Edge and Christian lose the brotherly love, WCW still
part of WWF family
The Wrestling Report
Ed De La Garza
Why, God, why?
First Martin and Lewis, then Sonny and Cher, Michael and Lisa Marie,
Tom and Nicole.
And now … Edge and Christian. Of all the times for sibling rivalry
to rear its ugly head
and split one of the greatest teams in entertainment history, why now?
It didn't have to
be. It reeks of total "uncoolness."
There had been rumblings about the brothers parting ways ever since
away with the 2001 King of the Ring trophy.
Christian acted just like a proud brother should. He shined Edge's trophy
as though it
were his own. He carried it around as though his lone claim to fame
was his relation to
his older brother. He always made mistakes while accompanying Edge
to the ring.
It was all easily explained by his desire to be just as good as the
King of the Ring. But
then the bookers had to insert some tension into the story line. Even
then, there was no
need to create an imaginary rift. They were the greatest tag team since,
since … since
the Fabulous Freebirds.
All hell broke loose Monday.
Edge was beaten down by Christian while defending his Intercontinental
fellow Canadian Lance Storm. Christian nailed his brother with a chair,
blasted him with
the King of the Ring trophy and then placed Edge's head on a chair
another one against his skull. It was as though all the pent-up frustration
allowed to come out.
You couldn't help but feel sorry for Christian. Yeah, he had committed
a violent assault
and should have been hauled off to jail if common sense were ever incorporated
angles, but damn it, Edge deserved it.
He had his wide, ungodly white beaming smile. He had all the catchphrases
his disposal. All his brother could do was take the leftovers. Wrestling
groupies are bad
enough, but leftover wrestling groupies? What kind of existence is
that? It obviously
wasn't good enough for Christian.
Let that be a lesson to all you winners. Getting the gold, fame, women
doesn't give you the right to forget about your little brother. Do
that and you too may be
on the receiving end of a Canadian beatdown.
If anything, the fans who were mindlessly booing Christian out of the
arena should be
taken to task for cheering on another pretty boy. I'll bet they booed
Steve Austin when he
turned heel too. Heck, they probably pop for the Undertaker when he
raises his fist in
Hats off to Christian. Here's hoping the result is a great struggle
for the IC belt. That will
so totally reek of "awesomeness."
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I thought the whole point of buying WCW was for Vince to build it back
up and develop
it as its own company. Is it ever going to be separated from the WWF?
Yes, eventually. The plan was to have them separated by now, but WWF
taken an immediate liking to the new WCW. It hasn't helped that many
of the WCW
diehards have been slow to switch allegiances to the WWF.
There's been some talk about giving either Raw or Smackdown to WCW,
always followed by the phrase "not yet." But long-range plans still
have WCW set up on
But keep in mind that even when that happens, it won't be a truly separate
entity. It's still
owned and run by the WWF. It's not real competition. That's why it's
called a virtual
And don't forget, Smackdown lays the … smack down on Houston next week.
WWF will invade the Compaq Center on Tuesday. There'll be more opportunities
heckle Edge for forgetting about his little brother.