The United States championship hasn’t had this much relevance in nearly a decade. During the brand split, that belt was used for a stepping stone to the WWE championship. For example, the Miz was U.S. champion and then was elevated to the main event scene. However, the U.S. title has prestige that needs to be honored in today’s WWE.
John Cena became the United States champion at WrestleMania 31. After losing to Rusev, he finally got the title, and he was on a mission to bring relevance back to the belt. After months of incredible matches and a long reign to counter it, John Cena brought the groove back.
Bleacher Report graded Cena’s title reign as near an “A” after it was all said and done. His matches have remained consistently great, and the promo battles are very satisfying. As for the feuds themselves, his program with Kevin Owens created a lot of buzz in the WWE Universe.
Now, Cena is working with Seth Rollins. They have a match at SummerSlam to determine the next WWE champion and U.S. champion. The future of the WWE title is in good hands, but according to Cageside Seats, the United States title’s future is not secure in the hands of the winner at SummerSlam.
“There’s apparently some speculation that the winner of the John Cena vs. Seth Rollins title vs. title match at SummerSlam will vacate the US title.”
What will happen to the U.S. title if the winner at SummerSlam drops the strap? How good will that look for the championship itself? After everything Cena has done for the championship, dropping it right after he may retain it is a bit immature. As for Rollins, adding the U.S. title to his resume only makes it more relevant.
The report is only a rumor, so don’t take is a confirmed report. However, Cageside Seats is a reputable outlet for wrestling news and analysis. WWE has always marched to the beat of its own drummer. Having the winner at SummerSlam drop the championship wouldn’t be the biggest shock in their history.
In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, Seth Rollins and John Cena won’t be done feuding after SummerSlam. This program is expected to go on for a while.
It probably won’t culminate at WrestleMania, as plans for Rollins will include something much bigger. Having the winner at SummerSlam carry both belts instigates the rest of the WWE roster to chase the ultimate champion. Logically, Rollins makes the most sense. Everyone chasing Rollins only makes him stronger, right?
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