ That’s the thing about Randy – he’s so naturally gifted at what he does.

To see him take it to a different level with his promos, his demeanor, and his performances in the ring, it’s been unbelievable”.