Former world champion Christian recently appeared on WWE’s The Bump to discuss his epic 2011 feud with Randy Orton. Highlights from the interview are below.
On his chemistry with Orton:
We had this crazy chemistry. We had this kind of chemistry that was undeniable. I think, to me, I can make sense of it all in the differences of how we performed. He’s more slow and methodical, and I keep a faster pace. I think with those types – those differences in our styles – it just clicked really well. Yeah, every time we touched, it seemed to be magic. I also think the confidence we had in each other, we knew every time we went out there we were going to put on a match that people were going to talk about for a long time.
His favorite match in their series:
I think the one match where I won. Actually, I think my favorite of the series was the Over The Limit match . There was so much emotion. There was such an investment on both sides from both of us personally, and from the WWE Universe. It was almost like a soccer match. You could hear half of the arena chanting for Orton, and half the arena chanting for me. Then, they would switch; it was an emotional rollercoaster at the time. I really think right after that last sequence where the match could have gone either way, we had the crowd on the edge of their seats. I think the story that it told, for me, was my favorite one out of all the other ones that we did. I also think we had a great streetfight, or was it a No Holds Barred? It was a No Holds Barred match at Summerslam, which I was proud of. We also had a great cage match on SmackDown, which I believe, was the last one of that series. It’s hard to pinpoint one. But, if you told me I had to make a decision, it would be that Over The Limit match.
Check out the full episode of The Bump below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)