WWE: Sheamus Should Choose to Battle for the World Heavyweight Title at WM28

Scott AbusoCorrespondent IFebruary 3, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Celtic Warrior Sheamus during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Tonight on SmackDown (and on Tuesday for those who read the spoilers), WWE fans learned that Sheamus will decide which title to fight for at WrestleMania after the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

The announcement comes as this is the first episode of SmackDown following Sheamus' shocking victory in the Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

This begs the question, should Sheamus go after the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship?

Now, many people will say Sheamus should go after the World Heavyweight Championship, being that he is one of SmackDown's bigger stars, and he has gathered quite a fan club on the show.

Others will argue that he should challenge for the WWE Championship, a title held by, most commonly, the best wrestler, or one of the better wrestlers/performers in the the company. 

While I wouldn't necessarily say that Sheamus couldn't handle holding the WWE Championship, I feel it poses a decently sized problem.

The WWE Title has been affiliated with RAW for quite some time now, so one of two things would have to happen.  Either, a) the title would shift brands, or b) Sheamus would move from SmackDown to RAW.

With the way the product is currently going, I just can't see Sheamus holding the WWE Title.

Sheamus is an amazing talent. 

He's easily one of the better guys in the company, and he has the look that Vince McMahon likes to see in WWE Superstars.

The current holder of the WWE Title, however, is, in my opinion, more talented than Sheamus, and deserving of a lengthy title run.

To strip CM Punk of the title now, after all his character has been through so much, would be nothing short of detrimental.

Besides that point, Sheamus has proven himself to be one of the better wrestlers on SmackDown.

Randy Orton has currently been feuding with underrated talent, putting them over, or at least making some great television.  With Orton occupied, SmackDown needs a replacement to carry the belt.

Sheamus can take the reigns of the brand for a while, and show his true worth to the company.

Yeah, Daniel Bryan is an amazing wrestler.  But he's been a bit, er, off as the World Heavyweight Champion so far.

I wouldn't mind seeing him with the belt after some character development, but for now, I'd like to see him out of the picture.

Essentially, Sheamus should challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship because he's earned it.  He's one of the biggest faces on SmackDown, he has fan support, a solid gimmick and pretty decent move set for a man of his stature.

If you disagree, or would just like to offer your input, don't hesitate to comment!