This past Sunday at the Tables, Ladders, Chairs…and Stairs pay-per-view, Jack Swagger tried and failed to defeat Rusev, as The Bulgarian Brute retained his United States Championship once more.
Big things were expected of Rusev ever since he made his debut at the 2013 Royal Rumble and he has certainly lived up to expectations thus far, he hasn’t submitted or been pinned and even defeated Sheamus to capture the United States Championship in the process.
But it looks as if the United States Championship could be taking a leave of absence if the latest rumours are to be believed.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RETURN
The WWE Universe had a popular request for months which could see the United States Championship going off television for a short while or even for good, as it has lost the importance it once had and it would be great to see an original championship being brought back
Fans wanted Rusev and Lana to introduce a new championship such as the Russian Federation Heavyweight Championship or bringing back the European Championship to replace the United States Championship so Rusev and Lana could gain even more heat than they already are as Rusev is continued to be built as the biggest heel in the business.
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This past weekend, Lana posted an interesting image on her official Instagram account before it was quickly deleted. By clicking here you can see the image she posted and according to various sources online, it is the European Championship which is set to be reintroduced as soon as after the TLC pay-per-view.
GOOD FOR RUSEV
The European Championship was retired in 2002, when Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy in a ladder match to unify the European and Intercontinental titles and now Rusev could be the man who brings the gold back to television.
Lana wouldn’t post an image of the championship on her official Instagram account for nothing, especially if she quickly deleted it which make it that much more suspicious that the title could be set for a return.
This move would be great for Rusev and Lana, as well as his development as a heel as it would show his true dominance that nobody could defeat him or even stop him from taking the United States Championship out of commission. If the gold is brought back then it’s safe to say that Rusev won’t be losing or dropping the gold any time soon and an even lengthier unbeaten run will make the WWE Universe fans hate both Rusev and Lana even more than they already do, which is nothing but positive for the anti-American duo.
Multiple sources online have speculated that the post means absolutely nothing, as the image has been taken from an old WWE photo shoot which involved placing classic championship titles on the superstars and divas. In said gallery, a number of European superstars posed with the European Championship.
The likes of Cesaro, Santino Marella, William Regal, Bad News Barrett and former WWE Intercontinental Champion; Drew McIntyre all posed with the championship.
However, the European Championship they posed with featured the old World Wrestling Federation logo, whereas the image Lana posted, the title has the new WWE logo at the top of the championship.
So it looks like there’s a big possibility that the European Championship will be brought back, even if it’s only for reminiscing before it’s retired once more.