In the past, WWE has been rumored to be putting more emphasis into the United States Heavyweight Championship. They seem very serious this time around. The start of plan began when they opted to put the secondary belt on John Cena, who is one of the biggest draws in the history of the industry. Now, they are doing a story line where the champion is defending the belt against any challenger on Monday Night Raw each week.
April 3, 2015
It's something that a lot of fans have long been begging for, but WWE is finally going to slowly start replacing John Cena as the top star in the company. He would step into the Bruno Sammartino role, while Roman Reigns will step into the Bob Backlund role. For those that do not know about that particular part of wrestling history, Backlund was pushed by the company as the hot new thing even though Sammartino was still the biggest draw.
February 13, 2015
In one of the best matches in the history of the Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar successfully retained the WWE Heavyweight Championship by pinning Seth Rollins after an F5. John Cena had been knocked out by a beautifully and masterfully executed Phoenix Splash from Rollins. Lesnar was made to look especially strong in the match because he came back to win after coming close to being stretched out because of a story line rib injury.
January 25, 2015