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There were a number of interesting developments on Raw regarding three of the company’s Championship belts; the United States, Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Titles.
Firstly, Kofi Kingston defeated Cesaro to end his eight-month title reign and become the new US Champion. This title-change was pretty out of the blue, but having said that it’s hard to be surprised by the WWE’s handling of their mid-card belts as of late.
The same can be said for the IC Title as Wade Barrett, fresh from surprisingly regaining the gold on Raw last week, found himself jobbing to R-Truth.
As with the Cesaro-Kingston situation, I can see why the WWE may have done this—in the hope of building a couple of potential feuds for the future—but it all just seems a little inconsistent from a booking perspective.
Also, Dolph Ziggler was defeated by Jack Swagger, the same man who failed to beat former champ Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania.
Again, one can see how the WWE are trying to build a significant feud here, but having won the title through cashing in Money in the Bank, Ziggler now needs to be built up as a dominant and worthy Champion.
Defeating Chris Jericho on SmackDown was a positive move, even though it wasn’t a clean win, but losing to Swagger on Raw was a step backwards in my mind.
Perhaps I’m overreacting or allowing myself to be somewhat biased, but don’t you agree that the WWE needs to handle the booking of their Champions a little better?