With the Over The Limit Pay-Per View, another night went by where the United States Championship came even closer to obscurity.
Christian chose to battle Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental title, and Santino Marella got a night off. This just further emphasises the point that since the current champion defeated Jack Swagger in the buildup to Wrestlemania, there have been no meaningful contests for the one prestigious title.
Santino is a comedy act, and while he is entertaining, having him hold on to one of the company's major honours for such a length of time only serves to run the belt down. With the title being put on Santino after the Milan Miracle’s huge pop at Elimination Chamber, I can see why it made sense at the time. However, we now need a change.
Recently the US belt has been used as a method of letting superstars like The Miz, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler grow into main-event talent and eventually holders of the top titles.
But what now for the title? How do the creative team recover it? Here are 10 guys that could save the gold.