After a reader asked me in this installment of the WNW Premium Mailbag the whereabouts of Christian, I did some further investigating. I'm told Vince McMahon recently gave a directive to make sure Christian is not prominently featured on WWE television until after the company has fulfilled their commitment to TNA Wrestling.
For those asking what commitment, WWE still owes TNA one more appearance by one of their contracted talents as exchange for their usage of Ric Flair over Wrestlemania XXVIII weekend earlier this year, and that talent is Christian. Christian is set to appear at TNA's Bound For Glory pay-per-view in October and is expected to be advertised by the company.
Vince wants Christian to "be cold" when he appears for TNA which is why he's been tossed to the back-burner after a TV loss to Antonio Cesaro. While I wasn't told this, I can only assume this has to do with TNA's ongoing litigation against WWE.