After looking down from the ladder at Extreme Rules and seeing Edge with tears in his eyes, Christian knew “it meant just as much to him to see me do that as it did to myself.”
Coming into WWE at the same time, both Superstars enjoyed an illustrious tag team career together. But, there was a time when the two squared off against each other in the ring, including when Christian won his first Intercontinental Championship against Edge.
“It’s almost like you’re fighting your brother. You didn’t want to, but you kind of had to. You had to fight to get the respect of each other. It’s like two brothers going out in the back yard to duke it out and your father picks you up and dusts you off and says ‘now shake hands.’”
After years of success in WWE, Christian has finally elevated himself to the next level – a level his friend Edge was accustomed to being.
And in perhaps the most fitting fashion, Christian won his first World Title in a Ladder Match – something he and Edge excelled at for many years.