The last time that the United States Heavyweight Championship was defended was back in October, when Dean Ambrose successfully defended the title against Big E Langston at Hell in a Cell 2013 and on Monday Night Raw the following night.
With Heath Slater being given time off for personal reasons, WWE has chosen Ricardo Rodriguez as his replacement in 3MB. Rodriguez worked a match with Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre at the big Madison Square Garden show this week.
WWE has been giving Heath Slater some much needed time off as of late. The 3MB member is said to be going through some tough personal issues at the moment. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre have been operating as a tag team in his absence.
Heath Slater told fans that he would be more than willing to work on an album with Jeff Hardy. The belief is that he is simply speaking in character.
Despite needing the exposure that new performers do, Xavier Woods was removed by WWE during the Hulu broadcast of Monday Night Raw. He worked a match against Heath Slater.