Christian returned to in-ring action tonight at the Royal Rumble.
He entered the ring at number 24 during the men’s Royal Rumble match. He made it to the final five, where he was eventually eliminated by Seth Rollins. His former tag team partner Edge ended up winning the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Randy Orton.
This was Christian’s first full match since 2014, when he won a fatal four way match on the March 24th episode of Raw to become the number one contender for the Intercontinental title, a match that never took place after Christian suffered a concussion. He has not wrestled since suffering the concussion.
Christian technically returned to the ring on the June 15, 2020 edition of Raw, facing Randy Orton in an unsanctioned match. However, Ric Flair interrupted before the match began, telling Christian that he was concerned about him taking the match. It turned out to be a swerve, as Flair low blowed Christian after the bell rang, allowing Orton to score the quick win following a punt kick.