Christian found a lot of success in WWE as a singles competitor, but when he was unable to reach the level he wanted to be at, he parted ways with WWE and made the jump to TNA.
He quickly became a main eventer in TNA, and went on to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship twice during his run with the company.
However, Christian had to make some adjustments after moving to TNA, and he had to get used to working in a 6 sided ring as opposed to a 4 sided ring. The former World Champion recently discussed both the 4 and 6 sided ring on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, and he noted that he prefers the square ring.
“I’m a traditionalist; I like the square one,” Christian said via Wrestling Inc. “I get that the six-sided [ring] looked different, but I don’t think it was enough to be like, ‘oh, man this ring is so different.’ It was a little bit awkward to wrestle in, because sometimes when you are shooting somebody corner to corner, you had to adjust because it wasn’t directly across. And it was also really hard, like it was a hard ring. If you weren’t bumping pretty much around the middle of it, like around the edges were super, super hard, and it hurt.”
“So, I’ve always been partial to the square ring. I got used to it, and I didn’t think of it at a certain time, but even little things like when you climb up the ropes to jump off the top rope, the foot positioning is farther apart because of where the ropes are, the distance, I guess, that they have to travel to the next post is different than when the ring is square. So, it was a smaller area to put your feet on a regular ring, and it was further apart and I always found it harder to jump off the top rope with your feet really far apart.”
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