To the shock of many in the WWE Universe, the Big Show defeated Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship at Sunday night’s Hell in a Cell 2012 pay-per-view.
While most felt that Sheamus was just facing the Big Show to add another notch in his belt and bringing further legitimacy to his title reign, the WWE had other plans for Big Show.
With Big Show winning the title, it has become clear that the WWE has something much larger in store for the world’s largest athlete. Fans should expect an extended program between these two combatants going forward.
What It Means
WWE’s Survivor Series is in November, and the company wants to build to the huge event with a match of epic proportions.
As much as Sheamus and Big Show aren’t big enough draws on their own, having this duo be a part of a five-on-five Survivor Series match would be an excellent way to continue the battle.
This title win for Big Show also shows that the company is giving the veteran credit for doing everything in his power since coming to the WWE to put over the younger stars; it’s about time the giant got the credit he deserved.
Whether the crowd wants to admit it or not, this is the most interesting that Big Show has been in a very long time. The heel turn itself was anti-climatic, but the resulting character shift has been positive.
Now that the heel is champion, though, the fact that Sheamus will be chasing the title will be a good twist for the WWE Universe.
The title scene is always more interesting when the face is trying to beat the heel.
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